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.

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Weekend Project

December 16, 2008

My husband’s family is meeting up for Christmas and we are all heading towards Tahoe.
When there is a Christmas party, there is gift exchange. There are about 4 young girls in this group and I thought I will make them all some jewellery. For some of you it might seem like a small task to make jewellery for kids but not for me!!

I usually think about what to make, browse designs for hours and then figure out where to buy them and how to make them.. A lot of hours go without me actually picking up a bead to string!!

Anyway, this weekend was perfect. It was raining heavily and my kid and husband were watching a movie.

I went to the beading store closest to my house and browsed there for a while. I didn’t have an idea of what I wanted and the range of colours and beads there just overwhelmed me . I was going through aisle after aisle admiring all the beads for an hour before I decided to buy some wiring material such as Soft Flex 0.015″ ,some clasps , a string of black bead chips and a string of black onyx beads. Black is my favourite colour and I thought if the kids didn’t like it, I might as well wear it .

Now, I was ready to start the first necklace with the beads and the tools in hand. I wanted to make something dainty for the kids to wear, not too heavy and chunky. I did not want beads on the entire length of the necklace . It seemed like too much. I took a length of wire and strung 30 chips in it, moved these beads to the centre and strung 2 crimp beads on either side to keep the chips in place. Finally , added the clasps and it was ready to go. I thought it looked nice and didn’t take much time. I have to make corresponding earrings but 1 down, 3 more to go… I will post the picture very soon.

New beginnings

December 10, 2008

I have always contemplated on writing a blog. I visit a lot of  blogs and enjoy reading them. Some people are so eloquent and they write about  their day to day activities,  their passions ,their families, children and a myriad different things.

I wondered what I will write about!!  Nothing really happens in my life everyday worth mentioning in a blog ,I think. But the thought has been bothering me.

I finally start my journey into the world of blogging. I plan to write about my passion, or one of my passions, so to say.

I really like beading, enjoy looking at jewellery designs and love to make my own jewellery for friends and family. I figured  I will write about the thoughts that go into the making of these designs and also show some of my creations here in this blog.