India has its own original look, or we should say multiple looks! Whether bold jewel tones, musical metals and bells, or a more mystical element, this is a style easily recognized. Kate Richbourg demonstrates Bollywood bracelets. Then Kim O'Neill introduces us to prayer beads or malas - a traditional tool used to count the number of times a mantra is recited, or breaths while meditating.
Developing your sense of place also includes those imaginary locations you see only in your mind. In this episode we explore ice castles, or more accurately, cold and ice, conjuring up clean lines, colors of white, silver and blue, and sunlight shimmering on snow or ice. Lindsay Burke begins with an architecture inspired necklace highlighted by crystals. Then it's 3 quick projects with Leslie Rogalski featuring crystals and tools. Finally Tammy Honaman makes chain with loops and crystals.
Not all places are actual locations! We extend our sense of place to techniques and styles that happen in stages. Just as our design style evolves over time, so do many projects plus our own jewelry making can take many turns from hobby to business. The first guest today is Robin Kramer for a more business-like approach to jewelry making and what it takes to develop a cohesive collection. Then Leslie Rogalski has a project on an endless loom - just when do you stop? Learning to know when is another part of design.
Sometime all we need is a walk outside to jump start our creativity. A simple breath of fresh air clears our head and allows to ideas to form. Nature all by itself is inspiring. Today Nealay Patel uses the branches of a tree to prompt a design for a necklace. Then leaves motivate Candie Cooper to create fringed leather leaf earrings. Finally Tammy Honaman has peyote with a twist.
Sometimes we get our sense of place right at home and other times our motivation comes from far off places and a sense of the exotic ; something different from our every day. In this episode designers moved beyond their comfort zone. Up first Tracy Gonzales creates hamsa earrings featuring sari silk. Then Nealay Patel is back with earrings inspired by the exotic peacock. Finally Tammy Honaman has tips for hiding fibers with an exotic and international flare when using a loom.
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