14. October 2016 11:18
by suzette
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DESIGNER COLOR PALETTE: FARMHOUSE

14. October 2016 11:18 by suzette

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FARMHOUSE COLOR PALETTE

I LOVE finding inspiration throughout my daily travels.

BUT, most importantly "I just LOVE color!"

This picture was taken last week at Hunter Farms, a local farm that offers hayrides, petting zoos & pumpkin pickin'.

Lots of great memories were made!

P.S. I hope these hues give you some good inspiration to create a new piece of jewelry!

xo, Suzette

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6. October 2016 08:08
by suzette
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Shades of Nature - Pantone Color Report Spring 2017

6. October 2016 08:08 by suzette

Pantone recently released their color report for the Spring of 2017. The top 10 hues seen on the runway at New York Fashion Week make-up the comprehensive report. The hues best represent nature from sunny days to beautiful waterways.

What do you think of these hues?

Will you incorporate them into your spring designs?

18. April 2016 10:19
by suzette
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DIY Colorful Cowrie Shell Earrings

18. April 2016 10:19 by suzette

One can not deny that I love color and the ocean, and pairing these two together is taking me coastal for the day! These earrings will be so fun to wear this summer at the beach or just running errands around town. I made the pair in less than an hour. We used our Aged Pewter Large Chandelier to create them but you could also use the Aged Pewter Medium Chandelier as well. I've included the supplies you'll need and the instructions below...

 Cowerie Shell Earrings

 

Supplies:

2 Aged Pewter Large Chandeliers or 2 Aged Pewter Medium Chandeliers

Colorful Hemp

2 Antique Silver ear wires

Natural Suede

2 Cowrie Shells

 E6000 Glue

Instructions:

1.) Measure out hemp and cut at about 40".

 2.) Dab a bit of E6000 glue at the top of the chandelier and place end of hemp on it. Let dry.

3.) Once the glue has dried start wrapping hemp around chandelier.

4.) Continue wrapping until the two ends meet again!

I wrapped over the piece that is glued so the pattern would be consistent in the design.

Add another dab of glue on back and press end of hemp into it. Let dry.

5.) Cut eight 6" pieces of natural suede.

6.) Run suede through each of the the loops at the bottom of the chandelier.

Finish with an overhand knot to secure in place.

7.) Cut suede at desired length.

I cut the ends of the suede on a slant as seen in picture above.

8.) Run a piece of suede through hole in the cowrie shell.

Attach shell to loop in middle of chandelier with a simple knot.

9.) Repeat these steps to make a complete pair of earrings.

 

 

 

 

1. September 2015 10:55
by suzette
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Color Inspiration: Fabric

1. September 2015 10:55 by suzette

Inspiration can come from pretty much any where and sometimes it's from the most unexpected places! I found this really cool pattern on a piece of fabric while shopping around a few weeks ago. I LOVE the color red and sometimes just a touch of it can make your design more visually appealing!

So we want to hear from you, what stimulates your creativity? Let us know in the comments below... 

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