March 23, 2011

Taxes and Yard Work and Jewelry, Oh My!

I know I've been neglecting my blog this month; I was doing our taxes and creating some new jewelry. But taxes are done, the sun is shining… and now it’s time to do yard work! I tend to feel like a bear during the winter months. I hibernate and ignore any landscape maintenance until the spring!

But I have created some new jewelry pieces, including a couple necklaces and pairs of earrings. I had one of my necklaces (posted in my last blog entry) appear in one of the Etsy Finds emails. It was a nice surprise! Here is a picture of one of my latest creations, which I made with Bali spacer beads and chrysocolla quartz.

March 02, 2011

A Long and Bright Necklace

It's been a while since I created a necklace. This is, however, my first opera length necklace.  I originally planned to add a clasp, but I decided a clasp might limit the options of the wearer.

I decided to make this a minimalist necklace and as a result, there is a lot of sterling chain between the stones. I really am pleased with the color combinations; it makes me think of summer!