Today I am really excited to share with you designs that I created with Nina Designs components. As part of their Blog Partner Design Program, I was sent a generous stash of components.
I eagerly awaited the package from Nina Designs, not knowing what I would receive. I was really pleased when the envelope came in the mail. My package was full of natural bronze components as well as a couple of fiber bundles in leather and silk. Nina Designs is a fair trade company that has been around since 1983, and do they ever have an incredible reputation. I’ve been familiar with Nina components for quite some time and always admired the fine quality craftsmanship I see consistently. I think it is just incredible that all of their designs start with a sketch and are then fabricated by hand in both Indonesia and Thailand. You can learn more about their fair trade program here.
Here are the beautiful components that I received in the Blogging Partner Program!
I couldn’t resist using the Nina Designs Natural Bronze Tear Drop Link in an earring design. Creating these dangly earrings was super easy as I simply attached them to the bronze hook earwires that I received in my package. I added drops made with Sand Opal Swarovski crystals. When you click on the link to view these tear drop links, you’ll see additional design options on the website sidebar. I love all of the inspiration available on the Nina Designs website – from how-to videos to design ideas.
The leather cord in sage was the perfect choice for creating a wrap bracelet. I braided the 2 mm – wide cording in a length long enough to wrap around the wrist three times. I added a few dangles to the bracelet, including the Lotus Petal charm, the stylized Bronze Leaf charm, and my own bronze bunny charm made by LeAnn Weih of Summers Studio. A tumble-polished brass hook clasp gives the piece just the right hand-made touch.
I pulled together several of the Nina Designs components for my elegant but simple grand finale piece. Here you see how I used the dainty leaf-patterned toggle clasp – an easy way to finish off a jewelry design!
I created a charm holder with coiled brass wire and then added a bunch of Nina Design components. You’ll see I added a tiny Lotus Petal charm, a Natural Bronze Coral Branch charm, and the Infinity Link. I dangled a little coral rondelle to tie in with the branch charm.
What fun! I’m grateful for this chance to design using such intricate and beautiful components, from a company that I respect. Please visit their site and see all the many ways you can add Nina Designs components to your handmade jewelry too. Thank you, Nina Designs!