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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!


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

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

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

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

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

  6. 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.

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

  8. 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.

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

    Have fun!


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