Turquoise and silver - my first attempt at earrings. Hope I can remember how to do them again next time!
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Well, the tv in the break room was messed up, so I made this bracelet instead. It is based on the 23rd Psalm:
The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want.He makes me lie down in green pastures (green); He leads me beside quiet waters (blue). He restores my soul;He guides me in paths of righteousness (white) for His name's sake.Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil (black), for You are with me;Your rod and Your staff (brown), they comfort me.You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;You have anointed my head with oil (yellow); my cup (purple) overflows.Surely goodness and lovingkindness (red) will follow me all the days of my life,and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.PSALM 23
I have been making jewelry for about three weeks now. These are my favorite pieces. In fact, I ordered a sweater to wear with them the other day! I love the color of the stones and those flat silver beads are just so cute - wish I could remember where I bought them. This is just a fun set for me, the pieces are metal, rather than sterling silver.
I'm sure you can't tell, I couldn't tell at first until I started looking at them closely, but the swirls in this bracelet are Disney characters. You can make out parts of Mickey, Minnie and Donald Duck. How cool is that. I liked the beads before, but that just adds a whole new level of fun to the bracelet!
I loved the idea of using copper with silvery. I also added in some Swarovski black bicone crystals. I love that this is so versatile - I could wear it with jeans or with a nice black work outfit.
This peice is made with smokey crystals and sterling silver fluted beads. In the right light (not in this photo, LOL), the silver beads almost look like diamonts. I really like this bracelet and have plans to make a matching necklace.
I made this piece just because I thought it was pretty, It's the only piece I have that I'm not that attached to. It's just not my style, although I think it turned out great. It's hard to tell in the picture, but there are brownish flecks on the white beads. On here, they kind of just look like gum!