A few years back I have written a tutorial called Cosmos Pendant.
I had bought a beautiful moon focal from my friend Gail,
It inspired me to try and give it an appropriate frame.
I liked the result so much that I wrote a tutorial about it
which Gail was so sweet to proof read for me.
Apart from that I used to buy lots of lampwork beads and created necklaces and bracelets with them.
When seeing beads I have to have that certain spark or idea to say,
yep, I can picture them with other components in a nice jewelry piece.
here a few examples:
Bali are handmade by other artists (silver smiths) I love to
incooperate them in my designs as you can see in the above pictures ;)
I guess written artists' work are components as well:
I use tutorials i.g. this one from JoslinJewels
http://www.etsy.com/transaction/50064307 and made those earrings:
and after reading "Silver threads" by Jeanne Rhodes-Moen (great book), I created those:
There was a second one too, but I never took a pic of both of them :)
Sharilyn Miller's "bead on a wire" inspired me to this bangle
I love using other artists' components to make a jewelry piece.
It is like a big puzzle which makes a jewelry piece so very unique.
Have a read how other team members think about this :
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