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2011/130: Create

And so I did.  My first attempt at making jewelry. I bought the flower charms sometime last year, and added one to my charm bracelet. Then last week I bought the green beads and thought they would go perfectly with the green center of the flowers.
Wrapping the headpins (the piece that goes through the bead) was not easy, and I can’t even tell you how many of them I messed up!! It looks a little sloppy, but I can deal with that 😉

Before I made the earrings, I made this necklace, insprired by Becky’s Necklace. My best friend sent me the little camera charm as a surprise, and I just HAD to make a necklace! The little frame (you can see just a small part of it in the top of the picture) was a bit of a problem. I used to see them at Michaels Arts & Crafts when I had no need for them, but when I needed one, well, there were nowhere to be found! Thankfully Becky had one in stock and sold it to me, and all I needed to do was decide on a picture. I also found headpins with a tiny little heart at the end… couldn’t have been more perfect! I only ruined three of those headpins in the process.

(Facebook friends can see a different shot of the necklace in my Wall Photos album)

16 responses

  1. dalia

    these look awesome! you did a great job!!

    10. May, 2011 at 06:42

    • Thank you! I’m very proud of myself 🙂
      Although I’m not completely happy about how the frame pendant on the necklace turned out, the glaze seems to be slightly yellowish? I had two sets of pictures printed, and will have to compare the two, but chances are, I’m going to redo it when I can find some pendants. Would be nice to have some with different pictures to switch them out, too 😉

      10. May, 2011 at 06:50

  2. How fun and pretty!

    10. May, 2011 at 07:39

  3. Becky Sue

    Great job! Are you wearing them today?

    10. May, 2011 at 08:04

  4. These are wonderful! Having tried my hand at making jewelry (and being unsuccessful at it), I know how difficult it is. I think you did a great job. 🙂

    10. May, 2011 at 08:25

  5. The photos are beautifully crafted to show off your work. Being one who is all thumbs when it comes to making things in the real world (I’m pretty good in the virtual world of computers) your dedication and talent is excellent.

    10. May, 2011 at 12:41

  6. Really pretty – nice job! I don’t have the patience for work like that – some days I have trouble just hooking the necklace or bracelet I am wearing!

    10. May, 2011 at 15:45

  7. doreen3boys

    just another creative outlet………very impressive, I would never have the patience for that!

    10. May, 2011 at 18:39

  8. I’ve always wanted to try making jewelry, but I have so many “want to dos” now that I’ll never get to them all. I can barely get photographs in each day Great captures of your “jewels”. 😉

    10. May, 2011 at 21:05

  9. Cute, cute cute! Well done.

    11. May, 2011 at 02:01

  10. Daneen

    Very pretty! Is there anything you can’t do?

    11. May, 2011 at 08:44

  11. Love the earrings, I’d wear those! ^_^

    13. May, 2011 at 02:35

  12. I love those earrings!

    16. May, 2011 at 10:27

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