That said, one of my main source of jewelry ideas is spending time in the jewelry department of stores such as Target and Macy's or browsing them online. I have been known to get lost in the sea of Etsy products and sketch some ideas from there, too. This past week I found some super cute earrings at Target and, with the new stash of jewels from LA's jewelry district, one pair lead to two pairs lead to seven new pairs of earrings:
This is the original from Target, priced at $40:
And here is the Bead Up version, priced at $19:
Amethyst, Agate, Pearl, and Crystal earrings, $19
But then I figured, why stop at gold? Silver rocks, too!
Pink and Pearl Earrings, $18
Then I saw these earrings, originally from Anthropology but no longer on their site:
Which turned into my interpretation (based on the materials I had on hand, of course):
Pink Crystal Drop earrings, $19
And these Anthropology earrings:
Turned into these Bead Up earrings:
Pink Briolette Earrings, $20
Then I just kept going!
Gold and Leaf Gemstone Earrings, $20
Cerulean Blue and Gold Hammered Hoop Earrings, $16
Bridal Pearl and Crystal Earrings, $17
And while I was at it, I remembered a sketch I had drawn last week based on a design I saw in a bead magazine:
Which turned into this -- a new spin on an old classic!
Brass Birdie Goes to its Nest Necklace - Turquoise
I think this is the most productive jewelry makin' day I have had in awhile!
Here's to another one!