I picked up these recycled African glass beads at the festival I mentioned in yesterday's post. Such gorgeous colors-- I love how they resemble sea glass :-)
This is a necklace I made with them,using brown leather.
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011
It reached 101° here today; it was even too hot to actually leave the house to go to the beach.
(Still no swimming for me,per doctor's orders,while my incisions heal--phooey!)
It was a good day to stay in and work on some pieces,like this starfish necklace for a friend. We had travelled to a festival that had thid awesome bead vendor. My friend had picked out the pewter starfish and blue dyed agates with hopes the vendor would put them on a cord for her. The vendor only works with certain beads at her table so she declined,and asked my friend if she knew anyone who could do it for her. So,guess who got volunteered...
I realized once I tried threading them why the bead vendor had declined. Super tiny holes. Thank goodness for my Dremel;-)
I kept it simple,knotting the starfish and beads on periwinkle blue hemp cord. Having most of the strand of agate left over,I tried my hand at a matching wrap bracelet using sand and periwinkle colored hemp. Here are the results :-)
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Thanks to all who entered! The winner is...ECLAIRRE!
I sent an e-mail to you just a short while ago. As soon as I have your snail mail address the ring shall be in the mail. I hope you like it!
Thanks again to everyone, and stay tuned...more giveaways to come!
Sunday, July 17, 2011
I love a good experiment. That's how my Etsy shop got it's start...as an experiment. I have dabbled in many different types of jewelry making, focusing on rings ( because I just love them ) and pendants ( because I love the idea of wearable pictures and art).
Bracelets I haven't focused on too much until recently. I stumbled on a few really great online tutorials for beaded leather wrap bracelets,and a new obsession has been born.
The one pictured is my first attempt. Brown leather with kyanite beads. There are a couple of boo-boos,but all in all I am pretty pleased. It's a great way to use up some of my bead supply that has been sitting idle. More to follow!
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
A quick contest to alleviate my boredom while I am home recuperating. I am giving away one Fantastic Fuschia ring to one lucky winner. The ring is adjustable and features a cute hand felted cabochon made by yours truly:-)
All you to do to enter is comment on my blog and leave an email address where I can reach you at. Contest will run until Tuesday,7/19.
Help alleviate my bordom and enter today!
Monday, July 11, 2011
During my lengthy recuperation currently taking place at home,I am trying to occupy my time with some of the many jewelry projects I have been wanting to do,but just couldn't find the time for. Right now I am eager to tear into the piles of old comic books (non- valuable,of course!) and magazines I have lying around here. Just looking for a little feedback...what characters would you be interested in seeing upcycled into awesome fangirl( and fanboy) jewelry pieces??? Please feel free to drop a comment or three;-)