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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Second Week of Work Down- Time for Some Fun!

So I guess i'm getting into the work groove again.  Still tired and needing a nap at work sometimes.  But of course that's not happening.

Me and hubby finally had enough energy to go out and have some fun this weekend.  We went to one of our fav restaurant's for some sushi and sake.  It's called Pirahanna ( spelling probably wrong) but it was fabulous as usual.  Here's a pic of C getting his eat on:

We were so excited to finally get up the energy to do something fun, that we ordered sushi and some cooked delights too.  I had to roll myself outta there. Woo hoo!!!!

And then I made some jewelry.  It was so good to just take the time to do what I love to do and these are the results:

I actually made this magnesite necklace last weekend but could not get any good pics of it because it was a cloudy, rainy mess of a day.  I got the cross at the last bead show I went to in Oklahoma City.
And the brass book I got from a lady on Etsy who sells some of the most interesting jewelry making stuff.  The brass piece is actually a tiny little book but I cut the two pieces in half and used them as separate pieces.  I love the wording on the front cover and the picture on the back cover.  I plan to use one of them as a full one piece eventually in something else.

 I love how this necklace came together and plan on wearing it tomorrow with an all black outfit.

Then I made this necklace.  I was in a pink mood today and I bought this pink rhinestone piece from a lady on a Facebook group I joined. I think it's so pretty with a bow "tying" it off.  It was actually a brooch that I cut the pin back off of and used as a focal (thank you Deryn Mentock).  There were no missing rhinestones in this piece.  It's pretty old so that's unusual.

I had some faceted agate beads and some rhodonite beads all in beautiful hues of pink.  Wired them altogether and it's all a perfect match.  I used some sterling filled wire to make a clasp and used some crystal stones to make a long drapey back for the necklace along with one of the gemstone beads.

Love how it turned out.

 Those beads go together well with the pink and black together.

This one is asymmetrical which I love but can't always make it work.

So that was my weekend in a nutshell and it was fab for a change.  I hope everyone had a great weekend!  See you later!

Saturday, June 7, 2014

First Week of Work Done!

So i'm tired and haven't been wanting to get in my little temporary studio to make anything.  I like my new job so far but after 6 months of laying around and doing whatever I wanted it was a bit difficult to make that adjustment into a working person again.

But I have to say i'm glad that I got the first week in and now i'm back on the working track (kind of).

I did manage to make a few items friday night and saturday.  So here they are (it's not much):

Love these earrings.  They are made with these beautiful crystal faceted ball beads, some 70's vintage chain links and aquamarine beads that i've had forever.  These earrings are about 2 inches long from the top of the ear wires.  The photos don't do the crystal beads justice because they are a beautiful color.  I'm putting these in my Etsy shop tonight.  Take a look if you're interested.

I'm still on my rosary necklace kick and used this old cross and a really old Virgin Mary medal.  The rest are red crystals wired together with gold (color) wire.  I also used the old clasp that was on the rosary I picked up at an antique store.  The patina on the cross and medal is wonderful and I left them just as they were when I found them.

                           I made a dangle for the back with clear crystal and one red crystal.

I found the marcasite pendant below at another antique store and fell instantly in love with it.  I used some black crystal beads and silver-plated chain to put it together.  The 3 way connector is new but I thought it made a great way to make this necklace asymetrical.  I have had the chain for a very long time and I have a lot of it.  I figured out how to cut it and still use it.

I used a rhinestone clasp for the closure and added  a long dangle in the back with black and clear crystals.  I think it turned out fabulously!

So that's it for me.  Hopefully once I get more into the work groove i'll be able to set some time in the evenings to follow my passion of making jewelry.  Please let me know what you think of my designs.  I so appreciate feed back!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

So Much For The Sweet Life!!

Well, it's official.  I've started a full-time job again.  No more leisurely surfing the net.  No more wasting my afternoons in antique malls and garage sales.  No more leisurely lunches with my sister.

Although I knew this day was coming and was kind of looking forward to it, I'm back to wishing I had more time to make jewelry.

I'm gonna have to do my antique searching on the week ends--with everybody else!! ugh!!!

Even though I wasted time while I was off I truly enjoyed the life of a lady of leisure.  So with all that said I'm still gonna be blogging as often as I can and showing folks what new creations i've come up with and what new vintage (or not) finds i've gotten.  Just not as often.

And by the way if you are looking for the 8th Bead Soup Party you can find it

 I'm still slowly making my way through the hop to see all of the creative pieces the other participants have made.  There are some really creative and talented peeps in this large group!

I don't have any pictures this evening but will have some soon.  I just have to make time to photograph in the evening.  Thank goodness it's summer and the daylight lasts longer.

So until next time please check out the hop and wish me luck on my new job.  I think i'm gonna really like it!!