I'm cruising through Pinterest looking for sea shell inspired jewelry. I feel about Pinterest the way I feel about a meal someone else has cooked -- I'm never disappointed. Fun ideas include the earrings with a cascade of shells, pearls and crystals at right, to the Sharpie decorated shells below.
Then I come across something totally new to me: using fabric and smocking to create beautiful images and create jewelry. The following come from a blog and website called Tinctery by Eva Birmingham. I knew I was hooked when I read her explanation of the term Tinctery:
Tinctory is a word that may not exist but if it did it would mean a place where things are dyed. Tinctor means 'dyer' in Latin.
Click on any of the highlighted links or images to go to her site. As you peruse the images remember that these are all fabric. Enjoy.