Mixed Media Trinkets

by Kathleen Moore.
(Hampshire, UK)

Mixed Media Trinkets by Kathleen Moore  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Selection of mixed media pendants

I find it very difficult to focus on just one medium. I am forever being distracted by something else to work with…hence my absolute enjoyment at making these mixed media pendants.

They allow me to meddle with metal, create with clay, tinker with textiles and refine with resin.

Mixed Media Trinkets by Kathleen Moore  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Bits ‘n’ bobs!

I use mainly copper, brass and aluminium metals as the base, but also to cut my own charms, which I then secure with rivets. I love the layering that can be achieved with cold connections.

Mixed Media Trinkets by Kathleen Moore  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Aluminium, polymer pendant

Added to this are handcrafted polymer and air dry clay, acid etching, mark making, metal punching, a variety of inks, paints, colour mediums, and so much more… usually whatever pops into my head at that meeting moment!

I love that they can be as colourful and haphazard as I want…or not!
Hope you like them as much as I enjoy making them.

Mixed Media Trinkets by Kathleen Moore  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Kitty/fish aluminium and copper pendant

Kathleen Moore
Black Velvet Kitten

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  • These are wonderful, Kathleen! What an interesting way to try out new ideas. There are so many exciting types of media to play with – you’ll never run out of inspiration!

  • Lynn Callahan says:

    I loved these mixed media trinkets that Kathleen made, I too am a jewelry lover/maker!!! I have been looking for aluminum in the small sheets so that I can cut and made punch pendants…can you tell me where I can buy online? or do local craft stores sell? I live mid-state NC, we have AC Moore, Michaels, Hobby Lobby to name a few stores locally.

  • Lynn, you might do a search on Etsy.com and on Amazon.com for the aluminum sheets you’re seeking. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Valerie says:

    Kathleen, these are over-the-top AWESOME!!! So much fun. They make me smile. I just love them all. Bravo.

  • Cathey says:

    I love these. You are super creative. I’m not as creative as you, but I do have alternative materials I’m coming up with in the back of my mind. Thanks for the ideas and the fact you pass them on to us is commendable. Keep up the good creating!!

  • Rita says:

    Boy Kathleen, you are living the dream! Embrace the chaos is my motto. Youโ€™re article speaks to everything I love about making jewelry. All the material options are limitless and thatโ€™s what makes it so fun. Thank you for sharing. Special place in my heart for kitty/fish pendant. Iโ€™m a huge kitty cat lover.

  • Yvonne says:

    These caught my eye. I love them. You are so talented.

  • Kathleen Moore says:

    Thanks, Lynn. eBay usually have a good selection of sheet metals at reasonable prices. Being in the UK, I obviously buy from UK sellers, but Etsy might be a better option for you?

  • Kathleen Moore says:

    Thank you, Valerie! You’ve made my day!

  • Thanks, Cathey. Have fun with those alternative materials and ideas of yours. I look at everything in a completely different way these days: old tins, coloured glass jars, broken electronics, etc. Go for it!!

  • Ha ha! I’m not sure it’s always a good dream, but thank you!
    So glad my piece spoke to you; seems we have a similar taste in colourful chaos….and cats. I love cats ( as you can tell from my page!).

  • Thank you so much, Yvonne, I’m flattered. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Thanks, Rena! The fact they can be made of anything is constant, never-ending inspiration….so much still to try. Exciting, huh? ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Absolutely, Kathleen! The endless options and inspirations are what keep me coming back to design more! ๐Ÿ™‚

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