May 5, 2010

Possible Designs

I've been thinking of design ideas for the new pendants.  Here are two that I'm loving.  The Willow Fields necklace pairs melon glass beads with elongated Vintaj brass chain. For summer styles I tend to go longer with necklaces.  I'd use a simple over sized brass hook and jump ring for the clasp.  For the pendant, I would wire-wrap a bail, attach it to a large jump ring and add on a few accent dangles in crystals that match the pendant.  Beads, Vintaj findings and chain can be found at Bello Modo.  Pendant is in my etsy shop.

I want to pull out the waxed linen and work up some summer-inspired designs.  I think the linen with it's lightweight and texture works nicely for those of us in hotter climates.  For this one I'd create another wire-wrapped bail.  And then  I would knot the glass drops and Elaine Ray ceramic cubes on the linen.  I'd use a few strands of the linen for some visual interest.  For the clasp, I'd create a braided loop for the closure and use a branch disk bead for the button part.  All the beads and linen can be found at Ornamentea.  The pendant is in my Etsy shop.

10 comments:

Jean Hutter said...

I like both but especially the Sweet Visitors - gotta love turquoise color.

Michelle Mach said...

Beautiful! I have some of those Elaine Ray beads, too.

TesoriTrovati said...

I love it when you do this sort of thing! I wish that I were that talented that I could whip up a sketch like that. Shows the lovely possibilities. Have you thought about putting those sample sketches on your Etsy site with the beads that you sell? Showing the variety of ideas would certainly be a selling point!
Enjoy the day!
Erin

Silver Parrot said...

What great ideas...and soooo makes me wish I could draw!

Jen V. said...

Gorgeous!! Both the beads and the sketches...I'm going to take my sketch pad to work during boring meetings. :) My drawings aren't as pretty as yours, but the whole idea of capturing and trying a design needs to be a part of my normal day. :)

Rosanne said...

I've been tossing beads around at the new one I got too. I've settled on smokey quartz to start with...I love those pendants.

Kelly Light said...

I luv your jewelry illos! They are beautiful in their own right. Do you sell kits? Give people all of the ingredients to make what you have designed?

Alice said...

Beautiful--both of them! I just love your sketches, which are works of art in themselves!

Jeannie said...

Your sketches are as beautiful as your jewelry you create.
I love all your new pendants and clasps.

Somehow when I try to draw what's in my head it doesn't translate to paper very well. So much for my drawing class.

Joy www.thelaughingmoonnyc.com said...

Gorgeous! These definitely get me thinking of the season.