This pendants' picture was taken with my tablet, but a bit of adjusting with some photo software has removed the glare, but has made me aware of a bent wire under the glass hearts in the center. Let's call it creative license. Copper weave with red glass hearts, Item PA92. It made a place of honor in the gallery store window in Hendersonville.
I'm still going through unsorted jewelry that was packed awa, during my move from VA to NC. I just polished this lapis pendant. It's full of copper chaos curls. Its on its way to the Carolina Mountain Artist Guild item PGB34 $25. Thank you for stopping by my blog. Have a joy filled and creative day! Linda
Originally, these were vibrant red, pink and blue. Sad, so sad!
Failure! 10 pairs of earrings into the trash! 5 hours of my time, wasted! YUP! I used some very pretty 10mm cracked glass beads to make some petite earrings. I immersed them into liver of sulphur and polished them. Little did I know or think about the liver of sulphur finding its way into those cracks! Duh! It makes sense - now! Of course, there isn't anyway to remove the darkness of the liver of sulphur, so they are in the trash. Lesson learned! If you look at the beads you will see the cloudiness and the beads are completely void of luster, as well as the color is unappealing.
It's not always like this in my studio. Thank goodness! But, it goes to show that after 11 years of making jewelry, I still have something to learn.
Have a joy filled and creative day! Thank you for visiting!
Here's another bracelet from my batch from the other day. It all started when I was sorting my beads and parts. I found a box of links that I had made and forgotten. The links in this bracelet are fun to make, but take some time. I was soooo happy to find enough to make a bracelet and with St. Patrick's Day right around the corner, I decided to go with peridot green crystals. This bracelet is headed to Carolina Mountain Artist Guild, item #BB3 $38. Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a joy filled and creative day! Linda
My washer and dryer closet converted to studio storage.
I now trek down the hall to the community laundry center.
My kitchen counter does dual purpose when I need to sort.
When I moved to Asheville,NC last year, I did a quick unpacking of my supplies. During the last 2 days I've had motivation to finally sort and label many 'mystery' clip boxes. Oh, how I love clip boxes and of course my handy dandy label maker. I use the washer dryer closet for my supplies.
I found many lovelies that I had forgotten. The 2 polymer flower hearts have been found just in time to be made into earrings for Valentines Day.
Those empty clip boxes, near the coffee maker, were full. They are already destined to be used for completed inventory.
Did you notice how my sorting area is conveniently near my Keurig?
I've been cranking out bracelets. This is the first to be polished. It's antiqued (patinaed) copper, with love knot links, demin blue agate stones. The connector chain and the spiral charm are handmade. It is adjustable in length 6 1/2" to 8 1/2" Item BB2 It's new home has not been determined, but either Lost River Artisan Cooperative or North Carolina Artist