Welcome to Lady K's Cyber Studio!

My name is Karen and I love the bling! I love the challenge of working with affordable materials. I especially like repurposing forgotten pieces of costume jewelry and giving them life in a new design. Its just the right thing to do. Here in my cyber studio is where I will share my techniques and creative inspirations with you.

Lady K's Jewelry Designs

Saturday, April 24, 2010

New ID for Bracelets

I acquired a box of ID bracelets (remember Speidel?) in one of my many close out jewelry lot purchases.  I've been scratching my head for awhile thinking of SOMETHING to do with them.  I painted one of my brass pieces and glued it to the ID part of the bracelet which made a great surface to decorate.  I got busy gluing my lucite pieces and crystals and a great piece of German glass.  Don't forget to outline your piece with a silver or gold Krylon leafing pen which gives the piece just a bit of extra elegant finish.

Lucite Pieces and Colored Wire

I have a secret dream of wanting to become a wire worker with my jewelry one day.  I've been playing with some of my brass pieces that have been hanging around my studio forever.

I tried experimenting with enamel spray paints on the brass, adding lucite, accenting with glass stones or orphan earrings and finishing with exquisite parawire.  I made a few pendants:

Altered Jewelry with Colors of Lucite

I've discovered the wonderful world of colored vintage lucite and I've listed a few varieties in my shops.  I LOVE working with stuff!!  I have a few of these peacock pendants-kinda cute in a kitschy sort of way.

I gathered my lucite pieces, E6000 glue and started my peacock transformation.  After gluing the lucite pieces I gave this bird some class by accenting with wonderful vintage German glass stones and Swarovski flat back crystals.  Would you agree this bird has new life?

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Newtiques Takes Off!

Laurie's Newtiques designs are selling well over at Etsy-see how creative she is in working the pieces into stunning designs!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Newtiques from Cute Things 6

Laurie from Cute Things 6 has introduced a new line to her jewelry designs known as Newtiques. She uses some of my moonglow thermoset pieces in the designs for a wonderfully colorful and retro look.

Please visit Laurie's shops on Etsy: Cute Things 6
and Artfire: Cute Things 6