Saturday, December 26, 2009

Handmade Gifts - Sister-in-Law

Okay, so my brother is not technically married yet, but he and Kaylan have lived together for years and she is the mother of my nephew so I already consider her a sister. For Christmas, I made her several pieces of jewelry.

You might remember from this post, that she too admired Fordite and is a car lover. I also found out that she likes opals. So for this bracelet, I combined some rough opals I had with a Fordite clasp from Jess Imports.

When Kaylan was visiting us over Labor Day Weekend, she brought with her a bag full of vintage jewelry that her Mom had given to her that had been collected over the years from various family members. Kaylan pointed out these pale lime green cabs (originally a bracelet) and said she'd like me to create something for her with them. I came up with this necklace and earring set. The pretty little dangly pendant is another upcycled item (an earring) from some jewelry Erin sent to me. It has tiny leaves, flowers and insects on it. So, this vintage feminine piece is entirely an "old to new" transformation!Lastly, Kaylan had pointed out that she liked these oval stones I had (blue goldstone mixed with traditional goldstone), so I made this simple necklace for her. The copper goes so well with these, and then I had some little blue goldstone chips to wire wrap as accents.


Marie Cramp said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a lucky girl!! Fantastic presents!!

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

Everything looks gorgeous! Those are some luck relatives. I'm so happy you are finding ways to reuse that old jewelry. I knew you would! ;)