Monday, 10 October 2011

Its a Plan

 Sometimes when I'm working for Christmas sales my head gets all fuzzy from trying to think up new designs for each piece.
 So I have a cunning plan.
 I make the same basic design in lots of different colours.
 I shall call this particular style 'Frond' and have made 20 in a selection of colours. 
 I still get the pleasure from the unexpected outcomes of one colour against another.
 I particularly enjoyed the surprise of these yellows on the greeny grey felt.
 Blues are always a delight to make too.

Now, these above are all brooches but would they make good pendants? And if so, which sort of necklace is best? Coloured memory wire,
 or a dangly fine black faux leather?

28 comments:

ArtPropelled said...

I would have a very difficult time trying to choose from this amazing variety of colours. They do sing next to each other don't they? I think I would choose the dangly necklace, but both styles are attractive.

Heloise said...

I have used the memory wire chokers with textile pendants and have been pleased with the results.
Good luck with the production of many textile delights and the fairs.

Jan said...

They are all lovely and certainly different ones will appeal to different folks as will either necklace. Personally I think I'd like the hanging one over the memory wire.

Nicky said...

I'm not sure about using them for anything at all. I would just sit and look at them and drool. And then look at them some more. But that's just me. Gorgeous stuff!

Rachel said...

I think both necklace styles work really well. I'd probably go for the dangly one, but I know girls who'd go for the memory wire!

Sandie said...

Well, I've got a fat neck so the wire one wouldn't do for me!
How about a mix? Or if you are able to fit them easily, offer a choice? Just a thought or two!

The 'Fronds' are rather gorgeous and curvy...just like me LOL!
I always used to go for all things heathery or purple, now I seem to go for mossy/olive greens and mostly turquoise/aqua blue/greens.

Whatever, I think they will sell well!

Have fun creating!

Sandie xx

Julia said...

The colours are marvellous!! I also love the design and think they look great as brooches and pendants...Id be struggling to choose my favourite!

Love Julia x x x

Monica said...

really unusual. They would look lovely on a beaded necklace, like circular peyote or herringbone.

Jennifer Tetlow said...

I think the dangly is best, not that I'm any expert on things necklace (and actually I've never heard of memory wire!) Are they going in the shop?

Jennifer Tetlow said...

Oh, and I've just thought, they would look great on a choker.

Twiglet said...

I would love either and anyway, being a Libran, I would never be able to make my mind up which to choose. Your fronds are delightful in each colour range. x Jo

Wendy said...

Gorgeous brooches as always. I like the leather :)

Patty Biermans said...

I think they look gorgious! I would prefer the long chain. Or you can make a chain of different colors like a rainbow. hugzz...peebee

Tina Eudora said...

Just beautiful Jackie! Each one would make a treasured Christmas ornament for years to come!
Tina xo

Els said...

Aaaaah really hard to choose from so many beauties!
(the oranges ...? or the greens ...? or the magenta's ..??? very hard .....!)

Sheep Rustler said...

I really like the memory wire one, but maybe not everyone would, and a mixture of the two would be more saleable. And maybe you could have different colours of whatever you used to suit the (utterly gorgous!) leaves :)

Caroline said...

The production line looks beautiful! I'd definitely choose the dangler - more versatile!

Mrs Minton makes... said...

wow beautiful designs!!! Fab blog!

Marié said...

First time I am on your blog. I just love the colours and combination with velvet and thread. This is so inspirational. I have read you other posts as well. Thanks

Robin Mac said...

What gorgeous 'fronds' and all those colours singing away together - I would have a very hard time choosing one over another - I want them ALL! I like pendants in preference to memory wire, but I agree with whoever it was who said you probably need to make a selection of both. I am sure they will all sell Jackie. Cheers

Elizabeth said...

Jackie!!! These are all so luscious! I love the new frond design!! I love the faux leather look and wonder if you are including a necklace bail on the back along with the pin back. that way they could be worn as both a pin and a necklace!!!
Just a thought!! you do inspire me!!

Maggi said...

Colours to die for. I like the pendant on the black faux leather but I am sure that there would be a demand for both versions.

lilylovekin said...

Personally, I like the felt against the black leather, plus it would be softer on my neck. I like the pin idea that I read in one of the comments. Your work is gorgeous!!!!

HADIAH SCHUMACHER said...

They are so beautiful!!!
Hadiah

Ruth said...

I have a store that sells jewelry and we sell many more on the faux leather chains than we do the memory wire. If you already have both, I would offer the choice of either.

karen said...

both necklaces are great....have a selection. They are BEAUTIFUL....

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Magpie's Mumblings said...

I don't suppose it's any help to you if I say I'm going to sit on the fence and say that some of each would be good? They're all so colourful and touchable and impossible to choose a favourite from!



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