Sunday, October 5, 2008

I was like a machine.

Well, I accomplished what I set out to do today - I made 9 necklaces, 2 pairs of earrings, and 1 bracelet. It was a great day! I guess a few weeks of only enough time to jot down or sketch ideas paid off because I knew what I wanted to do and I had all the supplies gathered to do it. There are still a few ideas on the list, but that's what next weekend is for right? With a hair appointment, vet appointment and tests in both of my classes this week I know I won't get back in the studio until next weekend. Esh!

Unfortunately, since it had gotten dark out by the time I was done I could not get very good pictures of my progress. However, here is a shot of a few.....
Everything was very Fall themed with lots of leaves, metals, and earthy stones. I was recently inspired to try a new component after seeing Lorelei use a few in her designs. I have walked by these wired circles time and time again at my local store, never giving them a second thought. Now I am hooked on them and used many of them in different shapes and metal finishes. I even took the wire off one of them and had lots of ideas of re-wiring it with seed beads or something, someday.

I took breaks throughout the day to do a load of laundry or wash dishes. Jon was studying all day and he went to the corner store for nourishment for us. Not the most healthy (pizza, Combos, and a Little Debbie Brownie) but oh well. I later took a break to go to my Art Center's 60th Anniversary party. It coincided with the opening of the new exhibit and an outdoor art sale that had been postponed due to the heavy rains a few weeks ago. Please do check out the link, as it is a great place and I am so happy to be involved with it!

So, you must be wondering what I am going to do with all the new jewelry I made..... I think first I am going to take it into work tomorrow. One of my friends there asked for 4 necklaces for Christmas gifts so I am going to give her first pick. A few other ladies have voiced interest in seeing my things so I will show it to them as well. Wouldn't it be great if I can home empty handed! But then again, I would like to list more things on Etsy....... We'll see how it goes.

3 comments:

Lorelei said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi!
Thanks for referencing my necklace in your blog post. I am so appreciative! I'm glad you started using the wired rings! Did you see Heather Powers piece where she used one as a clasp!? It was awesome.
I can send you the link if you didn't see it.
You were so productive! I am so jealous. I just barely got one bracelet done. But good news is, someone reserved it.
Taking jewelry to work is awesome- I do this too sometimes. I think it helps, people like to see things in person. good luck! I hope you sell it all!

peacockfairy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Ohhhh, no, I didn't see the Heather Power's piece. Please do send the link!

Lorelei said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

It's pictured in this post on her blog.
http://humblebeads.blogspot.com/2008/09/how-many-beads-can-beadmaker-make.html