Sunday, September 12, 2010


My niece is turning 11 next Saturday.  She is turning into such a young lady and I am loving it, even while I 'm trying to figure out exactly how it is possible for her to already be 11.  Time flies.  With her new found maturity she is starting to like more grown up things so for her birthday I have created her some jewelry.

First two bracelets made with glass beads on Stretch Magic 1 mm jewelry cord.

Then I decided she needed an even more grown up bracelet, so I created another glass bead bracelet, but this time with wrapped loops using 24 gauge non-tarnish silver wire.

I didn't want my sister to be too jealous, so I made her a drop for her neck wire.  It's a large stone bead and a small glass bead on 20 gauge non-tarnish silver wire with a sterling silver bail.

While I was on a roll, I decided to fancy up some pony tail holders; for these I also used stone beads and 20 gauge non-tarnish silver wire.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Nearing the End

I have been scrapbooking events leading up to our wedding, the wedding and honeymoon.  I was very excited to be almost finished when I started arranging the honeymoon photos, but I realized that there were lots of pictures missing!  BOO on my organizing skills!  I thought I had everything all there and cropped and ready to go.  I had to switch gears and order pictures...that was done over a week ago and today after work I am going to pick them up...finally!  Hurray.  Maybe I will be finished with scrapbooking wedding things from two years ago and can actually start filling the book with events since then.  Better late than never though, right?

Some of the pictures I will be picking up!
Then I can move back to jewelry making!  I have gotten back to beading and really loving it.  I posted some pictures on Facebook and my wedding coordinator asked if I was taking orders...uh, yes...sure I am!  This weekend I hope to finish scrapbooking the honeymoon and make some bracelets for Courtney's birthday; my niece is turning 11 on the 18th.  Then everything I ordered for the custom piece should be here and I can get busy on it; I hope to be finished with it in the middle of next week.  The bride's wedding is the 25th!  She had a great idea, she wants her something blue to be one bead hanging from the clasp in the back.  Love it!