Saturday, May 12, 2012

My New Look

Yep, I've got a new look for my etsy shop and of course, my blog too. I really was in need of a banner that represents my shop and what I do. I don't make just one type of jewelry. My designs are all over the place because I like to create with lots of different materials. I'm eclectic all the way! :) Anyway, my banner search began on etsy, but for the life of me, I couldn't find one that I liked. There were so many banners that included vintage jewelry, crystals, diamonds, birds (no clue what birds have to do with jewelry), crowns, tiaras, and so on. I searched for days and got so frustrated! So I decided to take the matter in my own hands and make my own. I got my sketchbook out and went to town with my ideas, and came up with a simple necklace displaying a jewelry box charm.
First, I needed to find some kind of box charm that looked like a jewelry box and 2nd, I needed to get a few scrapbook papers to test as my background. The first place I thought of to find this stuff was at my most favorite store ever, (SO happy they opened one in my area)....."Hobby Lobby!" My banner making mission gave me a great excuse to go there too. lol And since my husband knows once I get an idea in my head, there's no stopping me, so he graciously went with me and actually helped me find everything. Yep, I'm a very lucky woman! ;)

I made the necklace and decided to add a "create" word charm and a crystal heart to it. I photographed the necklace in various positions on the wonderful paper I found, added a few extra charms I had on hand, then I edited like crazy until I came up with what I have now.
I really like how it turned out, but I think the jewelry box charm needs to be bigger. I'm in the process of doing that now. I'm finally on the right track on the design I want and that makes me happy. Plus, making it myself means nobody but me will have this banner...making it unique, just like me. ;-)