May 2, 2011

Inspired by: Swallowfield


I have this lovely print from Jennifer Judd-McGee's etsy shop, Swallowfield, in my studio. I look at it every day and it never occured to me until last night, to use it as inspiration for a piece of jewelry! So I sat down and pawed through every drawer and bin in search of coordinating beads. Here is what I came up with .... It was originally going to be a necklace but the charms weren't lying the right way for that style, so it turned into a charm bracelet which I love much better.
It jingles and jangles just perfectly. I included a vintage faceted Jet glass button, a red lampwork spacer from Loupiac, a spotted charm from ClayButtons, an flower Arte metal charm from Vintaj, a ceramic rose bead from Gaea, a bee bead from Round Rabbit Extra, a lampworked button from Gardanne Beads, a red carved bone round, and a glass and polymer charm from The Lola Collection. The charms dangle off of round link chain.
I have quite a few of Jenn's prints in my house, I wonder what I can draw inspiration from next!

8 comments:

  1. OMGosh this is absoutly beautiful! The print is beautiful in it self. I just love your designs. Have a wonderful Monday!

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  2. Hi Lorelei :)

    What was your inspiration for your bookworm bracelet thats in your shop right now? If you want to share :) That book bead is just precious!

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  3. Love the print and the inspired bracelet!

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  4. That's a neat bracelet inspired by a very quirky and interesting print. Love all the patterns.
    jenni

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  5. Thank you for pointing out yet another cool shop! Love her stuff too, and your bracelet is gorgeous and obviously inspired by Jennifer's piece.

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  6. Looking at your darling bracelet makes me pout all over again. I just got back from Portland, Oregon where there is a great little button shop (The Button Emporium)and that was the only shop I wanted to go to, unfortunately I didn't have time to stop in and I'm very disappointed. Love you're bracelet..pout, pout, (smile)

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  7. Oh my gosh you hit it dead on! What a great inspiration piece and a lovely bracelet!

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  8. I love the bracelet and the inspiration piece! I especially love the chain you used! It's perfectly chunky yet somehow light. Would you mind sharing the source?

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