New Jewelry

October 4, 2009 at 10:13 pm (Art, crafts) (, , , )

This is super picture heavy, so be warned.

IMG_7499The gold-stone put to use. I wasn’t quite sure what to do with it, so I just went with simple gold-colored spacers and nothing else. It worked.

IMG_7500Butterfly charms (silver) with glass beads.

IMG_7515Matching necklace – glass seed beads, silver-plated spacers, silver butterflies, silver charm bead dangly things and purple cat’s eye.

IMG_7502I’ve been playing around with wire and crimps. That was one of my forays into it. Glass beads, silver spacers, silver crimps and onyx.

IMG_7501I found genius spacers. I think, more than anything, that I love working with chains and jump rings and such. It’s the most fun. Silver-plated chain, silver-plated connector, swallow/sparrow charms.

IMG_7513Silver-plated connector, silver-plated chain, bird charm.

IMG_7511This one’s going to my mother. I couldn’t pass it up. Silver-plated chain, charm, magnetic clasp.

IMG_7518I’m keeping this one. It’s a key-shaped connector, and the charm says “Wisdom.” I figure it’s a good motto to live by.

IMG_7514Dangly necklace for my kid sister. Silver-plated chain, silver charms.

IMG_7522Another one for Miriam. I call this one “Things with Wings.” Silver charms, silver-plated chain.

IMG_7519Leaf-shaped earrings.

I was busy today. THE END.

Permalink 3 Comments

VICTORY IS MINE!

September 14, 2009 at 11:31 pm (Art, Fun) (, , , , , )

I have conquered the crimp tool. I can now employ crimps, the tool itself and wire in order to make more jewelry.

I have no life.

Permalink 1 Comment

Week Two

September 10, 2009 at 2:02 pm (Art) (, , , , )

Life has been going well. I’m getting used to early mornings because it saves me money. I am more social and, as it turns out, have a much better ear than I thought I did. (Ear Training, Sight Singing class, that is.) I have a project on Karita Mattila, a Finnish soprano, to do. But for the sake of catharsis, I sat down in companionable silence with my landlady and we both made jewelry. PICTURES! I apologize for the awful quality. The lighting outside would have been even worse, though.

IMG_7485 I originally made this in England before I came back to the States for school. The magnet clasp, however, turned out to be fairly weak. It’s not necessarily a hefty necklace, but it certainly isn’t light, either, constructed of winter jasper and mother of pearl and God knows what else for the pendant. C. had a bunch of magnetic clasps so strong they require a warning for people with pacemakers. It did the trick, but I had to restring it while evading a cat who decided my supplies were his toys.

IMG_7484 I had winter jasper left as well as mother of pearl. It is the sister necklace to the other one; I’d prefer it found a home with a friend, so anyone reading this who thinks they might wear a fairly long rose/mauve/greenish tinted necklace with a brown pendant knows how to contact me. Made last night.

IMG_7483 Onyx and lava stone. It seemed like a good idea to my sleep-addled brain; I’m not sure I would wear it, but Lord knows people seem to wear much bigger costume jewelry these days.

IMG_7486 Blue lace agate with silver spacers, some leftover mother of pearl and GOD knows what the focus stones might be. Also done last night.

IMG_7487 The colors on this are so much nicer in person, I swear. The bad lighting and flash leaked all the gold tones out of it. This was also strung in England; gold jade with silver spacers.

IMG_7488I have a bunch of hematyte. Let me tell you, it is HARD to pair that up with anything else. It’s a black, extremely shiny stone that looks good with hardly anything. I paired it with some green jade beads I had. The green is a little brighter than can be seen here; I’m not sure I like the texture it has. I couldn’t add a focal point on this because there would have been too much going on. I figure it can be worn at Halloween or something.

IMG_7489 Blue-themed, again. I forgot what the stones were. I made this in England and made sure to close all the knots properly and glue everything off last night. So. Yeah.

Permalink 1 Comment

Shiny Time

June 29, 2009 at 12:33 pm (Art, Fun) (, , , , , )

So, in order to kill some time this week, my aunt and I stopped by Michael’s because they were having a huge-ass sale yesterday. My aunt’s been making a lot of jewelry lately, so I thought I might try my hand at it as well. I am not particularly good or talented at it, but the results are pleasing enough and now I actually have, you know, shit to wear and gifts to give. Onwards!

IMG_7277

IMG_7276

IMG_7278

IMG_7279

IMG_7280

IMG_7281

Update! Adding these two that I made earlier today.

IMG_7283

IMG_7284

Permalink Leave a Comment