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A Design a Day – Day 220 (Another Look at Good Uses for Rubber in Jewelry)

Silver and Black Rubber Earring Design by Joana Miranda

Colored Pencil and Gouache Design for Argentium Sterling Silver and Black Rubber Earring by Joana Miranda

I am having a lot of fun these days at the bench where I’m working on a line of jewelry incorporating tarnish-resistant Argentium Sterling Silver with pearls and/or black rubber.  Keeping to these materials may seem like it would be limiting, but I’m finding that the structure is giving me a lot of design inspiration.   Perhaps my long years of playing in an orchestra and having a closet full of the requisite performance black has left an indelible mark…in any case, look for this very wearable, very affordable collection to be making its appearance soon!

And, while you are waiting, check out the work of these two jewelers who make interesting use of a limited palette of materials.  Boo Poulin works with stainless steel cable, silver and pearls, and Vincenzo Taormina makes use primarily of stainless steel, gemstones, pearls and rubber.

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