March 4, 2007

Trends

Oh please bead world, don't let natural brass elements in jewelry be a passing trend. I'm so in love with the look of natural brass. I can't wait to mix it in with some of my jewelry designs. It appeals to my art deco sensibility.

I have a few ideas floating around in my head. Like a series of square branch beads to compliment the bird charms that are popping up everywhere.

Need some inspiration? Check out Vintaj's project page. Also the latest issue of Beadwork's Stringing is wonderful eyecandy and then there is Belle Armoire's Jewelry issue. That should get your designer wheels turning.

(photo from the Vintaj website.)

6 comments:

Cyndi L said...

Have you seen the new chains and stuff from Rishashay? Absolutely fabulous! :-)

Heather Powers said...

Thanks for the tip Cyndi, I spent quite a while ohhing and ahhing over there!

melanie of earthenwood studio said...

Yum, I love the Vintaj stuff! I have been drooling and deciding on what to order for a while now. I think they look great with earthy beads especially. Thanks for the link.

Virginia said...

Ohhh...the soft, brown look of the Vintaj brass is just wonderful. Thanks for sharing the link.

Tari of claybuttons.com said...

Wow, very nice brass. I am so glad to know that this is available and where to find it. Such nice jewelry!

Heather Powers said...

glad to point everyone in the right direction. Melanie, Tari and Virginia thanks for visiting my blog!