Monday, November 2, 2009

My Weekend Making Jewelry

The family just came back from an enjoyable 3 days at the beach. My brother in law Charlie was wondering why of all things to do, I was fiddling with beads and chains while my 2 other sisters were making artist trading cards.

I guess it just goes to show that our fulfillment comes through the work of our hands! I made quite simple pieces this time. They reflect the casual style I like, almost bohemian really. I've been trying to make more asymmetrical ones that convey a sense of randomness.I cannot make this piece again since I can't find the middle bead anywhere I look. The stone is quite expensive so it's really the centerpiece of them all. The funny thing about the earrings is that shortly after I finished a pair, the one got lost. After a long time looking for it and even asking St. Anthony to help me pray I find it, it was found by my sister who was cleaning up the house before we left.
As I was taking a picture of it, the pair was lost again so my other "heart" is again nowhere to be found! Curious thing isn't it?
This was the first necklace I made and my mother and sisters liked it. We might replicate this and sell in the shop. I made a nice matching bracelet and pair of earrings to go with it. It looks quite nice even with simple inexpensive beads and components.

The only splash of color I made was with this piece. It reminds me of Murano glass that can easily be found in Venice. It's so enchanting and playful.

Here's another matching set that really goes well with any type of look.

Here's my attempt at having a double chain look that is so popular nowadays. It's still a simple piece held together by a very thin cord but the assortment of beads that do not repeat is made all the more special with the single plain chain I added.

This is one of my favorites from the whole bunch. I used to like silver on everything but now I go for the vintage look this copper wire brings. I don't know where I found these wooden beads that don't let your wire through the middle. I like the fact that you can get an assortment of beads in one string and just see where the mix takes you!




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