Sometimes it’s just not enough to express ourselves via one art medium, so I thought I’d mix it up today by focusing on art to wear: mixed-media jewelry. Accessories are such a personal thing—our jewelry helps to define us by showing what we like, and who we are. Fortunately, in Step-by-Step Wire Jewelry (February/March 2014), artist and designer Laura Gasparrini shares a mixed-media jewelry project for beginners on making a leather bracelet.
When I was a little girl, my aunts started a gold charm bracelet for me. For several years, on each birthday and Christmas, a tiny package arrived with a new charm. I still have it-wore it on my wedding day as my something blue, because some of the charms have blue stones.
In this free eBook, Mixed-Media Jewelry: 5 Free Found Object, Steampunk, and Resin Jewelry Ideas, you’ll learn how to make resin jewelry, how to make molds to duplicate found objects in resin, and how to make Steampunk jewelry to complement your style.
You know I have this thing (and I know many of you do, too), where I
have to try every technique and product that comes down the pike.
Encaustic, water-soluble pencils, batik, and more--I've got the supplies
for all of it.
Last week, we held a free web seminar with three mixed-media jewelry artists from the ICE Resin design team, Mixed-Media Jewelry with the Stars. The live event was extremely popular; if you missed it, the recording is on the Cloth Paper Scissors community under Free Resources/Online Seminars.
My daughter is a big fan of Steampunk style, so when I saw an invitation for a Steampunk event at a nearby museum, I signed us up.
Fire and fiber don't usually go together, but mixed-media artist Mary Hettmansperger pairs them often, with stunning results.
Found objects are everywhere-from flea markets and thrift shops to the beach and the city street. With new technology, you can make molds of your most precious found objects and replicate them for use in your mixed-media assemblage and other found object art.
The other day I was taking in some eye candy on Pinterest and saw some beautiful mixed-media jewelry made from bent silver spoon handles. Some had beads attached and some had words stamped onto them.
Today I'm sharing a little project from Kristen Robinson for making sweet bag for your jewelry or to hold a special little gift. Kristen makes these bags out of wool felt or linen; you can use purchased felt or make it even more personal by upcycling a wool sweater into felt or upcycling your fabric scraps of choice.
Did you know you can turn a piece of metal into a component for wearable art? All it takes to make jewelry from found objects are some common mixed-media art supplies, some metal found objects or pre-made blanks, and a few basic techniques.