Jewelry design - from sketch to reality

Whoever has been watching my sketchblog knows my sketchbook is filled with swirls, as is the case with any paper that comes into my hands when I'm bored. Last week I was sketching some logos for a company at work, and that wasn't going very well - but I got an idea for something else, sketched it in a few minutes, ripped the piece of paper and put it in my bag. Later while driving in a bus I gave it some more thought and made the sketch on the right in my moleskine.

Jewelry sketches

10 hours of hard work later, the pendant became real, and is so far my best jewelry work.

Rose cameo choker

And I still have a bunch of sketches awaiting...

EDIT: Follow up post: Jewelry design - from sketch to reality II


Comments

Aelyn

I didn't know you designed jewelry! It looks amazing... I envy your wire work, it's beautiful. The polymer clay rose is a great idea... does it rest on fabric or more clay?

I'd love to see more.

Nela

Thanks, Aelyn! :) I wish I had a chance to do it more often :)
The black base is also polymer clay, it would have been hard to attach the rose to other material (I don't put too much trust in glue since it failed me before).

Lea

This is so beautiful! :-)

nelchee

Thank you :)

said

.....beautifull,....am@zing,.............you are the best!!!!!!!
:-I

vanessa

The design almost looks like a hand mirror! I found a great article on polymer clay you all may enjoy.... http://www.designjewelry.com/blog/archives/101

ella

i just cant understand wat is dis is it a border of a saree

Nela

Vannessa, thank you :) Unfortunately your link didn't work..

Ella, I'm sorry but I don't understand your question, what is a "saree"?

jessica

is awsome, love your piece of work

Nela

Thanks, Jessica! :)