Beads, Baubles & Jewels: Unconventional Art

Artists are known for taking an unconventional approach to their art — often introducing “non-art” supplies into their work. In this episode of Beads, Baubles & Jewels, Katie honors the unique with a look at stamped metal. Katie shares:

“When we talk about metal stamping, there are two different things we could be talking about. The starfish charm and the copper heart charm are both made from shapes that are stamped out of metal sheet by machines.


“The three rings made by Kate Richbourg incorporate blanks that are stamped out by machines but also incorporate another type of stamped metal, which is done by hand, using steel tools shaped with design motifs.”


Also in this episode, enjoy the following:
• Candie Cooper wields a Sizzix machine to create some unique jewelry designs.


• Kate Richbourg swaps a traditional loom for an unconventional one then shares her how-to on weaving a Lalique-inspired beaded bracelet.


• And I’m back with some fun color combinations stitched together using cubic right-angle weave. Watch the episode then read this article for the step-by-step: Cubic Right-Angle Weave Instructions for a Sparkling Swarovski Bracelet.


We’d love to hear about your unconventional jewelry-making ideas! Please share them with us in the comments below.

Tune in next week to see what’s in store in the next episode.
Editor Beadwork magazine and Editorial Director Bead & Jewelry Group

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