Nature Inspired Jewelry Making and Design

Is it true that jewelry making and design is inspired by nature?   HMMMM!  Are there lessons to be learned from nature when designing jewelry.  While sitting at the beach enjoying the Florida weather it became clear to me how nature varies color.  In California the water is a deep blue-green while in Florida the water is that beautiful turquoise-…

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Jewelry Design and Jewelry Making Sparkle

I was in a Bead and Sip Shop and was looking around for jewelry design and jewelry making sparkle.  How do I add sparkle to my new jewelry design and jewelry making?  Immediately, I think crystal, but that has been done.  What other elements could I include in my jewelry design and jewelry making to add sparkle without overindulging? What…

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Jewelry Making and Design, A Collaborative Adventure

Sharing Ideas Leads To New Jewelry Ideas Jewelry making and design, a collaborative adventure? Who ever said sharing ideas leads to more ideas was so right. As jewelry making and design has become and adventure and my passion I realize I am not alone. There are so many influences that relate to this passion.   I recently encountered someone who…

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Jewelry Making and Design – Wired Knitter

Jewelry making and design takes many different turns as we learn daily. Sometimes jewelry making and design moves us to new artistic creations, which we never even thought about. Has that ever happened to you? If so welcome to the crowd. If not, fear not , it will, so get ready. Today it happened to us.   We are sitting…

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Jewelry Making and Design the Need For New Inspiration

Copper Embossed Abstract Earrings Jewelry Making and Design the Need For New Inspiration…is there such a thing? Here I sit with so many designs and thoughts running through my mind, that I don’t know where to begin. Do all designers run into those “blocks” that keep you spinning in the same place? I often think of the great jewelry designers…

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Jewelry Making and Design … What Inspires Us?

“We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.”― Kurt Vonnegut, If This Isn’t Nice, What Is?: Advice for the Young Jewelry making and design … what inspires us. Did you ever wonder where all the creative ideas come from? How has jewelry making and design become the industry it is today? I…

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Jewelry Making and Design IS Affected by Sleep

Is it possible that jewelry making and design is affected by sleep? When are we most creative? How many of you have had those sleepless times when your creative juices are just sluggish to say the least. Well, welcome to the crowd. Don’t hide, I know you are there and so do you. Sleep…creativity…related…hmmmmm. As a jewelry designer, I have…

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Jewelry Making, Design, Architecture and Geometry

Everyone wants to know the secret of jewelry making, design, architecture and geometry.  Are there really secrets or is it just what we see around us and like. Architecture and geometry easily lend themselves to jewelry making and design. How you wonder? Look around at buildings, landscaping etc. Think about the elements of design…line, color, shape, value, and texture are the elements.…

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Fourteen Jewelry Hacks Every Woman Should Know

Jewelry hacks, so what’s new? I needed to know the definition of “hacks” (a strategy or technique adopted in order to manage one’s time and daily activities in a more efficient way) and then it all fell into place. As I explored this topic I discovered so many old jewelry hacks that are still in use today.  Many were new…

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Step-by-Step Jewelry Making Idea: From Vision To Masterpiece

zaney pink, a wire sculpture, part of the Zaney Chics series, created from a jewelry making ideaWhoever said jewelry making design ideas come from mistakes and unbelievable places hit the nail on the head.  Step-by-Step Jewelry Making Idea – From Vision To Masterpiece” says it all!   Our Zaney Chics™ happened as an extension of our wire figurines which grew smaller and…

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