As technology becomes more incorporated in all that we do, the trends of our day-to-day life are reflected in the trends of fashion and accessories.
There is some push back to this fast paced technology driven world with consumers desiring artisan goods that reflect the “handmade” movement of small batch production and unique offerings. The 2018 Winter Collection was inspired by this trend in jewelry.
Many of the models created in the 2018 Winter Collection’s release were hand crafted by myself. First I worked with clay to construct models in just the right size, width and shape that would work fluently with the other findings within our product mix. We then cast the models in lead-free pewter and plated them in copper, 24k gold and .999 fine silver. The pieces have an organic hand forged look by design. We hope that you will like creating with this newest collection of findings as much as we have.
Over the past weeks, we have been providing “sneak peeks” of the new release on our blog. Here is a recap of some of the latest and greatest from Nunn Design.
1. Drop Charms!
Findings that provide an elongated simple accent are all the rage in fashion accessories. I personally love designing with these new drops because they bring the balance of length when I’m creating a necklace that has a cluster of accents as the focal piece. Yet, these Organic Drops are a perfect stand alone charm and don’t require anything else for them to really make a statement. Cast in lead-free pewter, drops are then plated in copper, 24k gold and .999 fine silver and sold in bulk packs of 10.
Read More! Drops – 2018 Winter Collection Sneak Peek!
2. Hammered Moon & Cross Charms
The new Hammered Crescent Moon Charm and Hammered Traditional Cross were quick to be Team Nunn favorites. Both charms are cast in lead-free pewter and plated in copper, 24k gold and .999 fine silver. The Hammered Crescent Moon Charms are plated to be metal stamped or engraved upon. Sold in bulk packs of 10 pieces per plate.
3. Organic Hoops
The models for Organic Hoops, both Large and Grande, were created by hand and intentionally not cleaned or “machined” so they would have the look of an organic handmade finding. What I’ve loved about creating with the Organic Hoops is the diversity of how I could use them. They were enough to just stand alone as a charm, or they could be used as a toggle ring or connector. Cast in lead-free pewter and plated copper, 24k gold and .999 fine silver. Sold in bulk packs of 10 pieces per plate.
4. Organic Flat Tags
The Organic Flat Tags are cast in lead-free pewter and are plated to be engraved and metal stamped using copper, 24k gold and .999 fine silver. The models for these flat tags were formed by hand so they have a real handmade look and irregular surface. Both the Organic Tag Large Circle and Grande Circle are sold in bulk packs of 5 pieces per plate.
5. Earwires and Wire Frames
Here is a collection of findings that aren’t a surprise to our upcoming 2018 Winter Collection. All of these findings were part of a past Flash Sale that we offered. These additions to our earwire findings were selected to put in our everyday stocking Nunn Design findings line based on your feedback to us.
6. Open Back Bezels and Preciosa Crystals
The organic styled Open Back Bezels are designed to work with Preciosa Crystals, Swarovski Crystals, stones and cabochons. As with most Nunn Design Findings, they could also be used with Nunn Design Resin, Crystal Clay, or polymer clay! All the Open Back Bezels are cast in imported lead-free pewter and are electroplated in the USA using imported precious metals; copper, 24k gold and .999 fine silver. Each style of bezel is sold in bulk packs of 10 pieces per plate. To learn about the glue that works best with the crystals, take a look at this blog post: Glueing Crystal to Metal.
Preciosa Crystals are also available in companion sizes for the open back bezels. An 8mm circle, a 14mm pear, and a 12mm square cushion stone.
Although these next couple items haven’t yet been featured on our blog, here are additional items that you will find in the 2018 Winter Collection!
7. Delicate Link Cable Chain
8. Satellite 2mm Bead Chain
9. Gray Deerskin Lace
10. Square Bangles
11. New Jumprings (Jumpring 10mm Textured Triangle, Jumpring 12mm Square Wire Circle, Jumpring 8mm Textured Square, Jumpring Mini Rope)
12. New Findings (Bail Hinge, Button Shank, Balled Headpins)
13. Open Pendant Triangles
Many hours have gone into developing this collection, with dozens of products not making the final cut. We so appreciate all of the feedback that all of you have provided to help guide us in producing products that you want and products that you know will sell for you. Please keep your ideas and suggestions coming. We love hearing from you! Leave a comment or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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