Polymer Clay Inspirations
I had been designing jewelry using crystal, semi-precious stones, beads and pearls for about two years when I discovered the magical world of 'Polymer Clay'. This medium is extremely versatile and the possibilities are endless; I'm really excited to be working with polymer clay. The beads and pendants in my polymer clay jewelry designs are lovingly handcrafted by me and finished to a beautiful lustre. I hope you will follow me on my journey and share my joy as I create with this fascinating medium.
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Here are some helpful charts for necklaces, bracelets etc. from Fabucrafts in Woodbridge, Ontario
Bead Size STRANDLENGTH
Bead Size STRANDLENGTH
1" 4" 16" 20" 24" 28" 32"
- 3mm 8.46 33.8 136 170 204 237 272
- 4mm 6.35 25.4 102 127 153 178 204
- 5mm 5.08 20.32 82 102 125 143 164
- 6mm 4.23 16.9 68 84 101 118 136
- 7mm 3.62 14.4 58 70 86 101 116
- 8mm 3.17 12.68 51 64 76 89 102
- 10mm 2.54 10.16 41 51 61 71 82
- 12mm 2.11 8.44 34 42 51 59 68
- 14mm 1.81 7.24 29 36 43 50 58
- 16mm 1.58 6.32 25 32 38 44 50
- 18mm 1.41 5.64 23 28 34 39 46
BRACELETSBraceletsWhat is the right bracelet length for you?Jewellery bracelets are beautiful and fun. But there is nothing quite as annoying as a bracelet that is too large or too small is there? Especially when you really love that bracelet ... oh, but only if it was the right size!
People tend to either like their bracelets be a draping fit or a snugger fit.
As a general rule, for a draping fit, bracelets should be about 2 to 2.5 cm larger than the measured circumference of the wrist.
For a snug fit (doesn't drape onto the back of the hand), about 1.5 to 2 cm larger than the wrist circumference.
To measure your wrist circumference, use a non-stretch tape measure, string, or ribbon. Place it around the widest part of the wrist (over the knobby part) - snugly but not too tight.
NECKLACENecklaceWhat is the right necklace length for the occasion?Ever wondered about the lengths of necklaces? What lengths should you make? Are there guidelines or standards?
The following information, compiled from various sources, will help you design just the length you need.
NameLengthDesc.Comments(inches)(cm)collar choker12-13"31-33 cmsits snugly at the middle of the neckcomplements off-shoulder, v-neck, boat neck necklineschoker14-16"36-41 cmjust on or above collarbonea classic & versatile length. Suits formal & informal wearprincess17-19"43-48 cmends a little below collar boneprobably the most common length. Suits high and low necklines.matinee20-25"51-64 cmends just at top of bustmost popular of longer styles. Complement low & highnecklines. Formal & casual wear.opera26-36"66-91 cmover bustlineversatile: can be worn in single strand or doubled over. Can be knotted at neckline or above bust, etc.rope37-45"94-114 cmlongtip: can be knotted and flung over shoulderlariat48++ "122++ cmvery longlike the rope, it usually has no clasp. One end loops through the other.
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|The Ziggy Necklace|
How do you choose your necklace? Generally, when picking out a necklace we tend to echo the look of the neckline. This works well most of the time. For example, a v-neck top goes well with a y-shaped necklace with a focal point, such as the Ziggy Necklace. This type of necklace also complements boat neck and crew neck tops.
|The Purple Faux Lariat|
When you wear higher necklines, it's important not to overcrowd your neck area, and by choosing a longer necklace, you allow both your neckline and your necklace to shine. For tops with turtle necks or cowl necks, necklaces such as lariats and multiple strand styles look best. A necklace such as the Purple Faux Lariat would work nicely with a higher neckline.
|The Angel's Wings Bridal Choker|
It can also be helpful to know what the different necklace lengths are called: 14" is a collar, 16" is a choker, 18" is princess length, 20" is matinee length, 24" is opera length, and 30 - 33" is a rope or lariat.
|Common Necklace Lengths|
Adding a necklace gives your outfit a stylistic finishing touch. And although certain necklaces match particularly well with certain necklines, what's most important is wearing a piece you love. How you wear your jewelry is a personal choice, so remember to make sure that you let your personality shine through!
Posted by Cherie at 9:30 PM