Monday, November 1, 2010

Research and Learning

I have spent awhile today doing research.  No, I am not back in college, I have been researching the Steampunk Jewelry trend.  As you know, last spring I started working part-time at Julie's Xpressions in Hastings on Thursday (my day off from the full time bookkeeping job) and Saturday.  Julie has set up a trunk show with C-Koop beads that will be arriving any day now!  Very exciting and Sara's enameled components and beads are very fun and funky.  Julie and I decided we should try our hand at having a Steampunk class, incorporating some of the fun gears and things from the C-Koop product line.  However, though we are excited about this prospect, neither of us have ever made Steampunk jewelry!  I love mixed media jewelry and Julie and I both love the freedom to use whatever catches your fancy in the Steampunk style.  Would you like to know more?  Here are some fun and helpful links I found today.
C-Koop Beads
Jean Campbell
Tim Holtz idea-ology
How to Make Steampunk Jewelry

I need a new design path like I need another job!  But I am inspired, and away I go!


Rena Klingenberg said...

Thanks so much for linking to my steampunk jewelry tips! :)

Pixybug Designs said...

You bet! It was wonderful to find simple to understand definitions to be able to explain it to beaders!

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