Category Archives: Be Inspired

8 Ways to Create a Metallic Look on Polymer Clay – by The Blue Bottle Tree

I’m a big fan of Ginger Davis Allman’s blog The Blue Bottle Tree. Ginger really takes her time and goes deep in her tutorials and information sharing. The analytical part of me just loves to cruise her site and glean all of her hours of research and insights. She is very generous with her information! […]

2018 Fall Collection Features Hoop Earrings! Be Inspired!

The 2018 Fall Catalogue features a collection of Bar Earrings, Hoop Earrings, Bitsy Rings and Kits. This blog post is designed to inspire you on techniques to use for creating with the Hoop Earrings. Learn More! Hoop Earrings Small and Large are 10-gauge solid brass wire. After forming the hoops, a surgical steel post is […]

Artisan Feature: Yili Yuli

(Source: instagram @yiliyuli) Evelyn Chan is the creative director of ‘yiliyuli’, a Malaysian based jewelry company named after her two daughters. Through our mutual interest in each other’s art, Evelyn and I have become friends as well as business associates. Evelyn was born in Hong Kong during the colonial period. At the age of 13 […]

25 Celestial Jewelry Projects You Can Make!

Stars and crescent moon jewelry motifs have been popular since the Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian Eras. It makes sense that “to the moon and back” symbolism can stand the test of time and come back into popularity again and again. Trending for Nunn Design are several celestial themed jewelry findings. Design with moon and star […]

Artist Nuby of Colourful Blossom Sculpts Beautiful One-Of-A-Kind Polymer Clay Succulents to Build a Great Brand Jewelry

For a self-taught artist with no gardening skills, Nuby sure found her calling in sculpting miniature flowers and succulents. Since 2008, Nuby has been experimenting with the art of sculpting polymer clay into “colourful blossoms.” Her exploration of clay and mixed media has evolved into her own unique brand of one of a kind hand-sculpted […]

Free Downloadable Patterns for the Jewelry Kits for Embroidery by Mary Corbet of Needle ‘n Threads

If you haven’t discovered Mary Corbet’s Website, Needle n’ Threads, then you are in for a treat! Mary is an embroidery artist and educator. She has multiple books on the subject and a blog that is packed full of daily tips and techniques. Mary recently highlighted a post about the latest collection of Jewelry Kits […]

Artisan Feature: April Hiler Design

(Source: instagram @aprilhilerdesigns) April Hiler grew up in the Dallas Texas area but has spent many of the past 20 years living in other cities and towns throughout Texas. With a minor in art and degrees in English and Interior Design, this one-woman-show creates beautiful handcrafted resin jewelry for her company, April Hiler Design. (Source: […]

7 Resin and Crystal Clay Techniques!

Nunn Design’s 2-Part Resin and Crystal Clay, a two-part epoxy clay, are two of the main techniques that we explore and teach here at Nunn Design. Here are 7 different ways that you can create unique pieces of wearable art with these two mediums. 1. Texturized Resin (that is cut/punched and stitched on) This technique […]

32 Creative Ways to Use Leather Cording and Deerskin Lace in Jewelry Making

Designing jewelry with leather cording and deerskin lace creates a look that is very much on trend. It is also an affordable way to create unique jewelry! If you are interested in creating beaded wrapped bracelets, knotting, tassels or doing other techniques, here are 32 creative ways to use leather cording and deerskin lace in […]

Embellishing with Crystal Clay. Adding Color Accents to Nunn Design Charms

In a recent Facebook Live filmed while visiting the team at Artbeads, we explored designing a charm necklace. We covered three steps; selecting a common theme, creating balance through layering, and by adding color. I also covered these 3 steps in yesterday’s post: 3 Steps to Designing a Charm Necklace. Select a Common Theme, Create […]

Nunn Design Jewelry Kits for Embroidery Inspiration! Featuring Shelly of Shelly Sells Lemonade

Nunn Design has collaborated with 5 embroidery artists to provide inspiring pieces of wearable art featuring the new Jewelry Kits for Embroidery. This week are highlighting these artists and introducing you to their beautiful creations. Shelly of Shelly Sells Lemonade (instagram: @shelly_sells_lemonade) Shelly of Shelly Sells Lemonade took some time out to answer the following […]

Wow Jewelry! A New Book by Gay Isber McMillan

(Credit: @sugargayisber @candiceghaiphotography) We have had a customer for years that creates the most amazing statement jewelry. Her name is Gay Isber McMillan from Austin, Texas. It wasn’t a surprise to me that her very eagerly awaited book is called: WOW Jewelry: Techniques and Projects for Making a Statement. When I see Gay’s work, I can’t […]

Pebeo Paints, Colorized Resin and Boho Style Jewelry! 12 New Projects to Create!

I think something people don’t understand about the Team at Nunn Design, is that they are not professional “jewelry artists.” All of the staff, including myself, have come from a variety of careers and backgrounds. Team Nunn comes together quarterly to create. Everyone is encouraged (well…sometimes they are pushed) to try new things they have […]

Isabella Heads to Girl Scouts with Jewelry Pins to Swap

Last week was busy around the Nunn Household. Both girls were getting ready for Girl Scout Camp! This was the first year that my youngest daughter, Isabella, brought pins for swaps with other girl scouts. Swaps are small tokens of friendship to exchange with other girls. Swaps stands for “Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere.” Before […]

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