Last weekend, there was a fantastic blog party featuring the design inspirations from this new book: Bohemian-Inspired Jewelry. A brain child of Lorelei Eurto and Erin Siegel, with many other jewelry artists contributing amazing projects. I ordered the book from Interweave and just received it this week. Yeah! I highly recommend it if you’d like to learn more about how to incorporate and combine a variety of fibers,ribbons, textiles, metals, chains, components, and beads into your work.
It’s jam-packed with great directions for fun, funky, fabulous earring, necklace, and bracelet projects to make or be inspired by. Hard to choose my first one. I really like this knotted cord design as a basis to show off more of the colorful Krobo recycled glass beads from Ghana with a red polymer clay pendant. I really liked the way the pendant is attached with the little accent fringe of beads. The knotting technique was easy to pick up and choosing a light tan waxed cotton cord gives these beads a chance to shine. A great summertime necklace.