I just love getting inspired, don't you? I love seeing an idea of something I want to make and then turning it into reality!
Here are a few of the latest jewelry projects I've been inspired to create:
TOP-DRILLED BEAD NECKLACE
Here's the original piece of jewelry I pinned ages ago. I love the look of top-drilled beads; how they alternate when they are strung next to each other!
It took me awhile to find some that were a size and color I liked, but I finally did! Here's how my necklace turned out:
I can't wait to wear it!
The second inspiration came from Fonda over at Southern Scraps when she linked up these Kate Spade inspired earrings at our Shine on Fridays party a few weeks ago.
I ran right out to the bead store to get some of those donut beads. I originally wanted to replicate Fonda's, but couldn't find any white donuts. I went for black instead, and ended up with this variation after playing around with a few different options.
While I was making them, I also worked on recreating another pair of earrings I'd seen on Pinterest. I love the unique look of these and the spirals.
Here's my attempt.
Finally, last week, a friend of mine sent me this image on Facebook and asked if I could create something similar for her.
She wanted "Joshua 1:9" stamped on it. I couldn't find blank silver tags, but she liked the bronze too, so we ended up with this. I actually just added it to my Etsy shop today.
You can see I've been having fun! What about you? Which piece do you like best? What inspires you to create?