Finally got around to finishing some new stuff and I restricted my colour palette to a dark, light combo. Strictly dark, uncluttered elements and then cream, ivory mix with a kinda of leaness, just letting the elements work on their own.
But before I get to these, I thought I would share some new inspirational artists I've come across.
The first being Zoe Arnold based in London.
These are quirky and are rooted in the collage tradition, I love the layering of different elements, like pearls, silver, porcelain and bone.
This next artist is Chriysanthe Staikopoulou and I don't know a great deal about her other than she is based in the Uk and has studied architecture.
I adore this grater cuff with a nutmeg ring, just delightfully witty with a bit of edge.
So this is what I've been up to.
Raw quartz, labradorite and peacock ore
Mother of pearl, coin and wrapped sari silk
Agate egg, leather and lampwork head pins by Kim of http://www.etsy.com/shop/NuminosityBeads
I found a vintage Indian glass cab and bezel to finish this one.
Very simple hoops on reclaimed leather, copper, chinese coin charm and lovely ceramic and metal clay hoops from Petra of http://www.etsy.com/shop/ScorchedEarthonEtsy
And finally Petra and Kim together on these earrings
Look out for a sale in my shop this week and wish me luck as I start putting together my bead soup designs. The first reveal is 28th July and mine will be on 11th August.