They say, admission is the first step.
I admit, I am a KNOBAHOLIC!
Lately, any creative idea that pops into my head has something to do with knobs and/or pulls. I cannot help myself!
I have had these symptoms before regarding other creative stuff and I know from experience that I just have to ride it out.
School is going to start in a few days and that will put a damper on my knobbing, so I enjoy it while it lasts.
Here are some pictures of the latest cabinet knobs and pulls I made.
Another idea that is growing in my mind is the third part of my Tips and Tricks for Product Photography.
It is very likely going to be about non-misleading photo editing. So, I am already gathering material but the idea will still have to marinate a little longer.
If you follow my blog, you know that I have been working on developing a line of handmade fused glass cabinet knobs and pulls.
Previously, I have been making fused glass jewelry and my website, Etsy and Artfire store are dedicated to jewelry. So, I thought it would make more sense to separate the two categories and make a new website and Etsy store for only the knobs and pulls.
I found this awesome site that enables you to make a flash-based website for free. They have so many great looking templates that are easy to modify to your requirements and you don’t need to know anything about any code or how to make a website at all.
It came out great! Click on the picture below and check it out!
What? Knobs and pulls? Again?
Yes, I am still working on cabinet hardware.
My goal is mainly to develop a standing line of one design.
And I have found my layout, which is a relatively simple off-centered stripe pattern. For each knob I made two different types of pulls since the knob can be installed with the stripes running horizontally or vertically and I wanted to make sure to provide matching pulls for each installation.
Since I have been making jewelry for the past few years, I tend to think in terms of bold, bright, and vibrant colors. So the first few color combinations I created are exactly that.
Obviously, I had no choice but to make a set in my favorite green and purple color combination.
And I think they look really neat, cheerful, and contemporarily. They are going to fit nicely into your modern kitchen, for example.
But not everybody wants to have something that is “in your face” attached to their furniture.
I had to start thinking of some colors that are more subtle and I have to say, that is not so much my cup of tea.
But I did manage to come up with a color combo that fits the subtle category a bit better than most of my other ones.
So what do you think?
All you Interior Decorators out there, I would love to get some input on color choices for home decor. I could use some help with that. =)
Some time ago I started experimenting to come up with fused glass cabinet knobs and pulls. (You can read the post about it HERE.)
Above you can see my first finished line of knobs. I am still working on making elongated pulls that match them. And I already have some ideas for more styles.
The bases come in satin nickel and dark oil rubbed bronze which looks great with the warm colors like yellow and brown.
I will post some more photos once I get them.