Labradorite Love and Sketching Your Jewelry Designs

by Janine.
(841 Washington Street, Holliston, Ma)

Labradorite Love and Sketching Your Jewelry Designs by Janine  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Sketch and actual pendant

Drawing jewelry can be a daunting task.

I bough a tiny watercolor kit and designed pendants and earrings in a cute notebook I specifically purchased just for jewelry sketches.

I found that purchasing inexpensive supplies just for sketching future pieces really got me excited about it.

Labradorite Love and Sketching Your Jewelry Designs by Janine  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Labradorite feather pendant

You see, I like to skip that step and dive right in, making jewelry right away but there’s something about sketching and planning beforehand that brings up the level of quality for me.

I intend to sketch more this coming year.

I had this gorgeous labradorite stone hanging around from a gem show I went to last year.

Labradorite Love and Sketching Your Jewelry Designs by Janine  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Close up

I tried a few designs with it but nothing was working.

I then sketched it out using the shape to make more of a feather than a football shape, accenting the feather “notches” and using wire over the bezel in a swirl for extra sturdiness and flair.

Janine
Janine’s Jewelry Design

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