Saturday, February 5, 2011

Ready for Spring !!!

With this cold, rainy weekend, I felt inspired to create something more spring-like. I pulled out my Pantone Color Forecast Guide for Spring/Summer 2011 and started plundering. I came across a necklace I made a couple of years ago that had the right colors for this spring. I really liked the necklace when I first made it, but it was always getting tangled so I decided it needed to be cut apart and re-designed.

The beads are strung and knotted on lilac-colored C-Lon thread. The beads on the necklace are spaced apart to make the necklace light-weight. It has four strands, each at a different length.

The bracelet is strung with the beads right next to each other, except for a knot in between each bead to make it extremely flexible. I put a really big silver-tone toggle on it to keep the chunky look. It's about 15-1/2" long to go around the wrist twice.

The earrings are also very light-weight, even though they are pretty long.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Danish Cluster Copper Earrings

Earrings I recently made using a technique called "Danish Clusters". Copper, gold and turquoise beads on copper wire with copper kidney earwires. They are very light-weight and delicate.

These are going to get listed on etsy TONIGHT !

Where did the last year go ????

Wow, I had absolutely no idea it had been so long since I blogged. Just after my last post, our daughter got engaged, so I apparently spent the next year planning a wedding.

It was a beautiful wedding!

Just about the time the wedding ended, my church choir began rehearsing for our annual "Living Christmas Tree" performance (which meant rehearsals from August to the first of December).

So I've been very negligent in blogging, creating jewelry, and everything else under the sun. The Christmas performance is now two months behind me, Christmas holidays are over, and now I can hopefully start being creative again. (I do have to manage to find time to do my taxes soon, however - UGH!)