Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Feel like Makin' Jewelry

I've been experimenting with making my own jewelry for about a year now, and I finally decided to upload a few of my favorites.

My 'Dreaming of Spring' necklace: last winter I got to longing for the colors of spring, and made this with a wire crochet technique that I saw in a magazine. It looks a little jumbled in the picture, but I love the way it looks on, and it's probably my favorite piece that I've made.

Macrame Spirals: One of my favorite chokers broke and I salvaged the focal bead to use as a pendant. Combined two of my favorite hobbies, macrame and beading.

Simple and elegant, a glass foil pendant on black leather. I'll have to get Crystal or Evie to model this one for me so I can show you how I wear it.

This is the very first set that I made, and I wear it all the time. I've learned quite a few techniques since I made this, and the workmanship is shoddy compared to some of my newer pieces, but I still love it. Adam helped me with the wire work on the earrings, because I hadn't figured out how to work with wire yet.

If you're interested in making jewelry let me know! I have tons of helpful sites that I can send you with tips, techniques and tons of free tutorials. (Wow, listen to that alliteration!) There's also a great website called beads and pieces where you can buy some super cheap stuff, and pay zero shipping. How great is that?

Edited to add:
Oh yeah. All of you who wanted to help out with those art journals, I'll be starting them next week. As soon as I finish a couple pages I'll send it off to the next person. I'm pretty excited.

1 comment:

Ashlie Dalton said...

Love your jewelry! It sounds fun but I've never done it, so, don't know how good I'd be...
Also, keep me updated with instructions of what you want me to do on that project thing. I'm excited!