To do these things, I think I need to improve the cohesion of my jewelry so I've decided to design a few lines of jewelry for the year and focus on creating more pieces of a similar style. Typically, I design something and am so excited I make another one or two similar (but not identical) pieces. Then I'm inspired by a new design and I move onto the new design- no looking back. This has led to a wide range of pieces in my shop but a lack of clearly defined style or direction.
I spend a few afternoons this week working on one of those lines. Here is a sneak peak.
A glimpse of my workspace this afternoon. I set up a folding table on the sun porch and worked until the sun set while my husband sat on the window seat and read a book. The dog napped on the floor between us.
Swarovski crystals in birthstone colors. These are wonderful- a little bit sparkly and such beautiful colors. The different combinations are endless and the way the colors complement each other are gorgeous. I like to use birthstones to personalize jewelry and make it a little more special.