I know so many crafters are now entrenced in the delicious art of jewelry design and guess what? ME, TOO!
Isn't it the most addicting thing? Start by checking out the fun projects the Sizzix Designers made using my new dies for jewelry making, (and beyond). Here is a gorgeous bracelet made by Designer Beth Reames - a MUST SEE!I know you are always on the lookout for something new, right? Well I (and Sizzix ) have it! My small jewelry dies recently launched and are in store now! I designed these to be organic in shape, therefore offering all kinds of fun possiblilites. They can go uptown, downtown or midtown - whatever your personal style is.
I had a lot of fun designing these little gems! I also used my Sizzix embossing folders to create patterning as well as my new stamps and some of my previous fabric line by Henry Glass. ( the paper staging is from my very first offerings on QVC, a few years ago - but, it's still one of my favorites! ) The shiny effect is made by using a metallic paper. I rubbed Faber Castell gelatos over some of these, wetting them a bit and then adding a slightly lighter hue so the embossing would stand out.
Here's a close-up of one of the neckpieces, ready to go on a nice chain with some beads.
Here is one of my favorite quotes by Mark Twain. I read this every morning to remind myself of the possiblilites available for each of us. I believe in putting yourself out there, taking risks like rejection or losing money or embarrassing myself. I believe that every single one of us has diamonds in our possession, all we have to do is mine them. Sharing what you have is your duty to the world and to yourself...