I am back with a bit more review from CHA-W 2010. One thing I love about this show is that it includes tons of vendors from all different craft markets. I love crafting as a whole even though my largest focus is in papercrafts. I also tinker a little with metal art jewerly (you can find it in my Etsy shop) so I was especially attracted to booths that featured products that would work with the type of pieces I like to make. There were tons of jewelry supply vendors, but one especially made my heart skip a beat, Nunn Design.
I became familiar with Nunn Design several years ago when they offered quite a bit of metal frames and charms that were great for papercrafting. They have shifted focus now to jewelry supplies that are perfect for collage and ephemera style jewelry. They are perfect for creating jewelry with vintage images like the ones you can download here on my site.
Becky, the owner was on hand doing demos and showing how amazingly easy it was to create stunning pieces in just minutes. I was particularly enthralled with an resin product that requires no mixing called GEL du SOLEIL. She let me try my hand at it and it was so fool proof. I definitley will be switching to it for my clear coating on my metal art pieces. I am even tinkering with the idea of adding in some vintage collage art style classes into my class offerings. The line she has makes it so easy to create high end looking jewelry art simply and quickly.
I think I could have spent hours photographing all of the stunning samples she had. My photos in no way capture the beauty and quality of them. That is okay though, because her website includes fabulous galleries along with video tutorials.
Rings, bracelets, earrings, and necklaces! I am just itching to dive head first into a major jewelry making mode after seeing all of these samples and findings.