Tuesday, June 30, 2009
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Sunday, June 21, 2009
Here is another bracelet I made. It is another "Under the Sea" bracelet but this one is made with Purple and Turquoise beads for Em.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
I lost track of blogging for awhile! I haven't been knitting much either. I think I needed a mental vacation from just about everything.I started making jewelry again though. It's nice to have many hobbies so that you can switch back and forth between them so you won't grow tired of any of them!
I've made some jewelry with silver and gold wire and some with beads. I've been making mostly earrings and a couple of bracelets and a couple of necklaces. Today I took a class in Lampwork Bead making. So much fun and the creative possibilities are endless! Here are half of the beads I made today. These were made in the first half of the class so they are not that great. But, I still love them!
Top left - white with light blue and red dots
Top right - solid lavender encased in clear glass
Middle left - solid cobalt blue rolled in silver leaf and then encased in clear
Middle right - 2 lime green (my very first beads and not very round!) and orange, encased in transparent turquoise with white dots that were melted flatter than the ones on the top left
Bottom left - white round with orange and light blue dots
Bottom right - solid red with squiggle lines of light blue and white
It was such a great experience. The class was pricey but well worth the money. I will definitely go back for another one!Here are the necklaces. The one on the left is browns and pinks and I kept it for myself. The one on the right was made as a Birthday gift for my friend Rox (Happy Birthday again Rox!)
I made these earrings for the same friend to go with the necklace. I LOVE them! They were an experiment and I can't wait to make a pair for myself.
These are the first earrings I made when I started taking classes. The beads were strung on wire, then that wire was coiled, then another thicker wire was put through the center and the whole thing was coiled again.
Next are all of the earrings I have made and kept for myself. The first pair below were made with gold accents and clear beads with flowers inside. I didn't realize it before, but I could make these beads now. It is just lamp work with flowers "drawn" with glass and then the whole bead was encased in clear. The second pair were made with jump rings and glass bead dangles. I have had these beads for years and love them. I am glad I finally found a good use for them.
Posted by Deb Baker at 6/14/2009 04:08:00 PM