Saturday, May 8, 2010

Designing My New Summer Line

I've been diligently working on designs for my new summer line of jewelry. I went in the torch the other night and produced some really neat looking beads. My favorite set of glass beads have watermelon rind green and rubino hot pink swirls. I am planning on using some watermelon tourmaline gemstone beads to accent my handmade glass beads, and for sparkle, Swarovski crystals. I am still debating if I want to add any metal or seed bead weaving. There are some really interesting designs in fashion lately using asymmetrical paths, so I may also go in that direction. When I have completed the design, I will add the picture to this post.
I have been giggling to myself all day. We are a week into May and here in northern WI, we had quite the snow event. It won't stay long though, it has been too warm. It just feels so odd to be designing for summer, being engaged in the summer mindset, and it is snowing blindly outside! What a great excuse to stay inside and play in my design studio.