Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Jewelry, Jewelry...

....seems to be the next "thing" craft I am into these days.  Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  I'm on my last day off from this holiday so I thought I'd take a few minutes to update all my followers on what I have been doing.

I've taken a few cool classes at a new local bead shop- Zelda's Bead Kit Company- this last month.  First off, I ran into one of the instructors at a craft show that told me about this store...soo bad!  So I definitely had to check it out.  It worked and I was sucked into yet another craft!

This is the first class I took there.  Paisley Pendant.  It is made from copper and patina'd by using liver of sulfur.  Who wudda thunk - right?  Smelly stuff to say the least.  My wire broke 3 times but I did prevail! What do you think?

Next was a class I took last night - Herringbone bracelet.  It did take a while - no broken wire this time, but "accidentally" made two different types of links so I just went with it!  This was also put into the smelly stuff.  After a little steel wool - perfect!  (pics don't do justice, but click and it should get better).

Lastly, with my Art Charm Yahoo Group, I made these Blue/White(clear)/Silver charms for this holiday swap.  Funny thing that another gal in our group chose to use the same pop can tabs, but she ran out of clock faces...too bad! (lol) And she had to settle for another charm to make.  Did I mention that I had to make 40?!?  Yep, lotsa gals do the swaps and it is awesome to actually get enough to put on a bracelet in one swoop (swap). Ha Ha ( this is another thing on my list *wink*)

And this, well, this is my finished suitcase I made to display my bookmarks/jewelry and other items for the craft show I was in.  I actually finished it!  I got the idea from Melissa at Honey Girl Studio .  Thanks Melissa for a wonderful idea!

Well friends, that is all I have for today.  The lights are up outside compliments of the hubby and next comes the tree.  Made a space for it in the living room today.  I think I am in a better mood this year for Christmas so far....we'll see how long it lasts!

Thanks for stopping by!
Ciao Friends...



Melissa said...

Wow Bev, that paisley necklace is lovely and your suitcase turned out GREAT! I've got some good news, you are the winner of the Christmas CD. Email your addy and I'll get it out to you!


Kitten said...

Hey Bev...
I love your new jewelry creations. Way to go, girlfriend!