|Chinese New Year 2016 Jewelry by Renee Hong|
|Fine and Dandy Jewelry's new collection of Asian themed jewelry.|
The Inspiration for my Chinese New Year Jewelry:
researching antique jewelry online, and am particularly inspired by the early 1900's jewelry by
Czechoslovakian artists Max and Norbert Neiger and others. Many of the beads and materials they
used in their workshops are still available. I especially love green glass, known as Peking Green
Glass. I use Cherry brand glass when I can find it. Green is my favorite color. Here's a Pinterest board
More about why I chose this:
Encouragement to stay on task:It also happens that my collection launch date coincided with "FUF" which means "Finish Up Friday" over at the B'sue Boutiques Creative Group on Facebook. Jewelry designing members show their messy worktables on "WTW"--"Work Table Wednesday" and then are challenged to show the finished items on Friday as well as pin the entries to Pinterest boards.. There's even prizes for participation! Anyone who knows Brenda Sue Lansdowne will attest to her amazing generosity! So I will be qualified this week! See my post from last spring about her challenge class that taught me how to create a cohesive line of jewelry.
Components used:To make these pieces, I used matte gold plated brass, Czech glass, silk tassels, porcelain Maneki Neko "Lucky Cat" beads, gemstone beads, tensha beads, crystal, vintage chain, vintage Lucite cabs, and more. I search for only the best quality supplies for my jewelry making.
Family Time, and a great place to visit in San Antonio:
|Here I am with my two youngest daughters.|
|Sisters! Too cute!|
|Daddy showing the koi to the girls.|
|Someone took a rare family photo, how nice!|
|She loved that waterfall!|
|I love this one!|
|Could you imagine living here? Japanese Garden in San Antonio, Texas.|
Where can I shop for the jewelry?
Where did you find the awesome graphics?I purchased these beautiful papers from Brigitte at Baer Design Studio's Etsy shop.
The clip art is from the talented Jasonz at Etsy's Yen Art Haut.
I am so pleased with their work that I wamted to give them a shout-out! The collages were made by me, using their great elements.
Thank you for stopping by!