Monday, June 14, 2010

To Plan or Not To Plan?

It's rare that I have a design in mind before I begin a new project and while spontaneity is great for the creative spirit, not having a plan can also be a real real time-waster. Like today.

I spent a good chunk of time working on this bracelet, carefully choosing the color pearls I liked and working in the resin flowers I've had for awhile, but now I can't decide how to finish it. Silver might look too heavy but I need something sturdy that will take some wear and tear and still look great. Sometimes just stepping away from a project and taking a break can get the ideas rolling. Which I really hope is the case today.

Any suggestions on what type of finishing or clasp that would work with this bracelet would be greatly appreciated.


Margosoriginals said...

Hi! I love that bracelet- I think silver would look really pretty with the green in the flower. Maybe you could just do a simple silver lobster clasp, then dangle some other green beads near the clasp? Just an idea :) I don't usually plan my designs either- when I try, they just don't come out like they do in my head so I end up having to re-work them anyways.

Rock.Stone.Treasures said...

Thanks so much for commenting. Actually,after trying various silver findings, I played around with bronze and decided that looked better. It gave the piece a vintage feel which I like. I hope to post it tomorrow.