Thinking Outside the box!

If you are like me, you love a good challenge to get those creative juices flowing. I have put together a few fun things to help challenge yourself into seeing your Art beads in a new light!

To start here we have one of my own Ephemera pendants. When you see this you think of a necklace, something maybe a little mythical or “Avenging Angel”! lol

Well, what if you had two…

Now this could be interesting… so think outside the box! What would you do with a pair of wings? You could certainly put one on each side in a necklace, or you could…

Make Earrings!!  These are quite large of course, but that is the fun of thinking outside the box!
So here is the next idea…

A beautiful Pendant by Summers Studio! As you can see, the pendant has two holes at the top and one on the bottom. It is made to be hung a certain way, with a dangle at the bottom.
Well, think outside the box!

Turn the pendant sideways and add dangles to two of the holes, in unexpected places! 

What a fun and unique piece it becomes! It hangs beautifully and you would never know it was meant to be done a different way!

What else can you do? How about using a Toggle in a different way?

Love this toggle from Vintaj! Beautiful shape, texture and colour!
Why not change it into…

Earrings! You just add your Art Beads {in this case lampwork by SueBeads} to the combo, sideways with jump rings as an extra out of the box touch! These are really perfect for spring and you know no one else will be wearing them 😉

Keep an eye out for my next post, it will be a continuation of this one, with pieces made by other designers I have challenged to “Think outside the box!”


All Jewelry pieces and ephemera art beads are made by Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp of Skye Jewels. Ephemera pieces are available at More Skye Jewels on Etsy

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9 Comment

  1. SummersStudio
    February 9, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Clever, Marie. Thank you for opening the door to new ways of thinking.

  2. Patti Van
    February 9, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Love your ideas, especially the pendant! And, Sue's lamp work beads add such a nice pop of color to the earrings!

  3. Love, Yesterdays
    February 9, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    clever ideas!

  4. Roberta
    February 9, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Some great ideas here! Thanks!

  5. SoulsFireDesigns
    February 9, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Love it! Brilliant ideas, Marie!!

  6. TesoriTrovati
    February 9, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    Such a great idea Miss Marie! I love to think outside the box and when given a component I try to find a different way to use it. That is using your noggin!
    Enjoy the day!

  7. Garden sheds Melbourne
    February 10, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    Those bead works are really cool! I love them!

  8. Rebecca
    February 11, 2012 at 10:38 am

    Love it! Especially those toggle earrings, I might have to try that…

  9. diamondboy
    May 8, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    All this bead works so amazing. I should try to make something own )

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