Sunday, August 15, 2010

Handmade Division "Talk About" August Edition

This month's installment of the talk about blog for Handmade Division "Talk about something you'd like to create, that you maybe don't have the skills or technology to do currently? "

One of the many dreams I have is to design formal evening gowns and jewelry together - a fabulous necklace and designing the neckline around the necklace, that sort of thing. My sewing skills are pretty limited - and well, no sewing machine! ha ha! In theory, teaming up with a clothing designer would work too, but then time becomes more of the constraint. I love the idea of creating really ornate and non-traditional 'fine' jewelry with more of a focus on the metalwork and not so much on using as many diamonds as possible!

I'd also love to forge out an entire bustier of sterling silver, completely contoured to custom fit someone's body. how fun would that be! My skills are a bit on the rusty side of forging and raising, and I'd definitely need some new tools!

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8 comments:

Carol Dean said...

This sounds like a wonderful goal. Rather than teaming up with a designer, you could locate a seamstress that can make your vision come to life without adding her own voice to the mix.

Andes Cruz said...

oooooh! super fun beth!!!

jewelrybynatsuko said...

that sounds so much fun! and I think every girl need a sewing machine! though mine is not in use for long long time... maybe I can be your seamstress!

NEDbeads said...

Oooo- I LOVE to collaborate!!! What a great goal!!!

novadesigns said...

Oh I'd love to see that bustier made completely of silver. It sounds like a fab idea :o)

Jan said...

I've seen your "warrior goddess metal bra", Beth. You designing a sterling silver bustier would be really awesome!!!

Bill Martin said...

Cool! I would love to see a silver bustier! :P

Lisa Hopkins said...

What great ideas Beth! I would love to see these creations you envision. I know they would be beautiful.