Monday, May 21, 2007

week 21 - fun rings!

At bead club last week one of our members shared a stash of fun rings she had gotten, anodized aluminum. The only colored rings I had ever used were niobium, which I loved, but the size limitations put me off. These she had in a bunch of sizes, and the colors!!! Fun stuff! And they are so light! I grabbed some paua shell that seemed to be the matching color and did a simple chain, adding some balls to some of the chain for interest (this is actually quite a bit longer, I have it pulled up on the bust). The pendant is a lovely polymer clay one made by another friend. I definitely will be getting more of these things, I think they would be fun with lampworks!

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Week 20 - Friendship bracelet

To go with the earrings for week 19, I did the coordinating friendship bracelet. I really like the look and feel of this bracelet on, I will definitely make more. More casual stones would make it a more casual bracelet, this one with the satin finished silver and black swarovskis is very dressy!

Week 19 - Dressy earrings

Well it finally happened, I'm late! I wouldn't let myself do anything last week until I finished my inventorying, and it took until this week, so week 19 is late. This is a pair of earrings a member of my bead club showed us how to do; its a small 'piece' of the classic 'friendship' bracelet. She used size 5 silver beads with swarovskis; I didn't have the size 5s, but I had thiese satin finished beads that are so dressy; I added black swarovski pearls, and they came out very dressy! After I had the picture loaded i realized the left one is backwards (oh well, so you see how I finished the bottom :)).

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Week 18 - Open House

Last night was the open house in my home, so there was no making any new jewelry this week, and I will be spending the next two days breaking everything back down. For this week's submission I took a few pictures of my set up instead :) In the last picture you can see white boxes standing up and laying down, those are Laura's beautiful lampworks and dichroics!