This is the question I ask myself every day ~
Most of the time creativity comes pretty natural for me, but there are those days when I really just don't feel like making my jewelry ~ creativity cannot be forced, it's either there or it isn't. There are days that I have lots of ideas coming all at once and actually have to try to slow my brain down so I can focus on one design at a time. And then there are those days, that I need to give myself a little rest so I can recharge and feel inspired to create.
I just picked up some neat vintage jewelry at one of my favorite antique shops and was inspired to make some new designs with it.
Here's some before and after shots...
A vintage rose earring, a vintage necklace and a vintage rhinestone pin.
An assortment of vintage bangles, necklaces, loose crystals, rhinestones, earrings, etc.
I love vintage crystals and use them in a lot of my designs.
Here's an after shot of the vintage rose that I secured to a vintage silver band.
A necklace I made out of a vintage heart earring.
I added it to a vintage chain and adorned it with topaz Swarovski crystals and a vintage topaz crystal.
~ These are available in my etsy shop ~