Earrings · Jewelry

Spring’s Here Earrings

For this month's We're All Ears Challenge, Erin chose the theme Leaping Greenly, because, Spring! New beginnings, and hope, inspired me very much, but other things in life landed in a heap on me, and I just didn't get the time to turn any of my ideas into reality. This month, life continues to be… Continue reading Spring’s Here Earrings

Earrings · Jewelry

Elegant White Earrings

It's time for yet another reveal at Art Elements, and this month, Claire Fabian has thought of 'White' as the theme. I ran through my ever-growing to-do list of projects, wondering if white could be the star in any of them. In the end, as it happens more often than not, I made a brand… Continue reading Elegant White Earrings

Earrings · Jewelry

Crackled Earrings

I finally used a couple of lentil-shaped hollow beads from the bunch of items that I'd created almost a year ago using crackled veneer. And what a charming pair of earrings they make! For these earrings, I tied strips from two different fabrics to a large jump ring that I passed through the top of… Continue reading Crackled Earrings

Keychains · Ornaments

Helical Key Fob

This month's Art Elements challenge has the theme of Seed Pods, and is hosted by Jen Cameron. When I signed up for the challenge, I didn't really have any idea of what I would make, but soon after, I was reminded of seed pods from my school days. On our way to school and back,… Continue reading Helical Key Fob

Beads · Earrings · Jewelry

Inspired by Iced Tea | We’re All Ears Challenge

The folks at Earrings Everyday host a themed monthly challenge - We're All Ears - with a reveal and blog hop on the third Friday of the month. For July, we get to be inspired by our favorite summer drink! Doesn't that sound like fun! 🙂 It's pretty difficult to think of a summer drink… Continue reading Inspired by Iced Tea | We’re All Ears Challenge

Earrings · Jewelry

Tassels, Tassels, Tassels

Beadwork magazine had an article a while ago about submissions for Fast and Fabulous projects with tassels. Reading that made me realize that I've not really made much tassel jewelry. I do like tassels, so I wonder why I haven't... Anyway, now that I had an opportunity and some inspiration, why not? I selected 11/0… Continue reading Tassels, Tassels, Tassels

Bracelets · Jewelry

Kumihimo’s Back!

I haven't had an opportunity to test my buffing wheel further, but I did get some time to work on Kumihimo. I haven't tried Kumihimo ever since I bought uniform Preciosa beads, so it was exciting to work on. And do uniform beads in bead-work make all the difference, or what! (Just look at my… Continue reading Kumihimo’s Back!

Bracelets · Jewelry

Twisted Herringbone Bud Bracelet

I came across this herringbone bracelet video by Jennifer Biedermann recently, and since I wanted to try out Herringbone stitch anyway, I just *had* to make this! I don't have 15/0 beads that would match any of the 11/0 beads that I thought were suitable for this project, so I scrapped the 15/0's. Also, I… Continue reading Twisted Herringbone Bud Bracelet

Earrings · Jewelry

Soutache Earrings

A PCA-inspired project that I truly loved researching and working on -- Polymer Clay Soutache earrings! Before I registered for PCA, I had no idea what soutache is. I might actually have pinned soutache jewelry onto my macramé board, for all I know. But after some wandering around the Internet with a purpose, I ended… Continue reading Soutache Earrings

Beads · Bracelets · Jewelry

Chenille Bracelet with Beaded Bead

I used tubular Chenille stitch for this bracelet. (Sara Spoltore has a detailed video tutorial for this stitch.) The finished pattern in mine looks different from hers because of the bead types that I used -- a small change in size or type makes for quite a change, doesn't it? 🙂 The beads that I… Continue reading Chenille Bracelet with Beaded Bead