Oh Man. I am having fun this year with jewelry. I’ve finally hit my stride. I think it may be the use of all these really cool vintage buttons I’m finally getting around to using. This photo shows quite a few teeny tiny Austrian buttons I’ve finally found a use for.
It may also be that I found new bezel shapes to work with this year. I am especially loving the guitar pick shape and the tear drop. They are wonderful formats for mosaic work.
Speaking of mosaic work and bezels, I found these heart bezels and I am giddy at how fun these pieces are coming out! There bright, colorful, happy, a little odd-unique… All the things I love in my own personal choices for wearable art.
I also found an artisan from Istanbul, Turkey who creates these beautiful antique silver and rose gold bezel settings. Each bezel is so unique and hand-made feeling. The mosaics in this photo probably look a bit strange, but man, when you see them in person. They glow with an amount of sparkle I cannot put into words!
These are some trinket dishes I am working on to sell…
I also spent some time making these super cool business card holders, but sadly, when they dried, three already exploded from being so fragile… These are definitely what I am considering an “experiment”. Let’s hope I can get a few to completion.
I am finished with the 70 ornaments I made for the holidays. They are all strung up and ready to go. Now I just have to find a minute to take some photos.
That’s always the tough part! Back to work!