Saturday, June 25, 2011

June Blog Carnival - Using Other People's Work in our Designs

This month, the members of the Starving Artists Team are talking about using other artists work incorporated within their own.  This is an easy topic to talk about as I love supporting other members of my team and using components they have made within my designs.

Copper is a metal I have been using a lot of lately, especially with the price of silver - copper is a wonderful alternative - it is warm, fun and adds a beautiful dimension to any piece.  An example of this is the ear wires from BlueDressDesigns.  The glass flower caps were also from Jen.

One thing I adore is lampwork beads - they are hard to resist!  I have a few favs that I have bought over the past couple of years, namely Melissa's Beads in which I incorporated within this necklace

and Bead Up A Storm in which this one is about to be made up into a piece I have created with Precious Metal Clay (PMC)

Speaking of PMC - this piece was created using Beadles lampwork beads for inspiration - the lampies compliment the turquoise stone beautifully.

 Or how about these cool zombie beads that I made up into earrings from Pink Beach Studio

 My latest love is looming - the pattern is the integral part of creating a loomed design, this snow leopard cuff was designed by the talented BeadsBeadingBeaded

So a big thank you to those who are willing to share their art and their skills which add that finishing touch to many a design!

Other members of the team who are participating in this months blog carnival are:

Island Girls Jewelry


Jewelry Art by Dawn



The FamiLee Jewels