Can you spot the difference? Nope? most couldn’t. I personally think $115 for this four piece bracelet set (on the left) is not only ridiculous but disgusting for beads and bracelets so easy to make or buy. I made this set by doing the simple easy steps below. So for $6.28, I made […]
Sometimes when designers and their companies put together stacks it’s from bracelets they’ve come across from markets or Chinese manufacturing plants they buy from, and so, thinking certain colours may look good together, they combine shapes, colours, and designs. Unfortunately the “designer” prices they put on these bracelets stacks don’t necessarily equate to how much […]
If buying copies or replicas of jewellery designs doesn’t matter to you, then for a cheaper alternative to Samantha Wills’ Butter Bangles, buy them off ebay where you can get other colours and sizes. Here are SW’s silver set which came out after cheaper ones were being sold on ebay And the ones I […]
Samantha Wills came out with “Tusk Dynasty”, a black and gold, or rose gold and black elephant bangle last year, this year she released the bracelet in Aqua/Mint in the Feb 13 “Hunter and Gatherer” collection. As Samantha has said herself, she does collections so far ahead that she’s moved on from them […]
Years ago I saw Tarina Tarantino’s “Tokyo Hardcore’s” robot necklace and new I had to have one. I also knew I couldn’t afford one. So, my crafty craft infested mind studied the way Tarina had made it and I even drew a picture of how I thought it was. Then, I sorted through my […]
Even current designers take inspiration from old designs, whether they make a similar design or just use it as is. Samantha Wills Lavender Plume ring From my jewellery book about Tiffany jewellery. Blow up of above text. From another book I bought these earrings a few years ago and now see how it’s the […]
When you have no knowledge of jewellery designers or books then whatever you come across you think is new. However when you start reading and exploring you soon learn that most designs you see or use are just replicas, knock offs, designer inspired, remakes of old designs. Like these dragonfly brooch and earrings. […]
In some of the jewellery books I’ve bought I’ve found some very common designs that keep coming back around every decade or so. Mesh necklaces are all the rage right now. Bangles keep coming back around. So do plastic earrings. Tie necklaces And of course animals keep coming and going. Then there’s the iconic smilie!