I never make jewelry for myself, I always make it and give it away. But about a year ago I bought some beads for myself and promptly lost them. I found them this past week and they finally became the projects they had been envisioned.
(although they still need clasps!
Earth Goddess - Unkanite and Leopard Jasper
Voodoo Queen - Carved Bone, Vintage Jet, Amber drops, and matte seed beads
My Grandmother's Cameo Reborn - My grandmother had this cameo for as long as I can remember, she told me it was a gift from her father's mother when she got married. When I was a kid, I loved looking at it. I was going through a bag of jewelry my grandmother gave me after my oldest was born and I found the cameo at the bottom without the necklace she had always worn it on. I hide it away not wanting it to get lost or broken. On one of my last trips to my local bead store, they had all these gorgeous vintage beads and this one set reminded of of glass I had been cataloguing in my Archaeology Lab. When I got it home I realized that it would look perfect with the cameo. So ramble over her is the only one of my new necklaces with a clasp -
Close up of the cameo and beads, but mostly the cameo