Thursday, February 9, 2012

Thinking Outside the box!

If you are like me, you love a good challenge to get those creative juices flowing. I have put together a few fun things to help challenge yourself into seeing your Art beads in a new light!

To start here we have one of my own Ephemera pendants. When you see this you think of a necklace, something maybe a little mythical or "Avenging Angel"! lol

Well, what if you had two...

Now this could be interesting... so think outside the box! What would you do with a pair of wings? You could certainly put one on each side in a necklace, or you could...

Make Earrings!!  These are quite large of course, but that is the fun of thinking outside the box!
So here is the next idea...

A beautiful Pendant by Summers Studio! As you can see, the pendant has two holes at the top and one on the bottom. It is made to be hung a certain way, with a dangle at the bottom.
Well, think outside the box!

Turn the pendant sideways and add dangles to two of the holes, in unexpected places! 

What a fun and unique piece it becomes! It hangs beautifully and you would never know it was meant to be done a different way!

What else can you do? How about using a Toggle in a different way?

Love this toggle from Vintaj! Beautiful shape, texture and colour!

Why not change it into...

Earrings! You just add your Art Beads {in this case lampwork by SueBeads} to the combo, sideways with jump rings as an extra out of the box touch! These are really perfect for spring and you know no one else will be wearing them ;)


Keep an eye out for my next post, it will be a continuation of this one, with pieces made by other designers I have challenged to "Think outside the box!"


Marie


All Jewelry pieces and ephemera art beads are made by Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp of Skye Jewels. Ephemera pieces are available at More Skye Jewels on Etsy

9 comments:

SummersStudio said...

Clever, Marie. Thank you for opening the door to new ways of thinking.

Patti Van said...

Love your ideas, especially the pendant! And, Sue's lamp work beads add such a nice pop of color to the earrings!

Love, Yesterdays said...

clever ideas!

Roberta said...

Some great ideas here! Thanks!

SoulsFireDesigns said...

Love it! Brilliant ideas, Marie!!

TesoriTrovati said...

Such a great idea Miss Marie! I love to think outside the box and when given a component I try to find a different way to use it. That is using your noggin!
Enjoy the day!
Erin

Garden sheds Melbourne said...

Those bead works are really cool! I love them!

Rebecca said...

Love it! Especially those toggle earrings, I might have to try that...

diamondboy said...

All this bead works so amazing. I should try to make something own )