Posted by Jess on 7/5/2015 to Articles
Hello hard working bead shop people! Sometimes it is hard to find new and different materials to incorporate into my designs. I worry that I've seen every stone there is, in all the same cuts, shapes and sizes. When I feel this stuck it is difficult to get inspired to create new work. One way I combat this is to remind myself that there are infinite color combinations to be made. I can get inspired just by mixing and matching the colorful stones I already own. That helps, but nothing sparks my creative fire more than finding something truly original and inspiring to mix in with my stone collection. In the above necklace, I infused the 12mm Aquamarine Heishi from the dsPremier line with some beads I had at home. The result was a fun, multi-textured necklace. I love it!
If you haven't already taken a peek at our dsPremier line, I would highly recommend checking it out. Jeff, the boss around here (when the five dogs in the office aren't pushing us around), hand-picked all the materials and personally designed each of the stone cuts for this line.
When I first saw the dsPremier line I knew I had found the unique, fresh stones I had been looking for. For me, it was love at first sight! I had never seen anything like these high quality, semi-precious stones in rough coins and heishi's, matte finished rubies and free-form faceted nuggets. This new line has definitely taken my work in an inspired, new direction! Also, if you are looking for something more refined, we have a beautiful grouping of faceted rondelles in 4, 5 and 6mm. They are expertly cut and have a uniformity that is often hard to find. So come take a look and see what sparks your creativity!!!
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