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If your goal is to add color and warmth, materials such as wood, rubber, plastic, horn, porcelain, lava, Bakelite, or beach glass can be used alone or with other materials to add hue and tone.
Some jewelry designers like to manipulate materials, adding to the creative process. Natural materials like bone and teeth can be dyed, carved, polished, and colored, while materials like lava, porcelain, Bakelite, and plastic can be formed into a myriad of shapes and colored just about any hue.
If the artist is going for a "natural" look, unconventional materials like iron and seashells can be used together or with other more conventional materials to get the desired effect. Some jewelers like to design jewelry using only "found" objects like shells, bone, rocks, wood, and glass.
Jewelers looking to create original art need to look no further than unconventional materials. When you use unconventional materials, your design is limited only by your imagination.
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Nonconventional Jewelry Materials