Monday, February 25, 2013

Week 8 - Year of Jewelry - Multiples

This week, I started with a single necklace that turned out less than desirable (To me). 

"One is the loneliest number that you'll ever do." (Harry Nilsson)







Sunday, February 24, 2013

Year of Jewelry - Week 7 - Theme - Off the Cuff

The obvious choice for this week would be to create something for a wrist, like a bangle or cuff links  but "off the cuff" can also be something spontaneous, made without forethought or preparation. 

I made something off-the-cuff, spontaneously, without forethought or preparation. I pulled random colored beads and made a man's necklace - by request.  Here it is!




Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A Year of Jewelry - Week 6 - "Embrace"

Week 6 is themed "Embrace. I created a 3-piece set for this theme.


Here's what I made:

Necklace/choker

Earrings

Bracelet

Sunday, February 17, 2013

My Bead Soup Arrived!

I received my bead soup from Loretta Carstensen, my Bead Soup Blog Hop partner, on Friday, 2/8/13. She received her Bead Soup on Saturday, 2/16/13. (You can check out her blog at Designs by Loretta)

I was so excited when I opened my package and saw this gorgeous box!!



Loretta sent me a pretty card as well.
 
 
Inside the card was a cute note regarding the ingredients of my soup:
 
 
 
Here is my bead soup:


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Here's what I sent Loretta: (lampwork beads and focal made by me. Toggle Clasp by Shelley Graham Turner of Tori Sophia handmade jewelry, Green beads by Ion Beads)
 






Wednesday, February 13, 2013

A Year of Jewelry - Weeks 4 and 5

Week 4 theme was Not from the mall. I made a bracelet with hemp thread and Flourite and Amethyst chips.

Here it is:


It is slightly heavy, so I don't wear it often. But it is stunning when worn!



Week 5 theme was De'Ja Vu - rework a previous piece of jewelry. I have a necklace I have disliked for some time, but never found any motivation to re-work it. Here is a pic of before and after:



This re-worked necklace turned out beautifully! I get so many compliments when I wear it. 

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