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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Textile Beads

Hi everyone. I'm back to making jewelry today. I've made a lot of earrings in the past week and although my technique still needs improvement, I decided to try a little something different today. I want my jewelry to be more me, if that makes any sense. I guess what I'm trying to say is, I want as many of the parts and pieces that I use to be my own creations. Of course I'll still be using beads and vintage findings that I've purchased, but I want to incorporate more of my style into each piece. That being said, I will be adding textiles to my jewelry at times.

This idea isn't something new. I was gifted a beautiful necklace that has an amazing textile bead.

I started out trying to make these perfect and uniform, but after browsing through some of my jewelry books, I realized that the pieces I was drawn to the most, were the ones that had the most imperfections. You know, the things that look more handmade.

I suppose if I wanted perfect, uniform looking jewelry, I could go to the mall and buy the same old things that everyone else wears.

My goal is to create one of a kind wearable art.

I'll be back soon with a finished piece which includes these textile and copper beads.

Have a great day and create something that's all you.

Karen

5 comments:

  1. I have always wanted to make thses. Yours are lovely!

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  2. Very beautiful indeed! Can't wait to see what you make...I kmow it will be great, and very you!

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  3. What an inspiration you are. Love the beads.

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  4. Very nice styles and experimentation is the mother of all invention.I like the copper wired look of the beads... something different and unique.

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  5. Ciao e complimenti sono molto belli e sopratutto molto personali, luisa

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