My creative outlet is jewelry making. Simple stringing that develops into something that I am proud to wear, share or sell. I spend a lot of time reading blogs and visiting websites to find inspiration and motivation. One of those blogs is the WINKblog by Swarovski.
I enjoy reading the newsletter and blog to learn what's trending in the world of
Lucky for me that the world of jewelry making includes many types of mediums.
|Mary Harding Jewelry|
Over the past few years I've learned about ART beads.
Golden Spring disk beads from Humblebeads w/black serpentine spacers gold hearts THEA elements
Appreciating the skill required to create these precious beauties I began adding components from various artists into my designs, creating unique pieces of jewelry.
|Mary Harding clasp, glass beads w/Swarovski crystals|
This polymer clay toggle clasp from Mary Harding Jewelry with Swarovski crystals and Venetian glass beads is one of my favorites.
|Lampwork Beads by Laura and Color of Dreams ART bead|
While some folks are very traditional in their jewelry choices I have a wide variety of supplies in my workshop because often times it's the mood that shapes the creation.
Fashion blogs are a great way to find what's trending in color and design. Magazines and books always lend some good ideas too. Whatever you choice I hope you find something inspirational here as well.
Note: I am not an ART bead artist I buy my components.