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 […]