Inspiration for New Jewelry Designs

Bold bracelet has silver and red flower buttons with fire polished glass beadsWhen making jewelry I’m inspired by creating something out of nothing, I don’t need to have a great design idea when entering my jewelry studio. In the process of making earrings, bracelets and necklaces I get inspiration for new designs from what I have around me; colorful beads, semi precious gemstones and big bold buttons. 
Chunky bracelet has blue and green flower buttons with fire polished czech beads and crackle beads If I do have a design idea before entering my jewelry studio, it’s usually because of unique beads or buttons I’ve just found. I might make drawings for how I could incorporate those unique beads or buttons into drop dangle earrings, a fun bracelet or bold necklace, or I might just start experimenting. In my jewelry I mix bold beads with fun button shapes and each new layer of beads or buttons adds depth and texture.

When shopping for what I might like to incorporate in my handmade jewelry I think of what I love in nature and in life, so I buy flower and butterfly buttons, river stone, agate, jasper, jade and cute dog charms. Then there is what I love in fashion like big chunky accessories with unique details that make a bold statement, so I always use larger beads, buttons and charms when I can and layer a lot.

Hollywood Glam Flower Bracelet shown above has a glamorous look perfect for fashion stars making a dramatic entrance. Original jewelry mixes red fire polished czech beads with silver and red flower buttons for a dramatic look reminiscent of old Hollywood.    

Pretty vintage style glam bracelet has pink buttons with pink, purple and orange accent beadsVintage Style Flower Bracelet shown above has pretty flower buttons, fire polished czech beads, jade and crackle beads in bright blue and green. Bring fabulous back with chunky chic fashion jewelry.  

Vintage Style Glam Bracelet on the right has vintage style buttons with purple, pink and orange beads in a smoldering retro hollywood design. One of a kind jewelry for a glamorous woman. 

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