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.
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.
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.
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!