Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Jewelry Galore

Boho Necklace

Same Necklace with Bracelet and Earrings

Wrap Bracelets and Earrings

Pearl Necklace/Earrings Duo and Fun Bracelets

Yes, I've been busy lately in between going to the chiropractor due to too much sitting in one spot.  She suggested I only sit for 30 min. at a time, timing it with a timer.  I'm to sit a certain way so as not to irritate my back.  When your foot and back start to tingle, you know it's time and... yes, I'm addicted to making jewelry.  What we go through for our addictions!  Honestly!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Pretty in Pink

Every time I make one of these necklaces, I forget the details.  This time I took a picture on a bead board to help remind me of measurements.  Yes, I'm a slow learner.  This one turned out so beautifully so I made a matching bracelet and earrings.  Hopefully they will sell at the "tea" my friend is having next week to help me sell them.  I have left over feather dangles, domino necklaces, baby flowered headbands, rolled flower headbands, bird earrings and a flower bib necklace to sell from the shops that have transitioned out of my life.  Now, the pricing--so difficult for me to price fairly yet high enough so I can actually make a profit.  

Friday, March 23, 2012

Wear Four Ways

 This is an adaptable crocheted (knotted, as some catalogs insinuate) beaded necklace/bracelet.  I've used three different color combinations and mixed glass bead styles.  It's very versatile and I will have trouble letting it go but if someone wants it, who am I to argue?  Hopefully it will sell at the tea.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Many Bracelets

Made for friend

To sell

To sell

To sell

To sell

For me

The top bracelet was remade this week.  My teacher friend had me make a bracelet to incorporate the "lovely" charm her little son had gifted her at Christmas.  She wouldn't wear the pendant but is liking wearing this bracelet.  She got it caught and the whole thing went flying--thus, the remake.  A couple of beads had escaped due to the mishap but I replaced them from my stash.

The next four bracelets will be put up for sale by a friend of mine who is having a tea for some of our church friends.  Our church does not look highly on members "selling their wares" in the building.  I guess they are afraid of being whipped by Christ.
So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple courts, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables.
John 2:15

I certainly respect that and do not want to do anything to disrespect the Lord and his church--thus the tea idea.

The last one I made just for fun.  I had the idea to use all flat pieces and used all I had in this memory wired bracelet.  It wasn't enough to wrap twice, which I regret, but it's still interesting.  I'm  not really sure I like it--maybe a little too bohemian.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Corner Bookmarks

I found these on Pinterest and made a few for a couple of my friends, a Mother/daughter dynamic duo, who share back-to-back birthdays.  
Just fold over the bottom corner of an envelope until the sides meet, draw a semicircle from the edge to the fold, cut out, trace heart on a plain piece of paper and trim 1/8" smaller, trace that template on pattered paper, cut it out and glue it to the corner heart.  I trimmed my patterned paper afterward with glitter glue to make it sparkle.  One must have sparkle.  There you have it--so easy.

Finished Commission

My friend loves this and hopes her granddaughter doesn't so she can keep it. 

On to other things, mainly cleaning the yard and wonderful stuff like that today. 

 I sorted my beads and findings yesterday--2 1/2 hours worth, and I'm still not done.  My husband doesn't really appreciate all the "hard work" that I did because he's a He-man and probably feels that I wasted my time.  It will definitely save time in the long run for me because then I won't have to spend it searching.  We'll see.  It really needed to be done and I was grateful to have had a free day to do it.


OK, so it's been Spring-like for a month but now it's official.  Hope you have a great Spring day.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Filling Commissions

She wanted red.  We went together to choose the beads and chain and here's how they turned out.
Her granddaughter can't wear earrings because metal, even gold,  irritates her ears.  I used silicone glue to coat the metal.  Maybe it will work.  I'm starting on the second set.  Photos to come.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Another Wonderful Weed

Born with the knack

My husband, daughter and granddaughter all have it--finding four-leaf clovers.
What about a six-leaf one?
My granddaughter found this one yesterday.
I look down and see clovers and they all look the same.  They can see the different ones.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Wonderful Weeds

Maybe they mean trouble to you but to me and my grandchildren, they are beautiful.  Hannah picked the tiny purple ones and Seth picked almost every dandelion in the yard that day.  The purples went into a glass that sat proudly on the kitchen table for Mommy.  Seth wound up giving me all the little yellow dandies that he had stuck in his pocket that lovely, sunny Spring day saying, "Here, Grandma, you keep these and take them home with you.  When you look at them, you can think of me."  Oh, little Seth, how I treasure these little weeds that have now blossomed into fluff and I do think of you and your pretty sister and that flower-picking day in early Spring.  Yes, I think of you often.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Grandchild 14 Has Arrived

I'm home after my attempt at helping my daughter adjust to having baby number 3.  He's a little sweetie and seems to be working into a semi-normal sleep/eat pattern, especially for only one week old.  His big brother and sister like him, too, and are also adjusting to the the new family member.  I feel so blessed with my family and also blessed with health to be able to spend time with them.  I miss them already.  Now back to my "normal."  Wish I were there, though.