I also get some gemstones that come my way when they are overlooked by others. I feel I can see the beauty in these beads discarded by traditional makers and create a design using them as a focus.
|Sari Silk and Shell Necklace|
This necklace has a crack going across the top of the circular pendant, but it was actually a bonus to my design when making the freeform bail as it made for an asymmetric flat top to the pendant.
|Brown and Gold Multi-use Necklace|
And the majority of these beads were destined for landfill but I reclaimed them by dismantling lots of broken jewellery.
This is the result of searching through my pink odds and ends stash. I keep all my odds and ends in a colour themed tub and then get inspired by them to create a design.