Thursday, November 19, 2009

A Little More Jewelry

It seems that I’ve got the jewelry bug.  I’m smitten with making handmade jewelry and trinkets.  Over the past week or so I have whipped up a few more necklaces and a bracelet and some charms (which I’m still working on tweaking a little).

Here are some photos of what I’ve been making.

Red & Gold – a gift for my grandmother (who doesn’t have a computer, so it’s safe to post) for Christmas.  I used FOUR strands of beads to braid together for this set.  Grandma likes chunkier necklaces and the four strands really made a huge difference.  I also wrapped the ends a little differently, using crimp beads to finish the ends off. I think it looks more professional.

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Smokey – for my mom (who doesn’t ever read my blog cuz she’s too lazy and I email her things anyway… <--- her words) for Christmas.  I also need to make a matching bracelet and some earrings but I ran out of silver wire.

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Pearly Pearls on Silver:  For yours truly because I looooove the pearls and silver wire.  I love how the silver wire has a brassy hue to it and coordinates nicely with the pearls.  I wore this to the symphony last Saturday night (Bravo Broadway) and to the Charity Ball we attended on Friday night. 

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The pearls are my favorite of the bunch, but I also think I might make a red set for me.  I have a TON of red beads left. 

I purchased all of the supplies for these projects at various stores, Michaels, Roberts, and WalMart (red beads).  Handmade jewelry can be super cheap to make when you use coupons from each store.  I love it!

Well, I’m off to pack.  We’re headed to see my parents for Thanksgiving.  I hope to have some fun photos to blog when I get back.

~ Inky Smiles!

PS… don’t forget to link back on the Leftovers post for your chance to win something fun!

8 comments:

Jeanne said...

You know I love these...you have a great talent for utilizing beads wonderfully. Mine would look like a bead stuck weirdly on wire, I'm sure. It sure is good to see you creating again!

Kathi Carlson said...

Beautiful, Erin! I love them, too. While all are gorgeous, the pearl necklace really turned my head.

Have a great trip and wonderful Thanksgiving, friend!

Sparkle said...

What lovely necklaces! So beautiful!

stampkjs said...

Hi Erin, This is Kelly #6558 again. I said I was coming here to see the rest of your necklaces.... I just can't believe how awesome your jewelery is! You have my taste! So many times when I see handmade jewelery it just isn't my style. Your stuff is amazing and you have a gift for putting the right size stones/beads together just right! Oh, I wish I lived by you to beg you to make something for me! You should be proud of yourself.

Sarah said...

WOOOOWEEE I love these...my fav is the pearls..gorgeous. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Sharli said...

Erin, I'd be obsessed with jewelry, too, if I could make anything like the items you've posted - these are absolutely stunning! Wozers!

Syme Family News said...

Super pretty Erin!! I am so jealous!

Stacey said...

I LOVE them ALL but ESPECIALLY the pearl one!!!!
You're AWESOME!!!!