The whole point of focusing on making jewelry again was to attempt to redesign my old jewelry to make it more appealing and durable.
However, I decided to try to actually create a few ideas I had come up with a while ago.
Here are two examples:
The first idea was to create a necklace without a clasp. I had already made quite a few stretchy beaded ones that were long enough to slip over your head, but I wanted one that could maybe shrink back up somehow...
I ended up with a beaded necklace that had a toggle clasp loop on one end
I plan on making more like this in different colors and experimenting with different types of barrier beads.
It's a different look, but I think it could catch on.
Another new technique I attempted is only really new to me. I have seen it many times before but have never had the patience to try it myself. I really enjoy making stretchy bracelets the only problem being that there really isn't much variety.
When I first started this technique I was attempting to make small dangling earrings, however the beads started curling in on one another, so it didn't so much dangle as just balled up into a mass of brown beads. So I though for a minute and realized that the only way it would lay flat was if it was pressed up against a flat surface. So naturally it evolved into a tight stretchy bracelet.
I do find it kind of amusing as well that when you take it off and just lay it there it kind of looks like a scrunchy hair tie. Not what I was going for, but unique none the less.
I don't plan on making many more of these, as it takes forever and uses up quite a bit of beads with only satisfactory results.
I hope to keep coming up with new designs, and I will share them here as I make them. I have a few designs sketched up for variations of knitted scarves, so hopefully that will be evolving in the near future.