Monday, January 30, 2012

In the works - Studs & Spikes

Truth be told, I am a supply hoarder.  I buys lots of stuff all the time - sometimes I know what I'm going to do with a particular item - other times I see it and just "have to have it".  

That's the story behind this chain.  Believe it or not, I purchased it two years ago while on a buying trip.  It was just one of those items that I just had to have.  I didn't know what I was going to do with it - especially at almost $15 a foot wholesale!  I just knew that I wanted needed it.

Well, two years later this studded spike bracelet and flexible spike ring were born.  I'm so in love with these pieces and hope you are too.  

I need to get in touch with the manufacturer to see if that chain is still available (finger crossed!).  If not, you are looking at a limited edition of three bracelets and perhaps two rings.  Oh well, this is what happens when you sit on supplies. 

Are you a supply hoarder? I'd love any and all feedback.  Please share your tips, tricks, etc... in the comments section below.


Saturday, January 14, 2012

Sneak Peek - Dipped Arrows

There are lots of ideas swimming around in my head right now.  This just happened to the be one that was screaming the loudest - "Dipped Arrows".

These are obsidian arrow heads that I have dipped in brass to give them new life.  Now if you are familiar with my work at all, then you know that I go where inspiration takes me. As a result, everything is pretty much one-of-a-kind or very limited runs -- 5 piece tops.

However, that's all about to change with this.  I'm definitely thinking the brass dipped arrows need to be a "Collection" of sorts -- a bracelet, a necklace, and a ring. I'm still toying with ring design ideas, and believe simplicity will be best in this instance, but who knows...