My first Thing-a-Day submission; a day late, but hey here it is: Chloe is eight and likes turtles and the color green. This is for her birthday. I used peridot beads, and Swarovski crystals.
Two years ago, I made my mother a beaded watch. In September, she returned the beads and watch to me because one of the strings broke. Since my parents are visiting me this week, I thought I’d better start working on an improved version of the watchband. I found a … Continue reading
I think Summer is my official jewelry season. Here is a quick project I just finished based on a design by Carol McKinney. Isn’t it interesting how the character of the jewelry changes depending on what colors and stones you use? Do you have a favorite?
I have two drawers of assorted junk jewelry which include bits and pieces I found at my grandmother’s, things friends gave me, and precious items from my teenage purchases. Here is the first piece I’ve pulled together from: an eyeglass holder, a broken bracelet, a broken necklace, and a single … Continue reading
A travel craft should be a small project you can easily stash away in your pocket or your bag. You should be able to work on it pretty much anywhere with few or no tools. Everything you need to make this ring can be tied into a handkerchief and squished … Continue reading
I’m a latecomer to Bones, the TV show, but I love the jewelry the character Temperance Brennan wears. If you are unfamiliar with her style, check out the screen captures collected by bonesnecklaces. Since my birthday is coming up, I thought I’d go window shopping at Etsy to find some … Continue reading
It seems like I’m making red jewelry for someone’s birthday every year around this time. Maybe it’s because the birthstone for January is garnet and a drab winter day just calls out for some bright color. For this necklace, I used Lilli Brennan’s design as described in Making Bead and … Continue reading