“Do you know the moment at night — right before you fall asleep? That’s when I sometimes get the best ideas. Last night — out of nowhere — that very detailed picture of an earring design popped up right in front of my inner eye….so I had to try it today. They’re in the oven right now,” said Bettina Welker in describing a recent polymer epiphany.
Georg Dinkel caught this photo of Bettina wearing her new creations at the recent Staedtler Fimo Symposium in Paris. Bettina’s cutout shapes are heavily textured and often stacked or moving.
She calls her series The Place In Between and perhaps this week your best ideas are hiding in some overlooked spot, just waiting for you to relax and accept them.
There’s a free Pin-to-Pendant Converter tutorial on Bettina’s revamped site in case your customers, like hers, want to wear their jewelry in various ways.
You can find more of Bettina’s work and tutorials on Facebook, Pinterest, I-Pernity and Etsy.
Carol Blackburn ,
Two beauties – Bettina and the earrings.
I just love Bettina’s New work! So many luscious colors and textures to explore!
I have a message for Betina: Love your work and your style! I was looking at the tutorial on converting a pin to a pendant and I noticed the pin hardware. I’ve been looking so long to find them. If you order them what would you call it and do you get the components separately? I’ve always thought they look so much better and more professional than the standard ones you can get anywhere. Thank you so much
Thanks so much Cynthia Clayworth;)
Well the pinbacks I used in this pendant are unfortunately discontinued in the store where I bought them. They said they’ll not going to get them anymore, or even that the manufacturer discontinued them. I don’t exactly remember.
I bought what they had and when they’re used up, they’re gone.
But maybe you can find similar pinbacks on firemountain gems or other big suppliers?
btw…I don’t like that pictute of me – I’m looking like my mom 😉
These look pretty good to me:
Beguiling ornamental brooches ,
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Would love to see the tutorial. 🙁