When you upgrade your jewelry components to higher quality materials – what do you do with your stash of older components? (I’m assuming the older components are still good enough quality for making jewelry.) Here Are Some Ideas: Keep the older components to use when creating “rough drafts” or prototypes of your new jewelry design […]
I’d love to hear your thoughts on whether your jewelry designs are influenced by trends in areas such as: colors jewelry-making materials jewelry-making techniques mainstream jewelry styles other areas. Please leave a comment below to share your thoughts on whether (or how) trends influence your jewelry designs!
A while back, I shared my idea for covering unsightly crimp beads with large-hole beads in this tutorial: A Pretty Crimp Bead Cover Alternative. I much prefer using attractive beads in place of manufactured crimp covers. Recently I made several bead necklaces and finished them off with a variety of interesting acrylic and lucite beads […]
Recently I had a “necklace makeover day”. I got out all of my personal necklaces I hadn’t been wearing, and re-designed them into pieces I’d actually wear. As I brought out the necklaces to be re-designed, these two chokers got a bit tangled up together: . . . and I realized that these two necklaces […]
These fascinating stones collected me for this part of their long lifespan. The first one that found me was this polished chunk of lapis lazuli. It’s the perfect size to hold in your hand – very smooth and cool. I think of this stone as a view of Earth from space – ocean, clouds, and […]