Saturday, November 24, 2012

Winter Inspirations

Do you ever find that one day when you sit down in front of your ever-growing stash of beads that your mind draws a total blank? You suddenly feel like maybe you're not as good at making jewelry as you felt you were just other day when you finished that stunning masterpiece that all your friends adored?

What's wrong with you!?

Nothing. Don't worry, it's normal. All of us have those days.

Sometimes you just need to take a break, try a different approach, or learn something totally new. It can only get better, and not just your technique will improve, but also your style. Jewelry making is an ever-evolving thing.

So, for today I'm sharing two color palettes captured in beautiful rural Virgina and have paired them up with some fabulous art beads all handmade by the talented members of AJE. I hope that these will spark your imagination!

Each photo below is linked to Etsy, so if you see something you just have to have (I know you will!), simply click on it and buy. And don't forget to grab our coupon code AJEHOLIDAY for some outstanding savings!

Okay, so you reached the end of my post (almost) and your not quite ready to make your own jewelry, or maybe you just want that perfect piece of jewelry for your sister, your mom, your best friend… yourself… we have those too! And yes they're on sale. Use code AJEHOLIDAY and click on the photos to shop.

Thanks for stopping by today!

This post is part of the Art Jewelry Elements 2012 Holiday Open House.
Art Jewelry Elements team members are offering special deals in their online shops to AJE readers starting today and going through Cyber Monday (November 26). You can see the complete list of participating members and details about the discounts here.
Please help support the artist community by buying handmade for your gift-giving this year.


  1. Great post Rebecca - I'm feeling a bit like that at the moment and you're absolutely right - a break or a change does wonders. Lovely colour palettes and you've matched them up beautifully.

  2. These are stunning pieces of handmade jewellery I love the natural themes and your use of colour and materials are all unique and original they are beautiful

  3. Stunning post Rebekah!! I love the color palletes and those berries look so yummy and they are my absolute favorite magenta shade. I remember as a kid that was the first crayon color I always reached for. Beautiful selection of components and jewelry!!

  4. Gorgeous post. I feel relaxed and inspired just looking at it. Much better than the blah that's outside today. I love everything and the palettes are so beautiful.

  5. such beautiful pieces for inspiration ... would make anyone want to create with these!

  6. I really enjoyed this post Rebekah - very inspirational and comforting to know that it's OK to lose motivation for a while....Posts like this may just help it to come back! Thank you!


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