Hi everyone! It's been a long time since I've written anything because I've been hard at work in my studio getting ready for the fall craft show I'm going to be participating in at Baldwin Hall in October. I've also been busy working 2 jobs that I would like to give up to make jewelry full time. But alas, my husband says no..... I need to fund my retirement account. :( For now I can't quit my "day jobs." But a girl can dream. Anyway below are some of the things I've been working on.
|Set of 3 tribal silk wrapped bangle bracelets. The big bead was one of my first attempts at enameling copper. The enable cracked off in some places....which is bad....but I liked the way it looked anyway. It looks rustic and tribal.|
|Silk wrapped bangles with copper wire and beads. I'm thinking about selling the set for $35. I will be making more of these for the show. This was my first set. My prototype.|
|Here's the matching earrings for the set.|
|Here's a set I just made today. I used layers of soft grey suede and gun metal leaf chain embellished with grey fresh water pearls. The focal pendant is carved shell. Details show better in the picture below. Matching earrings.|
|Detail of carved shell flower and gun metal leaf chain.|
|One of many layered wrapped bracelets I've made for the show. I particularly love the colors and the fresh water pearls. The center is a purple leather link with accent bead.|
|And last but not least....my etched copper Peace bracelet. I love etching. I need to do more of it. Ahhh. So many things to do and so little time.|