This month's inspiration for the We're All Ears challenge at Earrings Everyday is Living Coral, the Pantone Color of this Year. Coral has its place in traditional Indian earrings, and after many trials and errors, some elements of traditional jewelry inevitably ended up in mine as well. I first mixed some orange and a lot… Continue reading We’re All Ears – Living Coral
The folks at Art Bead Scene Studio feature beautiful artwork every month, and invite their readers to create art beads, and art-bead-incorporating jewelry, inspired by this artwork. July’s inspiration is Art forms in Nature, Plate 85, Ascidiae, by Ernst Haeckel. Haeckel's work was interesting indeed, and what blew me away was his incredibly stylized representations… Continue reading Inspired Art Deco Earrings
I was thinking I'd make my mom some jewelry as a gift for Mother's Day (today) but she has specific jewelry tastes. I've been working so much with polymer clay (notwithstanding short bead weaving runs) that I'd almost forgotten about the weaving wire that I have. So it was time for some wire weaving! Rather… Continue reading Wire Weaving: Inspired by Calligraphy Pendant
I finally sat down and finished the beaded jewelry set that I was working on! And I'm pretty thrilled with the result! These are essentially beaded bezels around the polymer clay button beads that I made a while back. I used Peyote stitch for the bezel, of course. I started this at around the same… Continue reading Beadwork!
My next project from PCA 2017. The tutorial itself involves creating a pendant with canes and gradients. The pendant looks awesome, but if I do make one, I'm doubtful if I (or my sis) would wear it, because it is a tad large for our liking. I really liked the shapes and colors in the… Continue reading Bright Summer Jewelry
Another challenge that inspired me to try out something new! The team at Art Elements launches a themed challenge every month. I'd thoroughly enjoyed working on a sugar skull keychain inspired by their October theme. This month, it's a winter themed challenge, and Niky from Art Elements came up with a dragon-inspired theme! And who… Continue reading Dragon Pendant
Hopping through my favorite knitting blogs -- and even on new ones that I'd discover -- I'd come across occasional mentions of bead-based stitch markers, with pictures of the cute ornaments. Seeing that I love both yarn and beads, I don't know why it took me so long to make some of my own. Maybe… Continue reading (My first) Stitch markers