Beads · Earrings · Jewelry

Paper/Fabric Bead Earrings

My previous use of fabric had me thinking of using it again for an easy pair of earrings. At first, I thought I'd make fabric beads, but in my stash search, I found paper calling to me as well. In the end, I made paper beads to which I added fabric strips, and made earrings… Continue reading Paper/Fabric Bead Earrings

Earrings · Jewelry · Ornaments · Stitch markers

(My first) Stitch markers

Hopping through my favorite knitting blogs -- and even on new ones that I'd discover -- I'd come across occasional mentions of bead-based stitch markers, with pictures of the cute ornaments. Seeing that I love both yarn and beads, I don't know why it took me so long to make some of my own. Maybe… Continue reading (My first) Stitch markers

Chains & Necklaces · Jewelry

Torus necklace

Remember the Torus pendant that I'd made a while ago? There are more of those metallic-silver tori in my stash -- three, to be precise -- and I'd really wanted to use them for something. Earrings were my persistent initial thought, but these tori are too big for earrings. I know my wrists are small… Continue reading Torus necklace

Earrings · 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

Jewelry · Pendants

Stone pendant

I have this collection of medium-sized irregularly shaped stones that come with holes pre-drilled into them. They're of varying shapes and sizes, and they're a bit heavier than traditional jewelry ingredients (they're stones, after all!) So earrings, necklaces or bracelets were out. Making pendants of them seemed like the thing to do. But then, there… Continue reading Stone pendant

Chains & Necklaces · Jewelry

Wire-wrapped chunky beads chain

I'd always wanted to make a chunky beads chain, and now that I own some thicker gauge wires, what better than wire-wrapped chunky beads? 🙂 I got the chunky turquoise beads to remain in place with the wire open inside. That is, there's nothing attached to something else to keep the placement tight. It works… Continue reading Wire-wrapped chunky beads chain

Charms · Jewelry · Keychains · Ornaments

Paper bead bunch keychain

Yay, paper beads are back in my jewelry-making! I spent some time recently making paper beads. I used some junk-mail paper for these. I didn't really have any sizes in mind, I just wanted to make two sets of beads -- one set smaller than the other. I cut rectangles from the paper, 4 of… Continue reading Paper bead bunch keychain

Charms · Earrings · Jewelry

Tiny bead earrings and not-so-tiny charm

Tiny earrings -- they have their own kind of charm, don't they? 🙂 I made these earrings using small head pins, and each of them has one seed bead, one brown-and-crimson glass bead and one faceted bead. Nothing special here, I just strung the beads onto the head pin, made an eye loop and snipped… Continue reading Tiny bead earrings and not-so-tiny charm

Earrings · Jewelry

A makeover

I had these two large beads with various etched amorphous patterns on them, which I'd set aside to make simple earrings -- by which I mean just stringing a head-pin through each of them, making eye-loops at the top, and attaching findings. I set to work on the first one. Just when I finished making… Continue reading A makeover

Charms · Earrings · Jewelry · Pendants

Pearly set

Since I'm resigned to the fact that I only have access to limited kinds of wire to make jewelry, I've been thinking of ways to use all of the stuff that my sister had bought a long, long time ago. And on a leisurely day recently, I made this pearly jewelry set -- I used… Continue reading Pearly set