Create Jewelry That Says "Home"

Oct 30, 2013

Baby, it's cold outside. With the gray days about to set in, it's nice to look forward to time spent in front of the fireplace, curled up with a good book. Days like these make me want to spend more time at home than the summer months typically encourage.

What is your vision of "home"? Each of us has a different view, I imagine. And I think it would be satisfying to create a personal statement of what that view is. Being a jewelry designer would dictate that my statement comes in the form of a necklace or perhaps a charm bracelet. With the popularity of Pandora and other personalized charm bracelets that reflect an individual's interests and various life events, why not create a piece of jewelry that reflects one's sense of "home"?

I've started collecting a handful of interesting pendants, charms, and other components that would make a fun statement. As I searched the internet, I discovered that a symbol of "home" doesn't necessarily need to be a literal house-any activity or hobby enjoyed in one's residence could work just as well.

Bronze and leather bicycle bracelet by Fabulous Time on Etsy

 


Ceramic house pendant by Orly Design on Etsy

 

Growing Ring by Hafsteinn Juliusson at NotJustALabel.com (look closely--that's a real plant!)

 


Scrabble tile pendant by Missing Pieces Studio on Etsy

 

Yarn stud earrings by Max's World on DaWanda

 


Hand-painted birch rings by Clive Roddy on Etsy

 

DIY key necklace by Anna Evers

 


Hand-painted Girl on a Swing necklace by ONARDs on Etsy

 

What does the word "home" mean to you and how would you best convey that in a piece of jewelry?

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Happy crafting!

Debbie Blair, Managing Editor

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ctutt wrote
on Nov 2, 2013 12:31 PM

To me, 'Home' is where the cat is ~~~ even something as simple as ears barely visible in a window, or a tail poking out of a paper bag.

on Nov 2, 2013 4:22 PM

Home is where the beads are -- and that is represented by two very distinct places:  My bead studio in our home in the redwoods and oaks of Northern California, and my travelling bead containers in our RV (wherever it may be!).

on Nov 2, 2013 4:22 PM

Home is where the beads are -- and that is represented by two very distinct places:  My bead studio in our home in the redwoods and oaks of Northern California, and my travelling bead containers in our RV (wherever it may be!).