Sunday, August 9, 2009

Sunday Crafts

Sundays are shorter on time since we're at church from about 8:15 in the morning until around 1:00 in the afternoon... or at least that's the time we walk back in the house. So after lunch and getting a few things done around the house - I spent the better part of the afternoon working on more designs.

I also fixed a necklace for my boss as well - but that didn't take much time at all. I made 5 more designs, but need to get some more supplies next weekend... I've now run out of the findings that I need to make earrings - and also the clasps that I use to make bracelets. I like to use the toggle clasps on bracelets so that they are slightly easier to put on by yourself when needed.

Once again, when I get these loaded onto Etsy - there will be several shots of each design and detailed photos of each individual piece within a set.

This is made with ice blue cubes and round beads... I think I'm going to put it on a black background and retake the photos.

Large Turquoise nuggets surrounded by Coral chips - I am really into the natural stones right now... and also the combination of the red coral with the turquoise.

Sodalite (a natural stone that is primarily blue with white accents) and silver

Tiger Eye, Black and Silver beads make up this design that is set with a lovely animal print pendant. The earrings also have the same Tiger Eye with black, and animal print charms.

Garnet triangular beads set with round sterling silver beads. This is a double strand necklace fastened with a sterling silver clasp.
That completes all my design work for this weekend - it's been a lot of fun getting back into an old hobby... it was slow at first, but the designs seem to be coming a little easier now... I've basically been doing my best to make what I can with the supplies that I had left over from when I had the business going... so I really haven't bought much other than a few findings, and a couple of accents. I'll see what I come up with for the remainder of the month until the craft show.
I made my friend Summer a little trinket to help her through her 2 week wait for her IVF cycle, but forgot to take pictures of the items myself... but Summer of course being the wonderful person she is - took some pictures for me and put them up on her own blog... so pop over and check out what I made for her here.
I'm debating on adding these items to Etsy before the show... any one out there have an opinion on that?


  1. Yay! Thank you sooooo much! Let me know how much I owe you.

    Is it strange that being referred to as someone's boss makes me feel like they're talking about someone else? I have issues. ; )

    And, um, yeah, as a, um, totally NEUTRAL supporter and friend who has,um absolutely no vested interest in the outcome...I think you should post them on etsy.

    FULL DISCLOSURE: I want to buy the zebra set. There, I said it!

  2. love the ice cubes and the red and turquoise!

  3. Those are beautiful! I wish I wore jewelry more. I keep my wedding ring on but 75%-90% of the time thats my only jewelry.

    One thing I thought I would tell you about (because it is unusual), my sister brought me back a necklace from her honeymoon that has magnetic beads (it would be like some of yours that have the variety of beads repeating, but only one type is magnetic). I suppose I ought to take a picture.

    Anyway, with every 6th bead being magnetic, there is no need for a clasp so it is more like a long string but it can be wrapped double around the neck or worn like a bolo tie or about 5 times around the wrist to make a bracelet. Or a really cool refrigerator magnet. I will try to get pictures and email them to you.

  4. I love the Turquoise and Coral neckalce. You were busy this weekend.

  5. Great job, Kim! Love the turquoise and pretty but completely useless with my wardrobe, which stinks! Something about athletic shorts and tee shirts that doesn't really beg for accessorizing, ya know? I love jewelry but don't wear it often enough...and I say post the stuff on Etsy!!

    Have you thought about taking a portfolio of your designs to the craft fair? Someone may want to place a custom order.

  6. You do a wonderful job with these! They are lovely!


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