as you may remember, some months ago I made 2 Dia de los Muertos bracelets; one for my cousin who wanted a colorful bracelet and one for myself in turquoise and red. if you don't remember or you didn't see the bracelets, you can find them here. I have also made a matching necklace that you can see here!
I only made a bracelet, and it was driving me crazy that I didn't have matching earrings (or a necklace, but I need to get a hold of another rose before I can make it), so I made some from a couple of turquoise roses I got in a swap as well as some smaller skull beads I bought when I picked up the larger ones.
maybe a year ago, I made a little sketch of a pair of Coraline earrings and necklace. I was determined to make them...at the time. I of course forgot about them, so they never got made. well, some strange part of me has been wanting to try my hand at drawing again, so I grabbed my sketch pad, opened it and there was the Coraline earring and necklace set. I was inspired. so, I sat down and finally made the earrings. unfortunately I'm not sure what I'm going to do about the necklace yet.
you've got the black buttons, the needle and thread, plus the stone Coraline used to find the ghost children's eyes. I know it was green in the movie, but I like red more. and the lighting is bad, so you can't see the real color of the "stone" (it's actually a Swarovski cosmic triangle in crystal red magma).
I bought these pretty wings at Michael's a few weeks ago having NO idea what to do with them, but I just HAD to have them. when my order from Fire Mountain Gems came today, I was bitten by a small crafting bug and started making jewelry again after a few month's break. as I was sorting the rest of my loot into its proper compartments, I picked up the wings and my brain screamed, "you have a key...somewhere!!!" I found it and knew I had to combine the parts. I'm very happy with the result.
I know I've been MIA, but with a move in process, some health issues, and just an overall feeling of blah, I haven't been in the mood to craft. but about 2 weeks ago, my cousin asked me if I could make her a sugar skull-type of bracelet. I had an idea in mind using lampwork sugar skull beads, but 3 problems arose; I couldn't find the beads now that I needed to buy them, when I did find the beads they were already part of jewelry pieces and I didn't want to spend $30+ to take something apart, and the more I looked at the beads the less I really liked them (I'm not a huge fan of lampwork beads). so upon looking around for ideas, I stumbled across this simple, GORGEOUS design and had to copy it for my cousin (and myself ). here's the finished product:
the turquoise/red one is mine, and the colorful one is my cousin's. I am VERY happy with how these turned out. I still have a turquoise skull in the pack I bought, so I'll be making another one for myself. just need to get another red rose. and some more round turquoise beads. or maybe I have some I can use on hand. guess I'll have to wait to find out once we unpack...in April...
EDIT: I totally forgot to link my matching earrings when I made them in September!!! go check them out! and now there's a necklace to go with it!
Alchamy513 and I were in a bead soup swap recently. I sent her beads and while she sent to someone else, she knew I was dying for some turquoise so she sent some to me!!! oh the beads I got! I have ideas for a gorgeous 2 hole bead but first I made a simple necklace that I simply adore. the focal piece is actually a magnetic clasp that I got from this bead kit I got a while back, the bugle beads I got at Wal-Mart, and the turquoise is from Alchamy513. hope you like!
I am 29 years old and I have a sudden obsession with Legos. I don't know why, it just came over me one day. I never had Legos when I was a kid, and I've been bitter about it ever since. so, I went a little crazy and bought a bunch of mini figs and Lego parts, and with some of them I made jewelry!
first up, grey Lego studs! I bought these earrings in red, white and black from Etsy, but it wasn't until recently that I became so obsessed with Legos that I decided to make my own.
then, I had been wanting Batman jewelry to go with my awesome Batman t-shirt. in the last earring swap, I did get Batman logo earrings, but I still had no necklace. so here it is:
my cousin saw the steampunk bracelet that I did for my cuff bracelet swap and fell in love with it. I mean CRAZY in love. so, I told her to measure her wrist and give me the colors she wanted and I'd make her one. she went nuts!!!
for those who haven't seen my steampunk bracelet:
I also made a Ravenclaw-themed one for the second Deathly Hallows swap:
this is the finished product for my cousin:
click on the pictures for larger pictures. whatcha think?
now, I have a pocket watch that I took apart a while ago, but I haven't figured out how to keep certain parts together and how I want to decorate the outside. so, I decided to make mine out of my beloved Fossil watch case and leather strap (the mechanism died and I couldn't get it repaired ).
I finally got my metal stamping set!!! it's only numbers and letters, but I'll be grabbing shapes as soon as I can find them. anyways, you might be familiar with my birthday necklace made from a penny (but if you aren't, there's the link) and now I give you a Washington state quarter with "Forks" stamped on it for a Twilight themed coin necklace!
the f looks a little wonky, but it was the first letter I ever stamped. it has a round topaz Swarovski crystal and light siam heart Swarovski crystal dangling from it for my Edward.