It's "Oh, How Pinteresting!" Wednesday! Once again, I'm linking up with other Pinterest-lovers at The Vintage Apple to share what we've found lately.
I'm getting ready to get back to business with my jewelry-making, now that the holiday season and the boys' basketball season are over. Well, almost over. We have one more weekend of games, then it's back to my regular jewelry-making Saturdays again. I've enjoyed basketball, but I'm ready to get back to work!
I've found several things through Pinterest to inspire me - great ideas to try when I'm not feeling very inspired on my own.
I started working on soldering amoeba links for a necklace back in October, but seasonal busy-ness put a stop to that. And the price of the gauge of sterling silver I need to make the links is really high right now. I think I'll switch over to an amoeba bracelet, or maybe a necklace using a few amoeba chain components mixed with some beads or pearls... Anyway, if I want to sell any, they don't need to cost as much as it's looking like one amoeba necklace of a decent length will cost. Here's something similar to what I'm working on...
Here's something I found intriguing: bracelets made with vintage earrings. I'm not much into wearing vintage stuff myself, but these are beautiful. And I know just the place to find what I'll need!
Speaking of vintage, a pair of these would be a perfect complement to one of those bracelets!
And a necklace, too...
I love this idea of using coordinating components as a toggle instead of using traditional toggles, though there are some pretty ones out there. One like this would have to be an over-the-head piece, but I could work something similar that would be a front closure instead. I've got lots of ideas swirling now!
Since I also stamp and punch metal, I've found several things I can make as "mommy" or "grandma" necklaces (or bracelets):
This one could be for moms, grandmothers, new brides, etc.
I like this one a little better...
But this one is my favorite. It's so sweet, and there are so many sentiments (or lines from children's books!) that could be used.
And these are just a few of the jewelry pieces that have given me inspiration! Looks like I have my work cut out for me! I'm ready!