I am a jewelry artisan. I love to make jewelry and I use pricey stones, pearls and metals to achieve my goals. Because of the time, effort and the cost of my materials, I am very serious about what I make. I spend allot of time planning my piece and putting it together exactly right....But once in a while we have to jump out of our rut - and I did that today, and boy, did I have fun! ! !
My jewelry is in a marvelous little boutique in the artisan section of Phoenix, called Made Art Boutique, and it is certainly worth your while to do some browsing there if you are in the area of Roosevelt and 7th. This shop is very different from most of the boutiques that I am in and the demographics especially are quite different from my other shops. They have many college students and people with limited pocketbooks shopping there, but the owner likes my work and I like her shop - so we work at finding the right things at the right price for her.
I found these great pieces of resin at one of the web stores that I buy from and the owner of Made liked them as much as I did...so I ordered them and today I created earrings...all for $40.00 or less. I am very excited about them and think that they came our great. Some have Swarovski crystals and all of them have silver filled ear wires so I didn't cut too many corners. The majority of them are 3 to 4 inches long so they really make a statement and if I could wear earrings that are that long, I would wear them in a heartbeat.
I must admit - I had allot of fun today. It's fun to do something different. It's fun to work with bright colors. It's fun to do things that I consider retro, like the pink and black that I used allot of.
It was also fun to use a material, resin, that I hardly ever use - it's light, very reasonably priced and takes great colors and I will definitely be using it again...It would be a great way to cut the weight on a heavy stone necklace. I'd also like to try a really long necklace in resin because it would not be too heavy - but that's for another day and another blog.
I do not have these earrings in my Artfire shop, but I do have the materials to make them. If anyone is interested in purchasing them...please go to my shop and contact me. I will send more pictures of the ones that you are interested in and the cost. Here's a few more of today's creations...and remember, to keep yourself and your creative muse fresh...try something utterly different once in a while.
Edited to add - Have no idea why that one image is so large and even less of an idea of how to correct it - please see other blogs about my techno-tardness