Today, I get to pick out the materials for my next round of jewelry designs. I have a very specific budget and I need to pick up some staples that I am running low on. That pretty much leaves me with the money to get the supplies for one project and two very different designs are current duking it out in my head.
The first is very earthy, casual, fun – involving a pendant made out of rusted iron, blue and brown crazy lace agate beads and copper accents.
The second is dressy and frilly, involving red garnet, gold filigree and pearls.
Sometimes when I have this kind of conflict, I can nudge my designs so that the materials overlap a little bit and that brings down the costs and lets me do both. I don’t think that is happening this time around.
So what do you guys think? Fancy / Frilly or Earth Mother-y? Which way would you go?