I have been making jewellery for years and started with the buttons in my grandmothers button box. I have used many different materials, wood, ceramic and metal but now I mainly work with semi-precious beads but I do like to add freshwater pearls and crystals into the mix and if I see some handmade glass lampwork beads that take my eye they may also end up in my jewellery designs
Handmade jewellery designs found here
Hello little fox,
thats a really pretty necklace, i am a fan of mixed media very much too, tho i haven't done much myself yet.
Just a hint, if you publish your picture in the forums it would be better in the Readers showcase, more people are looking in that.
hope to read from you again, i like your style.
May the beads be with you!
Hi There Aunty Akoya
Thanks for replying to my post and the lovely comment. I have a few more pieces like the one in the pic, i might go and publish them in the Readers gallery ( thanks for the tip ) while i'm waiting for inspiration to hit me.
As you do such lovley necklaces there must be a lot of inspiration hits :).
that would be great to see more!
In handcrafted jewellery, I prefer to use materials like beads, stones and other items that I can recycle. Recycling reduces the cost of these types of pieces and rest depends on your idea.
I like using wire, beads, stones to make bracelets. After finishing, I send them to my friends as gifts.
I have been thinking a lot about up cycling things mixing costly and reused items to keep the cost down it is fun how creative you can get. one of my students that sells her work at my gallery loves hitting flea markets and is now making a line out of old buckles so much fun
" the future belongs to those who belives in the beauty of their dreams"
"They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe
I prefer the combination of leather and buttons at the moment - buttons are really my weakness.
I'm extraordinarily patient provided I get my own way in the end.
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