Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Industrial Chic : Hardware Jewelry by Whim Originals

Some artisans are so adept at seeing potential in the most mundane of materials. Whim Originals on Artfire is one of those highly creative souls who can turn hardware items into unique jewelry pieces. This Michigan based artisan says she creates on a whim, hence the name of her shop.

She also added, “I let the materials guide me through the process“. That`s a telling remark. I sense she keeps a very open mind as she works and is highly adept at experimenting. It certainly shows with her designs. Her eclectic mix of hardware items is inspiring!


Original Post by THE BEADING GEM
Jewelry Making Tips - Jewelry Business Tips 


Crystal Allure Beaded Jewelry said...

Very unique and a great inspiration to beginners -there is beauty in everything! Don't limit your designs.

Cate said...

very inspiring! I try to get out of "production" mode, too, and let the materials speak to me.

The Beading Gem said...

I so agree! One shouldn't "force" creativity. Just go with the flow and designs will pop out when you play!

BetteJo said...

Oooh - love those earrings at the bottom! Cool stuff!

Lynne wiencek said...

Just listed some new pieces in the hardware collection...come on over and take a look!

Deerwoman said...

Have you seen my "Hardware Chic" jewlery at Deerwoman Designs on Facebook? I originated the term about a year ago and now see it popping up in various websites. I'm very curious to see how others will develop the style.

The Beading Gem said...

Just popped over to check it out! Very funky and cool! Love the colors you use!

Mixed Kreations said...

These are great. I love them all. Some of the washers look like they are brass with a design on them. Did they come like that or were they stamped? Wouldn't brass be really hard to stamp on?

Off to check out Lynne Wiencek & Deerwoman's hardware collections.

The Beading Gem said...

They are stamped. No, I don't think brass would be too hard to stamp.

Have fun!

Mixed Kreations said...

Thanks Pearl, I'll give it a try.

Share via

Custom Design by Bloggermint & Blogger Themes