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Ornamentea strives to offer unique finds for creative jewelry designers. Their product line favors the vintage-inspired, mixed media and the unusual! Above are my top picks from their shop: crepe cord, Czech glass, Elaine Ray bead caps – they look like acorn tops, don’t they? An Elaine Ray tree pendant, check out the Fall issue of Stringing to see a necklace I created with Elaine’s pendant. And look at that awesome bias cut silk dupioni ribbon. I love silk dupioni and have a huge stash. I tear my own ribbons from my fabric, but this ribbon is beyond awesome and I must have some!
Tari of Creative Impressions in Clay creates buttons that range from tie-dye to goddesses, to alpaca to ice cream cones, coin replicas to tiny branches. You are guaranteed to find something you love! Buttons make great clasps, but don’t forget since you are ordering directly from the artist Tari can create her designs in numerous configurations. She can make any design into a pendant with a hole at the top or a loop. Branch toggle buttons – surely you have a fall design in mind that calls for a tiny branch clasp! I also love Tari’s leaf designs. I’m smitten!