Sunday, February 1, 2009

Necklace Pics

Hello everyone. I finally took my pics to attach to this blog. This is the commissioned piece that I was asked to do. It was a necklace and bracelet set in silver plate. Mind you, the photo was a rush and I didn't take the time to set it up beautifully, so please bear with me.

I also made a pair of earrings to match in case she wanted a pair. If not, they are for my next show...maybe myself ;)

As best as you can see, what do you think? I love doing chain maille. It is such a chunky look and is different than anything on the market. There are so many options and there are actually a lot of people who do chain maille. A lot of them are those who participate in Renaissance Faires and such. It's hard to buy chain maille off the rack to go under your suits of armor these days. So, you make it yourself.

I plan to buy stainless steel links to start adding glass and stones to the finished product. Stainless won't tarnish like sterling and copper. I feel most compelled to create these kinds of items. I'll keep you posted on the outcome of that.

So, for now, take care. Happy jewelry making!


Thursday, January 22, 2009

Crazy Season

Hello, everyone. This was one crazy holiday season for me.

Thanksgiving it starts. I have friends and family over for Thanksgiving dinner. This year, it was only family, but that's a few of us.

I decided to craft to give as gifts for Christmas. Some relatives received jewelry. Co-workers received cookies and homemade soaps. I gave away tons of cookies...but, then again, I made tons of cookies.

I've finished the chain maille necklace and bracelet that was commissioned. I will post that photo soon. I haven't been working on too many items. I made a pretty pair of earrings to match some clothes I have. I wanted something new. I have so many favorites that I wear all the time. I needed a change. I'll have my next jewlery sale sometime in March. I have an overstock of some items so I'm going to bundle and sell to move the stock.

I've pulled up the last of my winter crop of radishes tonight. The size of them was really small, except for one. It was huge! But now it's the time to get ready for the spring crop.

I have to go now. We're having a small crisis right now.

Take care. I'll post photos soon!