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Friday, August 30, 2013

Some New Stuff

Spent a long work week making some new necklaces.  So here they are:

I love the lilac beads but didn't have anything that I like to put with them.  Decided they could stand on their own with some simple components.  Loving washers right now so used some copper washers as a bail-like element for the pendant.  The pendant was made by me from clay, dried and embellished with a religious relic.  The pendant is painted with acrylic paint and is a vivid purple.  And on one side of the washers is a raw amethyst bead.   In between the lilac beads I put 2 little peanut beads that are blue and purple.   Cute and different.

This red and blue necklace is a fun casual necklace.  Following my theme of copper washers I used several of them again to hang a pendant from.  I've had that red heart for a long time.

I will be putting in my etsy shop tomorrow if you are interested.  Until next time

Sunday, August 18, 2013

A Few New Pieces

So i'm talking to a friend who also makes jewelry last week.  And it dawned on me (no pun intended) that i miss making jewelry.  My new job has kept my mind in flux and the last thing I wanted was to sit down and try and be creative.

So with my new found lease on wanting to create I made a few pieces over the weekend.  I don't know how i'll do during the week but at least it's a start.  I still have not shopped for a camera yet so these pics were taken with my iphone.  Not too bad.

I love the necklace below.  It's a brilliant blue and powder blue with gold toned wire.  I found an old piece of gold religious jewelry at a thrift store and used one of the gold dangles to attach to the necklace along with a semi-precious briolette.  The handmade clasp is antique brass.

These little cuties below are painted with Vintage paint in Victorian Gold.  The flowers are Vintaj and started off brass before the gold paint.  I then sealed the earrings with Vintaj paint and metal sealer.  I like how they turned out.  The beads at the top are simulated pearls and the ear wires are antique brass. They are about 2 and 1/4 inches long.


 So with the necklace below I was going for something colorful and different.  One of my jewelry making friends inspired me to go back to the copper washers i've had for eons.  I used them as a holder for the cute little heart with blue, violet flowers.  It hits right at the collar bone.  I'm getting much better with getting necklaces the length I want them instead of whatever they turn out to be.

The little necklace below, I made a while ago.  I had the pendant for a long time and never felt inspired to use it for anything.  I saw the simulated bone beads at Michaels one day and decided to pair the two. This necklace is about 17 inches so the pendant falls a bit above collarbone.  I added some antique brass bead caps between some of the beads.  I think it's a cute little casual necklace.

I love blue and the earrings below are a striking blue.  I added a lot of embellishments just to fancy them up.  The ear wires are sterling silver  everything else is silver toned metal.  I thought they would be heavy but I wore them yesterday they were quite comfy.

So that's all so far.  Hope you enjoyed looking at my little foray back into jewelry making.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

So I'm Finally Back!

I have had a rough few months.  Kitchen remodel, new job, hand surgery, husband's surgery.  So much at one time!  But it's life.  Jewelry making went by the wayside for quite awhile.  But I have the itch again.  Have made a few bracelets but now of course my camera just died so I can't show any pics.  Life can really be something.

Don't get me wrong-there are many, many others in this world with way more troubles.  So i'm not feeling sorry for myself at at all.  I am thankful for what I do have and that myself and hubs are healthy.  That's pretty much all you can ask for in this life.  And not forget love.  The all powerful love  I have that in spades.

So as soon as I get another camera i'll be back in business again.