I find most of my inspiration by looking at other jewelry. As I have stated before, I love to check out whatever is new at Charlotte's in Cameron Village - love the jewels, but can't afford. And I love the infiltration of Sundance catalogs that flood my mailbox monthly. But I am not tempted by fancy stones and real gold. I'm always amazed at what some people will pay for accessories - since I know how little it costs to make. For awhile, and only awhile, I was making a necklace or earrings to match my latest outfit purchase - yes, I did go a bit too far.
Here are some of my current wares - and I must give a special shout out to my husband - for funding my habit, and my cats - for restraining themselves as I spread beads and trinkets out all over the floor.
Oh - and sorry for the not so professional photography - my next wish list item is a better camera:)
|I love the texture of using different shaped beads - teardrops make cute necklaces because when stacked, they have a chunky, tiered affect.|
|Ornamentea and Beadin Path have the best filigree - the top two are gold filigree pieces that make the BEST earrings, and the bottom pairs are vintage lucite filigree - which come in many more colors.|