30 Necklace Tips and More in The Best of Stringing Magazine
you done something really interesting in your jewelry-making lately?
Perhaps you found a unique way to attach a pendant or discovered a new
trick for incorporating a clasp? I've been in a bit of a creative rut
recently, to tell you the truth. You too?
Now we can be inspired by 183 great ideas in <="" a="">, a just-released special collector's edition filled with favorite Stringing designs.
Not only are the magazine's many projects exciting, but so is the
feature, Fun with Focals. Together co-author Michelle Mach and I
highlight 30 stand-out necklaces-all hand-picked from past issues of Stringing magazine-that demonstrate cool ideas and innovations for designing with focal elements.
Under the Artful Influence
work has already been influenced by some of these necklaces. For
instance, in the photo below you can see how I interpreted Silvija and
Taya Koschnick's necklace from The Best of Stringing, by reflecting their way of laying chain on top of beads in my Golden Blush necklace.
Fun with Focals
Artist Heather Powers was also influenced by our Fun with Focals article. Powers, who has designs featured in The Best of Stringing, is
the creative mind (and hands) behind HumbleBeads.com, purveyor of
polymer clay beads and finished jewelry, and the interactive blog,
artbeadscene.com. In these photos you can see how Powers was inspired by
Teri Bienvenue's idea for a horizontal focal piece to create her own