Friday, May 28, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Stretch bracelets are simple to make with not too many tools or jewelry findings necessary. They are so easy to make we as jewelry designers should definitely add them to our collection. You can make them simple, chic, earthy, sparkly or anywhere in between. That's half the fun of making them. They 'speak' to me as I design each one...saying give me a blue bead, now give me a green bead, no no no not pink, fuschia LOL. But really, they are a great way to just sit down and mindlessly bead and relieve stress all at the same time. I have never made one stretch bracelet that I did not love to wear myself:)
I have been inspired by the vast group of talented clay and polymer clay artists on etsy. I have always liked to play around with polymer clay but after seeing some of the results of what has been created with it I'm hooked. Nothing is more gratifying than creating your own pendants and beads if you are a jewelry designer. It makes your pieces feel like a 'real' piece of wearable art. If you've never tried creating with polymer clay then you are missing a big creative outlet for your next jewelry project. My advice is just do it! Go buy yourself one block of white Sculpey (my favorite brand) and get to molding. It is so easy and the possibilities are endless. With a rubber stamp, some clay and acrylic paint you are the next Picasso in bead artist land. Here is a sample of some polymer clay earrings I just made.
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Here's a few photos of some of my latest earring designs. These are exquisitely simple wire wrapped designs but they are absolutely stunning and very versatile. I have decided to add some copper creations into my jewelry line for the summer. I will be posting some copper creations within the next week.