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Pinterest Study

About this design:

So I don't know about you guys but sometimes my brain can't come up with anything and the inspiration is running low. So... I spend a lot of time on Pinterest just looking and seeing what others have done. This is what I came up with after years of studying pictures and I finally had the courage and confidence to try a more intricate design. This is by no means a copied design, it's just the product of inspiration. I feel bad using others works to inspire my own designs, but when I really think about it, isn't that the wonderful byproduct of sharing it? And if it inspires someone then that's even more awesome? Dunno, just thinking (typing aloud). This isn't "homed" yet and I am,going to make a simple copper chain to go with.

On another note, I am trying to get pieces made, there is a local shop that wants to see my work and fingers crossed will carry it! Think WHOLESALE!


Moonstone, copper wire various gauges

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  1. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Gorgeous! If you get out of inspiration again, check on jewelry making with Beadalon on Facebook. There is a young woman that has just started wire wrapping that has unbelievable skill.

  2. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Absolutely gorgeous, Khristin. The wire work and design are terrific. Love that moon stone and I would be willing to bet it was a pain in the wazoo to photograph but did you capture the adularescence (blue shimmer).

    There is no reason to feel apologetic for perusing Pentrist and looking at the work of others. I check it out regularly and jot down ideas I see. I use them as a spring board for designs. I don’t try to copy the design but I may take an idea from one piece and combine it with something of mine and it turns out to be a totally new and different creation. Having been a teacher for 40 years (20 of them teaching various forms of painting) I can assure you there is nothing new in the universe. It is all add to or take away from or rearrange or learn the technique and reinterpret. Even the masters borrowed from each other.

  3. Beauty Sought Khristin
    Beauty Sought Khristin says:

    Thank you! I always worry a little that our means I’m not an actual “artist” when I use stuff for inspiration…

  4. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Beautiful Khristin. The wire wrapping looks so pretty. And I learned a new word.

  5. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    BLE, what is your new word??? Nosy beaders want to know. :)

  6. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    adularescence, of course. – Thanks LRC.

  7. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Beautiful Khristin–How great trying something new and taking your wrapping skills to a new level! Once the local shop sees your work–I have no doubt they will jump at the chance to carry your gorgeous pieces. Wishing you much success! :)

  8. kye
    kye says:

    This is so beautiful Khristin. Your wirework just gets better and better. I’m so glad you had the courage to try this design. You always have the most gorgeous stones to work with. Wow! Oh and good luck with the new selling venture.

  9. Beauty Sought Khristin
    Beauty Sought Khristin says:

    Thank you!

  10. Beauty Sought Khristin
    Beauty Sought Khristin says:

    Oh and LRC thank you for the new word and the insight on finding and using inspiration ;)

  11. Moogie
    Moogie says:

    Gorgeous in every way sweet friend! I know it takes lots of practice & patience to do these capture wraps, especially on such a slippery stone. The pictures came out fabulous. And I get inspiration from others work *all the time*! Or I start going through my stash & see something I just have to use in a creation. Been going through my gemstones lately & have made several Autumn sets.
    Good luck with your store. If they know anything about retail, I know they will carry your jewelry art!

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