Saturday, April 25, 2015

Whats on My Bench

Welcome to another edition of Whats on My Bench with the JET Team. This week Gaetana of SatinDollCo tells us what she's been working on...

A couple of weeks back, on a cold and rainy day, several new additions to our Luxe Collection were born. Every jewelry designer will have some excess chain and charms hanging around at any given time and, since I put myself on a "NO more supplies!" buying freeze, I decided I must be more resourceful and use up some of my existing supplies.




I knew I wanted my new pieces to be simple, yet chic. And what's more chic than a lariat or y necklace?! So, using nothing more than chains, jump rings, clasps and a charm for one piece, I set to work.

The results were pieces that I will keep for myself, which is always a temptation when you are creating! One piece features just one type of chain, while another combines two different types. And let's not forget the one with the edgy dagger, or the rose gold one!



I had set myself the challenge of using the supplies I already had to hand, rather than buying more, and I'm delighted with the results and my new Luxe Collection creations! Which just goes to show, you don't always need to "buy, buy, buy" - just shop from your existing supply stash!




Thank you for sharing with us, Gaetana! See you all soon for another Whats on My Bench!

20 comments :

Jean Sandell said...

Inspiration from desparation. . . I LOVE IT!!!

Urban Pearl Studio said...

Jean, great way to look at things! Inspiration from a big pile of supplies on your bench. Works for me!

Keystring said...

Great idea, and no waste on supplies!

LoveStoneArts said...

Great inspiration for all of us to shop at home!!

Judith Lott said...

Very resourceful and the end result is beautiful.

Jet Central said...

Ah yes, Gaetana - we all need to use up more of our supplies before buying more! Great results!

Erika Price said...

I should do the same as you, Gaetana - I have enough supplies to last decades and MUST stop buying more! Love the pieces you came up with :)

SendingLoveGallery said...


Shopping from your own stash brought lovely necklaces, Gaetana! Inspiring :)

ChayaGallery said...

looks great Gaetana !!

Michele said...

I'm a buying freeze also :)!! It does help youuse what you have, Lovely necklaces, very trendy also!!

cserpentDesigns said...

Love the designs and great that you used what you have!

SatinDollCo said...

Thanks everyone!

Beadsme said...

You have inspired me to open a few boxes. I must not buy any more LOL.

Gemstones on My Mind said...

Beautiful pieces Gaetana, very sleek! I'm one of those with a huge stash, I just can't resist the sparklies. I would probably sneak and buy some if I put myself on a buying freeze!

WanderingJewel said...

So pretty! I need to put myself on a no new supplies diet as well.

Gloria Flynn - EarthEnergyGemstones said...

For a second there I thought someone had taken a picture of my supplies! Rose gold chain? Check! Gold chain? Check! Gold dagger? Check! Lol! Love what you did with your supplies, Gaetana, and yes, I too need to stop buying supplies!

Mollie Ann said...

An inspiring idea and beautiful results! Thank you, Gaetana! I'm off to "shop" in my own stash!

Tracy said...

Great idea! So smart and gorgeous!

Brooke said...

Thanks for sharing. You are right, we all have some of those things that didn't make it from ideas to reality but we probably bought the supplies. Time to go back and make some of those designs!

Nancy Russell said...

Such inspiring ideas! We all have so many of those "extras" hanging on in our treasure chest of jewels that we need to use up.