Showing posts with label Jewelry. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jewelry. Show all posts

Thursday, April 4, 2013

YW Activity

Once  a month I have an activity with the young women in my church. I need to come up with something quick and easy for the girls to do. Since Mother's Day is coming up and I have a ton of beads in my stash it was perfect to show the girls how to make jewelry for themselves or gift giving.

Monday, June 11, 2012


This past Sat. was my friend's daughter's birthday. I called and asked what she would like.  She just had her ears pierced so she asked for  earrings. She also likes blue and pink so I pulled out my jewelrymaking supplies and made these two sets of earrings for her. I made these earrings using sterling silver, freshwater pearls and glass beads. 

These pink earrings were fine until I took the pictures. I noticed the small beads at the bottom of the hearts were not the same colors. I tried to convince myself it would be ok. 

I didn't do a very good job convincing myself to leave it alone, so I cut it up and fixed it. I am much happier now :-)

The second pair of earrings I made were these. Michael's had these round beads that you could add another bead in the center so sticking to the blue theme, I added a large blue bead in the center.

I pulled out an old tin box that I've been keeping forever to re-cycle. I cut up some patterned paper and glued it to the top and the inside to cover up some writings that came with the tin. I then took some thin poly batting scraps and glued a few layers to the bottom. I cut up a couple of cardstocks to hold the earrings, stuck the earrings into the batting so it would stay put then wrapped it with a a ribbon and the gift box is ready to go.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Tile Necklace

Our girls made these tile necklaces at their young woman activity one night. They gave me this one to wear. I love the simplicity of the design. I was told it was really quick and easy to make. You can find the tutorials for this by going onto Pinterest and search for tile necklace tutorials and a bunch will pop up. I don't know exactly which tutorial was used for this, but they all look about the same except for the glue that's used.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


Last Saturday our church held an auction to help raise money for the young women to go to camp. I was asked to donate jewelry and a tote bag. I donated this necklace and earring set I made. I made them using  sterling silver, Swarovski crystals and glass beads. I can't show you the bag yet because it's a new pattern and I am still working on finalizing the instructions. I will share as soon as it's done.

The giveaway is still going on until April 20th. If you follow my blog, leave a comment to enter to win my Bloom zipper pouch pattern or your very own zipper pouch made by moi.

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Mom Bracelet

This is a mom bracelet I made for me. I made it using Swarovski crystals, freshwater pearls and sterling silver. The letters are also sterling silver. I love pearls so I usually try to incorporate it into my jewelry design when I can. There's a gem faire that I used to love to go to when it comes around every couple of months, but I have a bit of jewelry pieces left so haven't gone in quite a while. The more I look at this bracelet, the more I want to take it apart and change the crystals out and replace them with my children's birthstone colors. Well, that's it for today. Hope this gives you an idea for Mother's Day.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Eyeglass Chain

This is another eyeglass chain I made. These are super easy to whip up. I used glass beads and seed beeds. I also made the adjustable piece to hold the glasses since I couldn't find any already made to buy. It came out better to make them so I don't have to hunt high and low next time I need to make eyeglass chains.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Eyeglass Chain

I haven't made eyeglass chains in a while. This one is for another friend of mine. She asked me to make one but didnt' specify what types of beads so I went for what I had in my drawer. I used pink seed beads, golden looking teeny tiny beads and the larger beads are jade beads I bought at a really good price a loooooong time ago. Hope she likes it.

Life in the Pitts

Monday, April 19, 2010

Freshwater Pearl Necklace

This is a freshwater pearl necklace my friend asked me to fix for her. The string broke and I don't know how long she's had it but she gave the beads to me in a pill bottle. Wish I took a picture of it for you to see. I took some really good beading wire and used that instead of silk thread because it will be stronger than thread. This should last for a very long time.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Ribbon Pearl Necklace

I saw a similar necklace minus the flower ribbon in a catalog from a company I don't think I should name for over $40, ouch! My sister gave me these gorgeous glass pearls about a year ago and it has been sitting in my jewelry drawer. This was the perfect opportunity to use them after all, I have a ton of ribbons sitting in my ribbon drawer. This necklace would make a perfect gift for Mother's Day since it's coming up pretty quickly. Now, here's my question to you:
Would you like a tutorial for this? If I have alot of requests for the tutorial, I will get it done for you since it takes a bit of time to photograph and write everything up. I just want to make sure there's enough interest before I do it.

Have a SUPER day!

You'll need:
Large beads/pearls
Ribbon (one for necklace, one for flower)
Embroidery Floss/Silk thread

1. Cut your ribbon about 50" or depending on how long you would like your necklace to hang. Allow for at least one inch per bead. Determine your starting point by dividing the number of beads in half and add 1" per bead. Start measuring from the center towards the end of one side of your ribbon to determine starting point. Sew a really good knot to start make sure it's secure and won't come out of the ribbon.

Thread one bead. See the picture below how I pinched the ribbon to wrap around the bead? This is to line up the ribbon to the bead's hole. Put your needle through the ribbon. You'll weave the beads around the ribbon back and forth until you've used up your beads. Secure the thread as you did in the beginning. Take your ribbon and make a knot. This will hide the threaded knot you've made. You can see this knot in the finished necklace I wore.

2. Cut a 36" piece of 5/8" organdy ribbon, you can cut yours longer if you would like a larger flower. Put needle through the beginning of the ribbon, leave a 5-6" tail. Sew long running stitches.

3. Hold on to the thread you've left a tail at the beginning, pull up the thread where your needle is. Check to make sure the threaded side of the ribbon is at the bottom. Pull both ends of the thread tightly together and tie off. Referring to the picture of me wearing the necklace. Sew the flower onto one side of the necklace.

Show and Tell Green

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Jewelry Set

This set is for my friend. I made it using silver and glass beads. I chose clear so it would go with anything. I also created an extender chain so the length can be adjusted. I still have some more to make so will post as I finish.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Ocean Breeze Necklace

Hope your weekend is going great. I have been busy so haven't created much so I am sharing a necklace I made a while ago. My 12 year old gave me these beautiful beads and I made it into this necklace. It is by far my favorite that I've made or maybe it's because she gave me these beautiful beads? I had enough to make a pair of earrings too.