Where before, I would peek into Hobby Lobby's or Michael's jewelry and bead aisle and avoid them with trepidation, I now purposefully tread. I have a mission and I have bead needs!
I'm not going to put a picture of the gift set I made because it is a surprise and I don't want to spoil it. After it has been given, I will put it on the blog. I do, however, have several other "pieces" I have made. I will admit that I did see some similar in a catalog and because they were crazy expensive, I decided I could make them myself, tweaked to my taste, of course. Oh and I'm thinking I will still have a jewelry party, cuz hello! free jewelry!;) So, here they are in all my novice handiwork:
This is a pretty long necklace. The beads are actually a smokey, gray glass, but the way the lighting was, it looks like its amber. Oh, well.
I think I'm going to end up modifying these earrings because they are just too long and heavy for my taste.
This was the second set I made.
The necklace is super long and I wrap it around my neck twice and it still hangs to about mid abdomen.
I thought these turned out pretty cute.
The bracelet had to be restrung a couple of times, but I finally got it to work! Yay!:)