Friday, September 18, 2009
I love the cute modern designs on these silver findings. So bubble-y and sweet :) At first I wanted to put them with some sort of candy color, but the green Jade adds an earthy tone to the earrings that I really like. In fact, I have one pair posted on Etsy, one pair that I made for myself, and one pair that I gifted to my friend Nikki! Is it bad when you are your own biggest customer? ;-)
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
I wanted to post these cute earrings that I made a few weeks ago but couldn't as they were a birthday surprise for my friend C! But I got a little thank you from her this week so I know she's gotten them in the mail and now I can post them! I've been having fun playing with alternative metals the last few times I've trekked to the craft store. Copper and bronze seem to be quite the IT fashion statement! I didn't want to distract from the gorgeous art deco inspired circular dangle that completes these earrings, so just some clear glass beads on this one, but they have great sparkle!
Friday, September 11, 2009
With all the craziness thats been happening around me these last few weeks I've had very little time for crafting. Perhaps crafting is just what the doctor ordered though, to get my mind off of all the craziness, guess I should take that to mind this weekend! I finally got my sewing machine out for a test run in the new house to make a beautiful baby blanket for a friend who is expecting this October (but I forgot to take a picture!) and I whipped up a pair of flashy, sparkly dangling earrings for my friend Jen who will wear them as a bridesmaid in a wedding this fall. I can post those (seen above)! The bride likes them so much she commissioned a second pair! And I had a commission for a necklace that will be a birthday present for someone special (again no picture of that either!). Part of the problem with the pictures is that my camera isn't working so well. You might have noticed that my pictures have been less than par lately, strange pink stripes on the edges and whatnot. Another problem is that I haven't been able to find the right place for picture taking in the new house. The new house has a big old beautiful pecan tree in the back yard, so big it overshadows the house and gives wonderful relieving shade to the whole lot. Unfortunately for me, that means I get no bright sunlight to take pictures with. I'll have to think of a lighting alternative, multiple florescents or some such!