August 11, 2010

Jewelry Components Inspired by Nature

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Peacock feathers swaying in the summer breeze

So many of Nina Designs’ jewelry components are inspired by nature. In fact, our Botanical Collection is completely derived from nature. When I first saw our new sterling silver Peacock Feather Pendant, I knew right away that I wanted to make some earrings. They’re so beautiful on their own, but I wanted to add something special and unique. I decided to match it up with a real peacock feather to compliment the translation from nature to design. With some gemstones and sterling vermeil dangles, I’m ready for a night out on the town!

Where do you find your inspiration for jewelry design?

  • http://www.chosen.artfire.com Barb

    love these! what sort of finding did you use to attach your feathers? i’ve experimented with different findings in the past, and none seem to be ‘just right’.

  • http://www.ninadesigns.com/staff/01Nina.html nina

    Stephanie used a head pin. She put the ball of the pin just below where the last strands met the stem and then, holding it in place with a pliers, twisted the silver wire tightly around the stem. Hope that helps!