Aspiring Metalsmiths: My Early Stage of Jewelry Crafting...
This is the 2nd time that I participated in the Aspiring Metalsmiths Blogroll. This Jananury blogroll is about the first piece of jewelry I made. If you remember, I only started crafting metal clay jewelry last September, so my early jewelry were mostly made of swarovski crystals, jades, brass, charms and other gems stones. I'll divide the process into different stages.
Stage 1) Chinese Orients
My very first works are more to the eastern orient style when I made earrings using jades, cinnebars, cloisonne.
Stage 2) Sweet Romantism
I normally lost interest of a style very fast especially when I only make jewelry for a few months. I just love those sweet sweet pink elements, polymer clay flowers, butterfly charms and swarovski crystals...
Stage 3) Swarovski Fanatic
I love colours and the best advantage about swarovski products is that there is a wide range of colours. Just like the colours that are available for paintings, so I really loved using those colourful crystals.
Stage 4) Gemstones and precious metals
I got into a classy mood that I thought that better quality materials like sterling silver and precious gem stones should be able to help me to reach another higher end market.
Stage 5) Flexible metal clay
Of course I still have many more other experiments such as painted pendants, combinations of pearl and etc but I will skip all those if not this blog is going to be very long. This is my very first metal clay pendant^^ I still love it until now...haha...I at times feel that 'Wow this is a fast growth'. I will continue with this medium for the time being as there are many techniques I really want to learn. I'm going to start combining cement into my works, so stay tune ya^^
Please check up the interesting blogs of my other talented teammates to find out their early jewelry!!