Sunday, February 12, 2017

A little bit of beading

I've actually been accomplishing
quite a few things since I decided to take a break from YOJP.
~Not all jewelry related... just things I want to accomplish☺

I used a tutorial for this necklace
(I changed it slightly from the instructions)
I loved the way it looked but it wore really funky.
The only way this was going to lay right would be
if it was a choker.

Didn't like that.....
So I reworked it☺

Much happier now.

It wears really nice now.
Very comfortable☺
And I got to use one of my hoarded
 JulsBeads focal beads☺
Win ~ Win! ☺

Saturday, January 7, 2017

My first Beaded Tree.....☺

I've been wanting to try one of these
for quite a while now but I have successfully
talked myself out of doing it multiple times.

What if it's too hard?
What if I try and it just looks like crap?!!

Well then just take it apart and try again☺
Just try.

So I finally did!
And it turns out it wasn't as hard as I had been thinking.
And it didn't look like crap.
And I didn't have to take it apart:~)
But I am going to try again.
I got the larger stone when Hubby and I visited Utah (I think)
It is rose quartz.
I ordered some rose quartz chips to make the tree.
 I had some, vague grand plans to wrap the "roots" around
the large stone for the base but when it actually came down to
 doing the attaching..... Um... no.
All I did here was wrap the roots around the stone and staple
 them to the wooden base.
I covered the wire ends and staples with air dry clay
then colored it with inks.
I was going for a "moss" look.
Not sure if I'm thrilled with that part, but I consider
 the overall project to be a success.
Hubby was impressed:-)

The next tree I am already attempting is being made with jade chips
(Hubby's suggestion) and copper wire.
I'll keep you informed☺

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Wrapping up The Year of Jewelry Project 2016

Like I said before,
I am going to be sitting out this year

(It already feels weird when I see a notification
that someone has posted:)

But I am really excited to be doing more with the clay again.

Soooo........here goes.

This was my last contribution for 2016.

 I made it a two-fer☺

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This pretty much sums up my New Year's resolution for 2017☺
But I am hoping to get into the habit of posting something,
whether it is an "in progress" pic or a finished item
or even an idea, at least once a week.
I got this app called "Hootsuite"
that is supposed to post to multiple social media sites at once.
We'll see if I want to get that "techie" or not☺

2016 was actually a pretty good year for me (& mine)
and I am ready to keep on keepin' on:~)

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Bring on 2017!