Tuesday, July 5, 2011

So, there was a day I was bored this weekend...

and I decided to make some jewelry.
Can you believe it?????
Here's what I made.
I've been wanting some bangles,
so I made two of them!
I love them! 
They are very eclectic.
Are you prepared for the Journey of Hope?
That's the name of my first bangle.
I don't have many of my lampwork beads with me, so I had to take apart a couple of projects.
That's okay.  I do like this bangle.
The spoon pendant says, "Hope."
The copper piece says "Journey."
I love to wear it!
It makes me think about the journey our family has been on this year.
This bangle is just a fun collection of "junk," odds and ends.
It's my Scrappy bracelet,
just bits and pieces put together for fun.
I never thought I'd use the left overs like this, but I'm glad I did.
I wear this bracelet 24/7.
It's a love knot bracelet with small "rosettes" to join the knots.
I don't have my liver of sulphur with me, so I am wearing this bracelet to help it develop a beautiful patina.
Last, but not least, is this necklace.  People look at it and then look at me when I wear it.
Minnesota is very conservative, and, to be perfectly honest,
it looks much better in person than in a photo.
I don't think I'm finished with it yet, but I don't know what to add.
I'll have to see.
I am enjoying it.
The only thing I didn't make are earrings.
Do you know, that in a year and a half, I have sold one pair of earrings?
I don't get it.
I thought I made cute earrings, but no one else seems to think so.
I think that my next challenge will be that:
make cute earrings that will sell.
I think I had better get to work on that task now.
I'll be taking a journey of hope with that idea, too.


TesoriTrovati said...

Yea for creating with what you have! Try patina-ing with the boiled egg method. I hear it works! Enjoy the day!

angelinabeadalina said...

I love the Journey of Hope bangle, Ms. M! The necklace is a fun eye-catcher, too.

Pretty Things said...

These are VERY cool!

rosebud101 said...

Thanks, Erin, Ang, and Lori!