Kitchen sink style jewelry should properly begin with a mess on your worktable.
ANYWAY....that's my opinion. This piece, which is actually a convertible charm bracelet, was made JUST that way. I had bunches of bibs, bobs and charms lying about, and they just all ended up on this chain!
Yesterday I did a video highlighting some forms Kitchen Sink Jewelry making, and stressing that is it is NOT assemblage that you do with glue (except if maybe you are gluing a rose to a heart, or a cameo in a mount to dangle, etc). It is done with chains, jumps and wire.....and once in a bit, maybe even some rivets.
Here is a 'sinker' amid a mess, getting ready for the video:
Actually this is just the tassel part, and you know, you can just do it that way too. You don't have to go over the top and do a whole necklace loaded up with every bit of doofus in your workshop. You can do the tassel on a bit of chain, sheesh, you can even make it in to a purse pull that you can remove from the chain....if you want.
The tassels are basically charmstrings. I did a video on that a few years back, too!
Here is what this one looks like, hanging:
BIG PICTURE....but the better to see ya with, m'dear. I think this one needs one more flower charm at the top. One like this:
I show you how in the newest video, Making Charm Jewelry: Kitchen Sink Style.
Same tassel all spread apart so you can see everything on it. I made the tassel, but then I put it on the bead and link form chain that I showed in the video, so there are even more strands to bead down the front.
Here is the wired centerpiece necklace from the video:
I am still working on this one!
The Challenge at the B'sue Boutiques Creative Group at Facebook this month is KITCHEN SINK STYLE JEWELRY.
We hope you'll join us! First come over and ask to be admitted to the group as it is a closed Facebook Group. There are 893 of us but if you aren't there, we don't have enough members!
Then read the ABOUT section so that you can see how we roll, how you can promote your work at the group and at our group general purpose PINTEREST BOARD! :
There are a coupla little no-no's but not very many. Review them and keep them in mind, is all. You can promote and share pix of any sort of handmade jewelry, whatever type you make, and you do not have to use stuff from the B'sue Boutiques website (although I do tend to promote pieces that have our stuff in them on the newsletter and on my personal Pinterest boards.)
FOR THE CHALLENGE:
You need to make something in the Kitchen Sink Style between now and Mar 30 at midnight, when the challenge ends.
Nobody's gonna say anybody's doesn't qualify. Translate the style as you see it.
Post the photo first on the B'sue Boutiques Creative Group. Then PIN IT to the B'sue Boutiques Creative Group CHALLENGE BOARD at Pinterest, which is found here:
If you are new and don't have pinning rights yet, first,follow me at PINTEREST:
Then private message me at Brenda Sue Lansdowne at Facebook. If we are not friends at FB yet, send me a request. I will get you on.
You can also just say MARCH CHALLENGE when you post your piece at the group, then tell us a little about it, and ask somebody to pin you til you are put on the pinning list. They'll be happy to help.
Beginning of April, I will announce a winner drawn randomly from among the participants to receive a 25.00 gift certificate to B'sue Boutiques
Each month we have a new challenge....but this one will be VERY INTERESTING! You can use charms, found items, old keys, broken bits, filigree, blanks, gemstones, beads......as you like it! I find the best chain to use is rolo (belcher) as it's easy to count off, also our new bookchain, and our bead and link chain. Find these in the Jewelry Chain section of our website, if you need some.
MOST OF ALL....just have fun!
Here are some videos to check out: