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Blue Christmas- Inspired By Elvis

21 Dec

Club Creative Studio is sharing theme art in this Feature Friday post today that has been inspired by music on the radio.  It’s that time of year that the sounds of Christmas fill our airways.  Appreciating Christmas carols are part of our traditions, and one has inspired me to create a few statement pieces of hand-made jewelry art in the color blue.

Club Cretive Studio Art. Hand-made pendant.

Club Cretive Studio Art. Hand-made pendant.

The necklace above is made of various mixed metals, faux pearls, glass beads, shell buttons and dyed shell beads, a tea pot charm and a blue and black clay bead from polymer clay.

Lately the tune Blue Christmas sung my Elvis Presley has been heard quite often. So, I decided to create from the title of the song.  I don’t seem to createhand-made items in the color blue very often. I don’t know why. I have nothing against blue. I like blue. So, to concentrate on one specific color, and create item after item in the blue theme, was a welcome challenge and change of pace. How does the color blue make you feel? Does it make you feel down or lift your spirits with a calm feeling?

blue-christmas-man-sparkle

Image from blog: Daily Days of MKH

Using music as inspiration is easy because you can listen to words over and over and take to heart what is being conveyed to you. Any given day may render a new meaning while listening to the same words of a tune so use that as inspiration as well.

The song Blue Christmas inspired art in this theme color.

The song Blue Christmas inspired art in this theme color.

Theme jewelry-making can be a challenge to create because you may feel like you are limited in creativity however, it can also be a welcome task because you are placed in a position that you need to stick to in terms of a certain style, mood, or color.

Hand-made jewelry art with a focus on the color blue.

Hand-made jewelry art with a focus on the color blue.

To view more creative creations please visit and revisit the website

http//www.clubcreativestudio.com

Custom requests welcome

veronica@clubcreativestudio.com

Chunky and Funky

3 May

The chunky style.

 I am feeling chunky today.  Not because I ate too much, it’s because of the great style choice known as fun chunky jewelry.

It is not often that someone would actually appreciate being associated with the term of being called “chunky”. It is a negative counteraction for the most part, and can have health risks associated with the term as well.  Sporting and enjoying a “chunky look” when wearing  jewelry however, is a fun term.  It’s a way to slim down your need for layering or wearing many other jewelry items at once.  This Thursday TNT (This-N-That) post brings attention to the lasting trend in jewelry fashion.  Do you enjoy chunky and funky jewelry fashion?

Club Creative Studio. Hand-made beads incorporated in a chunky style necklace design.

When you wear chunky jewelry, it speaks for itself.  It is known and appreciated as being statement jewelry.  The chunky look is bold and substantial.

I have often shared photos of Club Creative Studio art that fits well into the chunky style category.  I enjoy creating jewelry and offering items with personality.  A festive and funky chunky necklace or bracelet generally contains more beads in its creation, so the chunky look can be achieved.  Adding more beads gives the wearer a deeper appreciation a love of the variety and over-all collection of beads that combine to form one piece of art.

Club Creative Studio Art. http://www.clubcreativestudio.com

Chunky style jewelry does not necessarily have to be heavy in weight to wear because of the amount of beads it contains. Chunky yet light-weight beads can be made from clay, leucite, plastic, acrylic, shell and resins and still maintain their comfort associations while looking substantial.

Another fun chunky-style necklace by Club Creative Studio with hand-made clay beads.

Glass, ceramic and wood beads can sometimes add to the overall heaviness of a piece but can still be comfortable to wear.  The comfort you prefer when you chose to adorn a chunky neckline can be decided from the length and weight of the beads in your jewelry.

Although personal style sometimes will supersede how comfortable you really are, a statement piece does not need to weigh you down.  If you do not have many items that are chunky on their own you do have the option of wearing several necklaces or bracelets together at once.  This method is great to utilize your jewelry in different ways and mix up your won combinations.

Triple strand necklace designed by Club Creative Studio.

No matter what your method is for obtaining the chunky look, when you add more jewelry instead of added calories to your body frame, you get noticed for favorable reasons for the most part.  Chunky jewelry does not add calories to your life-style and your figure, the last time I checked.  Enjoy having fun wearing chunky jewelry.

You can happily view and purchase one-of-a-kind chunky style and other varieties of hand-made jewelry and beaded items at http://www.clubcreativestudio.com

Triple strand chunky bracelet by Club Creative Studio.

Join us on Facebook to follow the creativity and enjoy seeing occasional sneak peeks of designs before they hit the online storefront.

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Let’s hear it, why do you enjoy wearing, seeing or creating popular chunky style necklaces or bracelets?

G is for Gain Great Looks 5 Ways

7 Apr

Club Creative Studio offers creative one-of-a-kind Art to Set You Apart.  Today’s post also offers five suggestions for how to GO FOR GREATNESS with your jewelry fashion selections. While first considering the fashion trend report found from Squido, read on for suggestions to put you a step forward.

(Source: Squido)

In 2011 the jewelry tendencies showcased big, bold and chunky pieces. In 2012 the top 10 jewelry trends are all about classic pieces for the spring as well as natural pieces for the fall collection. 2012 will be all about sustainability, recycled, raw pieces that will range from classic to exotic. We will also see that few trends that started out in 2011 that will continue to be hot fashion items in 2012, such as the big and bold rings as well as mix of vintage with a contemporary flair.

In addition Bright colors will also be a huge within jewelry industry and you can expect to see bold / unexpected color combinations. Large gemstones and natural geodes and crystals will also be so in!

Standing out on the 2012 runways was the presence of resin jewelry pieces. Bright, colorful and Chunky these pieces are made to make a statement that can be bold and fun at the same time.

With that information at hand, I offer information as you decide ways to mix up your style.  Club Creative Studio does create chunky style art, resin art, colorful art, classic and exotic looking art. It seems then that we are right on track with providing the popular looks that the fashion experts predict to be wonderful. Why be ordinary when your jewelry art can set you apart?  Consider these steps.

Step One Great Look:  LAYER

Pile it on. Layer your necklaces and bracelets. Yes, it is true, delicate chains do go with chunky beads.  Try it out and experiment.  You can wear mixed metals, silver with gold, gold with copper and so on.  You can avoid the fashion police and still break all the old fashion rules by layering different styles for a variety of brand-new looks.  Learn to layer.

I created these two necklaces differently but, with the same "feel" so they could be layered together or worn alone as a single necklace.

Step Two Great Look:  COORDINATE

Choose the right necklace by picking out items with style and personality.  Make sure that you enjoy wearing jewelry for comfort along with style.  Wear necklaces that hang above and below the neckline depending on the outfit. Pick out a flattering necklace to help enhance the look of an outfit. Consider the space that your neckline provides as a canvas to fill and compliment. Coordinate your style, the neckline focus and the colors you put together for a total complimentary look.  Aspects depend on your clothing choices. Mix and match the colors, and layers for a new look also consider coordinating a mood or theme with your outfit and jewelry choices.

Coordinate neckline, color of necklace and length for a complimentary complete look.

Step Three Great Look:  CONTRAST

Look to the color wheel to combine unusual color combinations for a “pop” of color enhanced or a great eye-catching combination of jewelry against an outfit. Also consider general color variations so that you can enjoy a range of colors all at once.

Contrasting color combos add dramatic personality in your over-all look. Here consider wearing two different necklaces with two different colors. design is similar but if colors blend or contrast, you gain a great new vibe.

Step Four Great Look:  STATEMENT

When you wear jewelry with a focal point that really “says something”, and seems like it may have a life of its own with a personality to match, then you probably own what is known as statement. A statement piece stands on its own well and can dress up a plain or solid colored outfit.  Statement pieces say something about art, your style, your personality and your courage and confidence.  A statement piece may even fit into the category of being unique and unusual. It really “speaks” to you or others.  Listen to what your jewelry says.

This is a chunky-type necklace with larger beads and focal pendant. The necklace on the right is made with three guitar pics as part of the focal point.

STEP FIVE GREAT LOOK:   BE BOLD

Using your courage to wear something bold can allow you to express your originality, creativity, and fashion sence.  Be bold in your look so that you can add confidence and style.  Add a new and different look so that you can be expressive without even saying a word.  For additional art items that are sure to set you apart by being original and festive, please take time to visit the ever-changing items in the inventory of hand-made art at in Club Creative Studio’s collection online.

http://www.clubcreativestudio.com.

Good luck  as you gain great looks.  Consider using these tips when you GO FOR GREATNESS today. Looking at trends and wearing the style you are comfortable in is what fashion and expression is all about!

Statement Piece tri-strand detachable necklace by Club Creative Studio.

“D” is for Dare To Be Different

4 Apr

Dare to be different- in your jewelry accessory choices!

Club Creative Studio Art fits right in with my tag line ART THAT SETS YOU APART!  Taking steps to provide an opportunity for others to stand out in a crowd is what I love to do.  Together, we can “Dare to be Different” when we wear, display or give items that are unique, hand-made.  How will you stand out from the billions living in our world?

Club Creative Studio Beads added to Art That Sets You Apart.

Having courage to step out of your comfort zone when chosing or wearing statement jewelry is a big step for many.  It is fine if larger, chunky accessories are not your style.  However, if the aim is to use jewelry as accent and focal point wearable art- then being more bold in wearing something unique and eye-catching is the way to go.  Why be ordinary?

I am not talking about wearing jewelry that is strange, gaudy or heavily adorned.  But, those are words that some may use to describe more unique adornments.  To me, daring to be different may mean wearing an occasional change of style or something that may compliment an outfit no matter if it is your particular taste or not.  While it is important to like what you wear, maybe once and a while stepping out of the box to just wear jewelry for the sake of display can be a step in a new direction.

Hand-wrapped wire shark tooth by Club Creative Studio. A unique, hand-made necklace is automatically "different" but that does not mean it has to be uncomfortable to wear.

Also, if you tend to wear the same basic jewelry with every outfit, challenge yourself to mix it up. Even if what you change to is a simple look, displaying something different from your normal look is a step forward in the right direction of having a fresh look. Those who know you well will notice the slight change even if you think it is a dramatic twist to your style.

Club Creative Studio mixed metal jewelry.

Spread your wings and explore bold mixed metals or contrasting colors in your display of jewelry art!

Consider wearing jewelry that has a theme.  Sometimes when you mix up the feel of your jewelry, your attitude changes.

Club Creative Studio Beads combine to make unique jewelry.

Look at your clothing options and decide how your jewelry choices can compliment and contrast your total look. It can be a new style to allow your jewelry to “pop”, demanding attention.  Take a plain dress or top and dress it up with a statement piece of jewelry.  If it is hand-made…you KNOW you have a unique item to be proud of  owning and wearing.

For additional unique items that are hand-made and one-of-a-kind check out the ever changing inventory in the online storefront:

http://www.clubcreativestudio.com

Bead Artist: Veronica Campos-Hallstrom
Club Creative Studio

Set Yourself Apart with Club Creative Studio Art!

Bring Bling to Bold

22 Jan

Club Creative Studio’s art is one way to add color to the “gloom of winter”. Art can be created to help you bring a dash of bling into your bold color choices of fashion and home. Right now it is considered “hot” to add rich colors and bold patterns to your fashion, and even in your home accessories.

 

Artful finds from a market-theme storefront that offers a more global awareness/influence will make you realize that it is o.k. to go bold. You may appreciate the fabrics you are seeing more often that commonly resemble the batik or ikat patterns. Items that are made from or are made to look like the ancient fabric-dying techniques are bold and beautiful. You can consider even tribal patterns to be bold.

Thinking of Persian rugs or Mexican tiles gives you an idea that patterns found in such items can become a focal point of interest. Adding a pop of color adds a spice to life.

Wearing something in jewel-tones such as fuchsia, turquoise and citrus greens and yellows is an easy way to bring your wardrobe up to date and fresh. When choosing an element of colorful bling, you may want to consider choosing colors that either blend or compliment your look. By introducing a combination of “wow-colors” you set yourself apart as being a bit bold, and certainly…beautiful!

Club Creative Studio hand-made beads.

Within the new category GLAMOUR tab on the website: Club Creative Studio I have introduced art that is bold and somewhat “over-the-top”. Here you will find jewelry art that is fun, and fabulous.  Enjoy viewing items that are being add to the growing new section. They are certainly making statements!

Rich colors that bring boldness.

Clay Penants Born From Rain and Wind

4 Sep

I take advantage of a creative spark whenever possible.  It is important to be CREATIVE EVERYDAY!

Hand-made clay pendant

I encourage you to ignite the passion for your creativity by looking around for inspirations. This blog post is about how I used my time in an unfortunate situation to be inspired to do something productive.

I recently experienced several days which I was able to combine my love with clay with other outside factors, literally.  While the weather outside was hurricane status with wind and rains, I used the time stuck indoors to put my creativity to work.  Having a business that allows you to work from home and at any hour you please can be a great benefit.

If you know the ramifications of a violent storm then you know that you are prone to the loss of electricity.  When dealing with any weather condition you may have to adjust your work to be able to safely and efficiently do your job well.  During the past hurricane named Irene, my household suffered through several days without electricity.  The usual elements are needed to be prepared for such an event like enough water, food, radio, batteries, etc. to ride out the storm.  For me, it is also important to add CLAY to the list of survival items needed to be happy and comfortable during impending weather conditions.  It gives me something to do to occupy time.

Being prepared with a supply of clay meant that I was able to keep busy, pass time, and dedicate intense focus to the clay creations.  The best part about it was that during the natural day-light hours, I was able to be quite productive.  Enjoy the creations that I have grouped into a series that I call “Mean Irene” pendants.  All of these initial designs were created during the storm days. They are sculptural clay elements using polymer clay.  With some pendants, I have used a resin-type coating to enhance the 3-D effects, and additional beads for detail.  The pendants have a silver tone polished metal base in various shapes like squares, circles, rectangles, ovals or triangles.  Each item is one-of-a-kind.   Most designs are available with a simple black cord that has a snap closure.

Enjoy wearing and sharing Club Creative Studio Art.  Read more about this product in the special feature section  (PINK NOTEBOOK SECTION) on the homepage at http://www.clubcreativestudio.com  Enjoy viewing Art That Sets You Apart!

Silent Statements Say Something

20 May

It’s Feature Friday for Club Creative Studio!

This post is about the fact that you don’t have to say a word to speak volumes.  What do I mean by that?  Consider statement jewelry!  Jewelry can be a means to “say” or express without spoken and written communications.  It can be the silent statement art that speaks.

Art design:Club Creative Studio

Art design copyright: Club Creative Studio

In the world of combining jewelry and art you can model an eye-catching piece and have it speak for itself!  The chance you get to speak may be in response to the compliments you may receive from your choice of jewelry on display.  Bold and big may add up to be beautiful if you wear something that is a highlight and not a distraction.

Don’t throw away the big, chunky-looking jewelry you have taking up jewelry box room.  Don’t hide your statement necklaces just yet because accessories are meant to be seen and heard.  You want what you wear to speak loud and clear about your fashion sense and about your confidence.  Over-sized, multi-strand,  complicated  bib necklaces,  and layered looks in piles fit into this category of what is a statement look. 

Chandelier earrings even make people look twice because of their length, flow or sparkle.  Some may say that “less is more” but, when you think of bold jewelry style more can be more.  When your jewelry is noticed that means that you are noticed as well as your specific taste!

Earring Copyright: Club Creative Studio

The popular “more can be more” feeling can be used to your advantage in fashion when you want to dress up a plain or simple outfit.  Often

Necklace copyright: Club Creative Studio

times a huge statement piece of jewelry takes center stage and attention away from a simple dress and adds the punch of style it deserves.  The background color of single textured material or something in a solid shade paired with a statement piece often gives your whole look the “pop” it needs to look even more fashionable.

Stepping outside of your own comfort zone is what it takes to gain the willingness and confidence to wear a large piece of jewelry you would maybe not normally wear.

Once you get noticed for what stands out as unique and complimentary to your over-all look, you will learn to like and appreciate what jewelry that is large can and does do for you.  Wearing larger shaped jewelry selections gives an outfit a focal point and a place to rest an eye.  It also gives the opportunity for anyone passing a glance the initial reaction to gain an attraction and complement your attire or accessories.

If you are someone who does not have many statement pieces or prefers the more simple look.  Stepping out to enjoy a change of heart might be a good idea to try so that you can learn to notice and appreciate more substantial adornment arts.

Challenge yourself  or someone you know to consider wearing a bold statement jewelry piece.  It can very easily become your next grab-and-go item to accessorize with because it can quickly make your look complete, fashionable and on purpose.  In this case, it can be a good thing to be wearing the “chunky” look…and it has nothing to do with your personal weight and eating habits!  Get chunky today!!!!!

Club Creative Studio’s online storefront can help you hunt for the right statement look.  Take time to browse the variety of treasures on:

www.clubcreativestudio.com

The inventory is ever-changing and the creations are always one-of-a-kind and custom requests are welcomed.

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