Thursday, January 20, 2011

Some new goodies.

It's been a sorta jewelry trend for me...

I listed some vintage goodies in the Kiwi shop...


Yes, I DID actually wear these...except for the teeny buddha. I don't recall where I got him. The purple heart choker was a gift, both my sister and I got one.


I didn't use a fancy shmancy clasp. I used THIS instead:
Necessity and all that...


This is just so pretty and interesting....
I don't know how they made the beads, with all the carving and scrolls and cut outs...

But I've also been MAKING some jewelry...


I introduced you to this one last blog post, but I love him too much not to show him off again. This is one of my fave pieces that I've made because it has so much meaning to me personally...



This one here was just a half formed idea I got while roving through my friend SageHealer's shop. She was going to use it, but it didn't quite fit, so I snagged it myself. Glad I did too because this necklace just came together so well. I also bought the Blue Laced Agate beads from her at the same time... The wood beads came from my stash and the turquoise-looking ones are dyed Howlite.

This last one I finished last week, but didn't list it...I hate listing on Etsy...it's so danged long to do and with the new picture thingee it's even more of an aggravation. But my friend Beadlady helped me out there. She called all the way from the West Coast to help me out...Thanks so much. It actually worked. W00t!!

It's part of KickingBear's Circle Challenge. This challenge has been going on since September, but we sorta put it off a bit because of the holidays.
I bought the focal from my friend, Aneurythm. She has a section called her orphans and I raid that alot. As soon as KB announced this challenge and I saw it, I had to use it. The black beads are from my stash too. As are the sterling pieces.

The focal reminds me of the phases of the moon for some reason. It starts out light then goes dark just like the moon phases. It came out really well and Ernie thought that I BOUGHT it!! And another person saw that THEY liked it and they're a jewelry maker. So I did good...

This one isn't finished yet. I had the idea and some of the supplies, but when I went to string the beads, I found out I needed headpins...guess who doesn't HAVE headpins? The beads are carved black bears. They're resin of some sort, I think. The chain is black enamelled, I think, diamond cut to show the silver underneath. So it's gonna be a black and silver anklet or bracelet. I think it'll be nice. I hope...


That's about it for now...don't forget to check out my shops. You never know what I might scrounge up from the cellar or my stash.
www.howlingcaterpillars.etsy.com
www.akiwisilkie.etsy.com

2 comments:

Victoria said...

very nice pieces....
love the scroll cut out beads: very "girly"

PeggySue said...

Beautiful work as always!