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Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy 2012

Hello everyone and Happy New Year! I've been a very bad blogger, but I know I'm not the only one. I've also been a very bad jewelry maker. I've been off work since Dec 22, but barely made anything! A few things for presents, a quick pair of earrings by request - but I spent more time with the Wii and my current obsession The Legend of Zelda - Skyward Sword. I've watched quite a few movies OnDemand and hung out with some friends I hadn't seen in a while. But I just couldn't get it together to sit down in my jewelry corner and play!

Finally on New Year's Eve, I buckled down and made a few things, and then worked on a bit more yesterday. It is my New Year's Resolution to a) occasionally get a table at this weekly market near my parents' house and b) submit something to a magazine. I'm sure once I get back in my routine, the jewelry will get back in action too. I did get some grey and white sari fabric for Christmas, and then ordered some more the other day. Plus I got a few things for display purposes and I made some more of my business cards - so at least I'm starting to get on track.

Here are the few things I've made recently.

This bracelet started off with the intention of being a gift, but sometimes, you've just got to keep something nice for yourself. Some people might mind that there are rhinestones missing from the vintage buckle half that serves as the focal here. I don't. That, the clasp and the vintage glass pearls are from Heather boxes. The rhinestone rondelles are new.


This one features some of my new grey sari fabric and upcycled shell & brass drops (from Heather boxes! - the clasp too), and one of the amethysts I bought at the last bead show.

This fox pendant comes from my friend Jessi whose etsy shop seems to be missing. Maybe that's because I bought 7 or 8 of her pendants last week when she was in town and she has nothing left for her shop? It's such a cute lil fox, I wanted him to be the star of the show and just strung him on a piece of knotted sari. 

More elements from Heather boxes! She's such a wonderful source :) Also, little bits from a recent trade with Malin!

More beads from Malin, and pieces of my new grey sari.

Even more Malin beads, and some other goodies from my stash. These look like Judy Jetson earrings to me.

So there you have it. I've started experimenting with some Gilder's Paste, and now that it's dried overnight - I need to go see what I have to do next...

Does everyone else have jewelry-related New Year's Resolutions?


  1. Happy New Year! Love what you have made, specially the use of the silk sari. Wishing you the very best in 2012.

  2. Heidi, I'm passing forward a blog award to you and 4 other bloggers in today's post.

  3. I slacked on the jewelry making a little bit over the holidays, too. But maybe it's good to recharge our creative batteries?

    I'm loving the rhinestone bracelet! Also, I hear you on the resolution to submit something to a magazine -- that's also one of my goals. I have links to tons of blog posts on that subject, if you need any information or inspiration!

    Happy New Year!

  4. loving that pearl bracelet up top here - beautiful!!

    I've slacked off this holiday season as far as jewelry making too - I think you're right, a lot of people have!

    I have goals of managing my time better and hopefully that will lead to more organization!!

  5. Those bracelets are just gorgeous!

  6. oh that bracelet is awesome! and love the pendent combo on the first necklace!

    it has been a little hard to get into the swing of things lately. maybe that happens every year? humph. hope yours is off to a good start! :)


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