Beads · Buttons · How-tos

Paper button

Wow, it's been a month since my last post! I've not been making much jewelry these days, so the pause in my jewelry blogging is inevitable. 🙂 I've mostly been working on one or two personal programming projects, and on my knitting. One piece of jewelry I did make recently was a paper button for… Continue reading Paper button

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Earrings · How-tos · Jewelry

Scrappy earrings

Scrappy because they are made of fabric scraps and look disorganized as well. I tore out strips from unused brown/black fabric, and cut some pieces of leftover brown yarn from my old knitting projects. I made two hoops from silver-colored wire. I created each hoop this way -- first, I made a loop about 1cm… Continue reading Scrappy earrings

How-tos · Jewelry · Pendants

Torus pendant

I have a few of these metallic-silver tori in my stash, and had a few ideas on using them. This is the first of the ideas brought to fruition -- I used a 22-gauge black wire for the embellishment, simply wrapping it around the surface of the torus. Every 4 turns, I added a blue… Continue reading Torus pendant

Chains & Necklaces · How-tos · Jewelry

My very own asymmetric long chain necklace

Oh yay! My first attempt at an asymmetric necklace is successful, I must say. The necklace is 90cm (36") long overall. I started out wanting to make something just like this, and this is one of the few times the result of my work resembles whatever is in my head when I begin. How I… Continue reading My very own asymmetric long chain necklace

Bracelets · How-tos · Jewelry

Beaded bracelet

I'm back to using paper beads! I didn't make new ones for this bracelet that I cobbled together, instead I reused some beads from a set that I'd made years ago. They'd been a part of some jewelry piece for a long time, but have been back in my stash for a while now. I… Continue reading Beaded bracelet

Earrings · How-tos · Jewelry

Swirly flowers on rocks

No, that's not some kind of drink, it's what I call these dangle earrings that I made. I used 22-gauge dead soft wire for these earrings, and faceted black-gray granite beads. This how-to has been late in the making so I don't really remember how long I cut the wire 😦 but I think some… Continue reading Swirly flowers on rocks

Bracelets · Buttons · How-tos · Jewelry

Brown beaded macramé bracelet. With a button!

It's been a long, long time since I used Macramé to make things, so I thought I'd make a beaded bracelet. I had some strong cotton yarn lying around from an old knitting project that I could use for my cords. As for beads to add, my stash had these round, brown wooden beads with… Continue reading Brown beaded macramé bracelet. With a button!