Archive for the ‘Bracelets and Earrings’ Category

Teacher’s Appreciation week!

June 3, 2010

My son is in Kindergarden and he loves going to school. He has two wonderful teachers and I have developed a  healthy respect  for them over the past year. Having  teachers that we can talk to and communicate our thoughts and worries  is very important especially since he spends  a major part of his day with them.  I made these 2 bracelets for them as my token of appreciation.

One is a snowflake obsidian chip bracelet similar to this  . The other  is made with turquoise beads and has a lovely toggle clasp.

Bing cherry bracelet

March 22, 2010

Me and a couple of like minded friends visited the Gem show last year. We had a lot of fun browsing through all the stores, finding the right pieces, haggling over prices and buying more than we had originally planned.  I bought this beautiful string of garnets there and I finally got around to using it for a bracelet this weekend. I love the deep red colour and the brilliant shine from its faceted surface.

‘ Mother of pearl’ bracelet

February 9, 2010

I picked up this strand of beads from my neighbourhood Michaels. It caught my attention because it had a  unique shape, different from those that I have seen before. The bead is  called ‘Mother of Pearl’. They come in several natural colors and are bleached and dyed for decorative use.  The bead has a shimmery look which makes it quite sought after. I tried a variety of designs and settled with this bracelet. Do you like it?

Arabian Nights

September 26, 2009

I made a bracelet earlier this week for a dear friend of mine. I have known her for what seems like ages now. She loves Fashion Jewelry and I have been meaning to make her something for a while now. Her son and mine are great friends and whenever I make something, he will ask if he can give this to  S’s mom.

Arabian Nights

Arabian Nights

 I got this beautiful string of sodalite chips at the Gem show. I strung the chips in a memory wire bracelet and finished off the edges with some wirework. A memory wire bracelet is a hassle free way of wearing bracelets with one hand. It slides on and off and retains its shape.

I am back

July 12, 2009

I wanted to do justice to this blog but I couldn’t keep writing about jewelry and not show the pieces I made. After I wrote  one post, I figured, the best way to explain what I was talking about was with pictures. And I am not good at taking pictures.
For the life of me, I couldn’t figure out how to take good pictures of jewelry.  The ones that I took looked very drab and did no justice to the pieces. I figured I couldn’t do it mysef and got help from a dear friend’s husband. He was very accomodative and helped me take some really nice pictures.

Blue sea Bracelet and Earrings

 I made a few  bracelets and matching earrings with glass beads  for my son’s teachers just before he left Preschool as a token of appreciation. My son helped me pick the beads from Michaels. I may not have bought these beads in particular if not for him. He was very insistent on the colour. It turned out pretty good and I was  happy with the finished project. My weekend was gone trying to making these sets, taking pictures and individually wrapping them. My friend was kind enough to help me with the wrapping as well.