Dangly bits

I’ve been wanting to do this for awhile now.  I have to admit, I’m happy with the results.image

I’ve glued tiles togethet to make bigger images and spell things on the back, but I’ve never added charms. 

 The next step will be to find screw-eyes in different finishes. Until then,  I’ll enjoy the process of matching charms with images.

 

 

Guinea pigs (or, Meerschweinchen)

I have to thank two people who have fostered my love of jewelry making: my mother and my sister-in-law, Hedra.  Both have served as good sounding boards, consistent cheerleaders and great spokes/sales models for  what I make. And now, as their birthdays approach—Wednesday and Friday of this week—I like to use the gift-giving occasion as  an opportunity to try something new.

The theme for both of them this year is crystals. Mutti’s favorite color is aquamarine; Heather is moving beyond purple and asked for something with turquoise. We’ll see how they react. 

  

Actually, Mutti is getting two pairs of earrings. In the non-crystal pair, I realized that I really enjoy the flat square stitch and am now wondering what else I can do with it. 

  

 And Heather is getting a new bracelet. It’s impossible not look at it and see anything but the flaws. You know,  I have until Friday … maybe I’ll undo it and then redo it.

I’m a little leery of posting picture just yet in case either of the checks this blocks. But, if they do, the: Hey, I had some visitors!

Now it’s time to sweep up the glitter spill that happened earlier. Come on, homemade cards need glitter.

Stay tuned, I’ll post their reactions after their birthdays.