Beads · Earrings · Jewelry

Icy Blue Earrings

This month's We're All Ears challenge on Earrings Everyday goes a bit meta - it is inspired by another contest! 🙂 The original contest was Circles are the New Triangles, and was hosted by Spoonflower (where you can create custom-designed textiles - oooh!) Erin at Earrings Everyday rightly thought that the designs are fun inspirations… Continue reading Icy Blue Earrings

Cabochons · Jewelry

Finishing and Machines – DIY Sanding Drum

Encouraged by the success of my DIY buffing wheel, I've now made a DIY sanding drum, with sanding attachments! Okay, it's not exactly a drum proper, but it gets the sanding done. And that's what matters, right? At first, I tried to find stuff that could substitute as drums on drill bits, but without much… Continue reading Finishing and Machines – DIY Sanding Drum

Miscellaneous

Finishing and Machines (and a DIY)

If there's one thing that makes a project go from good to great, it's the finishing. Not that all the processes preceding it are unimportant, but if one has worked really hard on everything but the finishing, don't you think they're limiting the potential of the project? 🙂 Having said that, the processes involved in… Continue reading Finishing and Machines (and a DIY)

Earrings · Jewelry

Heart earrings

Okay, it's Valentine's day again. I'm not a fan of special days that are invariably associated with many expectations of gifts and much pressure to have a great day. 😛 Anyway, here are a pair of heart earrings that I made. Not with this day in mind, they just seemed the easiest stencil to use… Continue reading Heart earrings