Sunday, January 04, 2009

Busy Making Jewelry

I made a lot of jewelry during the holiday break, which was a refreshing activity. It was fun making this choker.

I didn't notice until I photographed this that the black tubular beads are extremely dark red. Fortunately, you can't tell unless you hold them up to bright light (or photograph them, apparently).

This is the longest necklace I've ever made and I'm really happy with how it turned out. It looks good either doubled up or as a single strand. I was aiming for flamboyant, but still classy, and I think it worked out just fine.

Once the gifts were finished, I made myself some bracelets. I tried out my new experiment of weaving two strands together. The one the left is made of labradorite, so it has aurora borealis-like flashes if the light hits it just right. When I first made that bracelet, I had just finished it completely when I discovered that the clasp was defective and I had to completely re-do it. I'm amazed that's never happened to me before, but you can bet I'll be checking them carefully beforehand from now on.

3 comments:

  1. Amy H8:44 AM

    I've always liked your jewelry, but the labradorite bracelet is really stunning!

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  2. Thanks! I'm incredibly happy with it.

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  3. Very nice jewelry.

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