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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Flex Shaft is a Wonder For me

I am so loving that I finally bought this flex shaft.  I'm sure peeps are tired of hearing about it but now I don't know what I would do without it.

I'm running around putting holes in everything just to drill.

So I made another necklace and some more earrings.  I never would have thought I'd be making earrings frequently because as I said previously I'm just not good at designing them.  But of course now that I have bought into the found object mantra I'm hooked!

So here's the necklace I made today.  I made it using this piece of something that I found the other day in an antique place as the focal.  It's a glass heart with some type of silver metal around it.  It's perfect to use as a focal cause it's pretty and unique.  The back of the heart focal has a crack in it which at first I thought  was a bad thing.  But now that I have used it, it just adds to the charm and interest of the heart because it makes you look twice to investigate what it is.

You can clearly see the crack in this picture :

Doesn't it look like it might be some type of inscription or something?  But it's not.
I used some s/p silver wire to wire the whole thing together and black and clear crystal beads.

The back is finished with smaller crystals and a religious medal.  As you can see I put a hole in the bottom of the medal then decided not to add anything to it.  I might still add something.  I don't know.
I made the back dangle pretty long so I might leave it along. I am obsessed with making the back as pretty as the front these days.  That clasp is from an etsy seller that I have found who sells them at a good price.  I don't think they are vintage by they certainly look like they are.

These are the earrings which I made using some vintage enameled flower findings with a rhinestone in the middle.  These findings are so pretty in person.  I attached them using steel wire, some frosted grey beads and steel earwires.  These suckers are pretty long at 3 inches but my niece is eyeing them and has hinted what a great Mother's Day gift they would make.

Here's a close up of the findings.  I just love them.

Can you all tell that I am trying my best to improve my pictures by using props?  How am I doing? 

 I don't have many props yet but I'm working on it.  I have been scanning the other blogs that I follow and admire to figure out what they use and how they use them.  I'm still using my iphone for pics as I haven't decided what type of camera to buy.  Any suggestions?  

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous necklace and earrings, glad you are having so much fun with your new tool. As far as the camera goes I think the IPad does a really great job, it's what I have been using lately too.