Many jewelry makers use charms and buttons in their designs. Without a doubt, the final pieces make or break on the quality of these vital components. So it really is worth our while to try and use top notch charms and pendants. Those from TierraCast certainly fit the bill.
I received samples of their latest designs - It's a Small World and Bird in a Tree lead free pewter charms and buttons collection. They did not disappoint. These came as holed charms or had intergrated loops. All but the smallest charms and shank buttons were even double sided! They certainly thought of everything right down to varied sizing so you could make jewelry sets.
I also made this pair to match the necklace design below :
One quick tip is to use jump rings and a pinch bail to connect dangles to ear wires.
I teamed up the larger bird in a tree charm with a hammered and patinated brass blank. A wire woven bail, an open wire coil focal with internal strung crystals and some chain completed the design.
All images were taken with my iPhone 5and the camera+ app in natural light and with the Modahaus TS300 tabletop studio (except the second pinch bail earrings photo which was captured in my workshop with artificial lights). The Modahaus Steady Stand was used to capture the pinch bail earrings overhead photographs. Click here to find out more about my How to Photograph Jewelry Webinars.
Before You Go:
- How to Make an Easy Chain and Charm Bib Necklace
- Book Review : Making Mixed Media Art Charms and Jewelry
- How to Make a Convertible Charm Necklace/Bracelet Tutorials
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