Thursday, April 8, 2010

Jewelry Making

Yesterday I tried a craft I have never ventured with before.  Jewelry making.  I am not sure why I never have, but I think it probably has something to do with my belief I could never make anything I would actually want to wear!  But, I was noticing at the craft store they had some very pretty glass beads and when I was at an apparel store the other day and priced a simple little bracelet at $30...it made me start to think.  So, I bought some basic tools and here is what I came up with.  Remember, this is my FIRST attempt at this, so don't expect too much!

As usual, my photography skills leave a lot to be desired but here are a few closer views.



I am actually wearing this bracelet today.  So, was it cheaper to make it myself?  Yes....but I predict an addiction to beads coming over me that is quite similar to scrapbook paper.  In other words, it could get very expensive!  And, how many bracelets does a girl need?  Well, you tell me.....how many does a girl need! :)

I am working on a card project today.  I volunteered a service for an upcoming service auction at my church.  I volunteered a set of handmade cards.  It's been kind of fun to just sit and make random cards; and for every one I made I have been sure to make another for myself.  Actually, I think I might donate 2 sets because it seemed as easy to make 4 of a kind and make it more worth my while.  I usually assembly-line when I am crafting anyway.  It's always good to have a sample to keep for future reference if you want to make it again and it never hurts to have a few already to go when an event comes up.  Fun, fun, fun...I will probably let you see them tomorrow if I get them finished today.
~Shelley

3 comments:

liz said...

they are so pretty! you did a great job!

liz

Monica said...

Hi Liz, great job on the jewelry! They turned out really great! Isn't it fun to start a new hobby?

Beth said...

Great Job! I have been making jewelry with my sister now for almost 8 years and I love it. I haven't done too much lately; however, it is much cheaper to make your own then to buy it at a department store. On the other hand I did find something the other day that was super cute and I had to buy for two dollars. I can't wait to see what else you come up with. Again, awesome job.

Beth