Making a Bold Statement with Handmade Jewelry

by Sherry Day.
(Pointe aux Barques, Michigan)

Making a Bold Statement with Handmade Jewelry by Sherry Day  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

One-of-a-Kind is my motto! Similar but different. It is more creative!

I love chunky but not heavy jewelry!

Larger pieces are more in proportion for my 5’11” frame.

Making a Bold Statement with Handmade Jewelry by Sherry Day  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

I made earrings using all of the different shapes of porcelain beads. Lightweight statements.

Once I discovered porcelain beads, I could create the perfect pieces of jewelry. Porcelain is a very strong ceramic material.

Making a Bold Statement with Handmade Jewelry by Sherry Day  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

The chunky but lightweight ceramic beads are easy to wear. And the colors go with many things.

The first items were necklaces (which were featured here earlier – Porcelain Beads Make a Statement).

Making a Bold Statement with Handmade Jewelry by Sherry Day  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

A variation using copper to accent the porcelain beads. I also used silver and antiqued gold accents in several pieces. That is how I like to design.

Then I added bracelets and earrings to this collection. The iridescent glaze adds an extra dimension and pizzazz!

Sherry Day
Trillium Studio Arts

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  • Rumy says:

    Sherry,

    This is such a beautiful collection. I never thought I would like ceramic beads, but here I am, drooling over the copper and ceramic necklace. I have to admit, that I have never seen ceramic beads without a drown pattern to date. Your color combinations of different materials are the key to the elegance of your creations, I think. Great job.

  • Fabulous natural/earthy jewelry, and beautifully photographed, Sherry! I so agree with Rumy – these are really great pieces – and the copper & porcelain necklace is particularly attractive. You’ve perfected the art of lightweight but bold.

  • Sherry says:

    Thank you!

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