Friday, May 14, 2010
I mixed some of my soldered charms with beaded necklaces. I like the way they turned out. I used some of my favorite charms, one with a frog prince (you can't stop looking for Mr. Right but you might have to kiss a lot of frogs!) one with the Eiffel Tower and one with a young couple kissing under water. I love the under water one because my husband and I have actually done that! Our friends make fun of us because we have only been married for 2 1/2 years and so we are still lovebirds. Oh, I almost forgot one of my very favorite images- the moon face. I LOVE moon faces and this one is great. I put it on a metal choker and made a beaded necklace to go with it so it will be sold in a set. These are listed at femininecharms.etsy.com
Once I got in the zone I just kept going. I have not been able to get jewelry off of my mind. When I'm in bed there are ideas floating around. When I'm driving down the road, I'm planning out the arrangement of beads for the next design.
I always wanted to try wire wrap so I bought some sterling silver wire and dove in. I just love the feminine look of beaded linked necklaces. These are three that I made about two weeks ago. The wire wrapping takes a long time and then taking pictures, writing descriptions and listing on Etsy take time too! I'm hoping I will get faster as I get used to it. These are on Etsy at femininecharms.etsy.com