Friday, January 11, 2013

Now We Can Play!

by Liz Stewart of Lush Beads

The holidays have come and gone, and it is now January.  This a slow time for many artists and crafters who sell for a living. You know what this we can play! In my case, this means working on all the new Industrial jewelry ideas I've had over the last few months.

My first new idea - wraparound bracelets in Morse Code. Not everyone is a necklace person, and this also lets me do longer words and phrases because it will wrap around the wrist multiple times. This particular one says "made in china".

My next idea is to work in gold tones - my family was kind enough to obtain me some locking nuts in yellow zinc, and I have been making many of my locking nut earring styles with these pieces. It will be a welcome addition to my line!

Finally, I am going to dabble in some metal painting and see where that takes me and my work. It may be a colossal flop or a grand success, but it doesn't matter - now I have time to play!

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