I like to make pieces that will be eye catching and a bit unique, and even though I researched this cloud motif/design, it's always nice to do things "my way." This is the first of a few different cloud necklace designs that I've sketeched out. They take a minute to complete because it combines quite a few different elements. Since this is the first, this one is mine, :) becuase I wanted to make sure the design would come out as I wanted it to. This was fun to make and I was pleased with the outcome! Willing and will do more!
Monday, October 12, 2009
Ok...so I've used "bling" way more than I like to. Sprinkle Jewels? Sprinkled Pink? (Like "tickled pink" because it makes you happy?) Sprinkle Magic?
Though I can't think of a name I'd like to use for these pieces right now, I'll come up with something more clever later. These read colored sprinkles and glitter are encased in clear resin and would appear to be free floating on your body (sprinkle ghosts?). I made two special orange and black ones for Halloween and several rainbow colored sprinkled pieces, some adorned with rhinestones. The big pink and purple one....I made especially for Moi, but can make more in different color combinations or pink and purple as well. I have a few other color ideas that I want to make in that style, but I only have one mold and these take a little more than a minute to make and cure/complete.
I can also do the rainbow sprinkles designs (hearts, ovals, rectangles) in different colors as well. I have made pieces similar to these in bottle caps, but these have a more free floating feel. These are fun to make and will certainly turn some heads!
This ring is a mix of edgy and sweet, as it features a slashed silver heart "antiqued" with black paint and a small pink heart accented with pink paint and a rhinestone. Both have a glossy finish. I love making heart shaped jewelry and I've made other heart shaped rings in this size before (check older posts in this blog!).
Friday, October 9, 2009
I wanted to make some Halloween inspired pieces that captured the spirit of the holiday - CANDY AND SWEETS! These cute little swirled frosting rings are adorned with colored rhinestones. So maybe you're too old to go out in your Cat woman costume and ask for candy from strangers, but these rings are definitely a treat for the kid at heart. No tricks here!
More Halloween inspired pieces to come. These can also be made in different colors. And yes...I love using rhinestones.
So maybe I'm using "bling" a little too much. I usually post a lot of pieces at a time and I must admit, not all the names I come up with are clever as I'm posting like mad! I'm just trying to get my pieces up for everyone to view. But this ring reminds me of... starbursts, spree, sweetarts? All of which I've consumed my fair share of. Makes me want something sweet right now...
If I had to choose my other favorite color combination, it would have to be silver/grey and pink. I love this small, chunky rock like ring with a little heart carved into it's corner, painted pink, and sprinkled with a few specks of glitter and glossed to make it stand out. The heart was not very easy to carve out but I still think it turned out quite nicely.
I love stars, astronomy and all things space related. So I love using these glittery black glass pieces in designs. The green button on top has a milky way-esque design on it topped with a clear rhinestone, or star, if you're so inclined to come with me on my stargazing trip! It's rich colors are dreamy and ethereal and altogether out of this world.