Earrings · Jewelry

Foray into clay

For a while now, I've been thinking about my jewelry making supplies, or lack thereof. I've mostly been interested in trying out wire jewelry so far, but I've not been able to find thicker-gauge soft wire -- essential for cool jewelry 😉 -- where I live. The only other option is ordering from stores outside… Continue reading Foray into clay

Bracelets · Chains & Necklaces · Jewelry

Hearts bracelet

I made this macramé bracelet using yarn left from my autumn leaf lace top project. I started out with two cords folded in half, which I made into reverse lark's head knots around a jump ring pair. I started making symmetrical double half hitch knots from center to sides -- I crossed the central cords… Continue reading Hearts bracelet

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

Beaded partial necklace

My first attempt at bead crocheting resulted in a beautiful bracelet and some very painful fingers. 😦 I'd wanted to try my hand at Kumihimo instead, but I haven't managed to buy a disc yet. While I'm thinking if I should make a DIY Kumihimo disc, I decided to give bead crocheting one more shot… Continue reading Beaded partial necklace

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

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 · 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