Thursday, July 28, 2011

My jewelry days ...

Over the past few years,
I made quite alot of jewelry.
I sold quite alot of jewelry too-
at craft fairs, at work, mostly to friends through friends-

I haven't made any in the past year.
Ever since I started blogging-
odd isn't it?
a blog about creativity and I stopped creating jewelry!

But, I was in Michael's craft store the other day
and the beads are gorgeous-
Bead Landing™ Lampwork
My heart began to pitter patter and
I couldn't pull myself away without first picking some silver beads up-

I hesitated because I do have bins and bins of beads already-
but I saw these silver beads and knew immediately
that I needed to make a watchband with them-
All you need are 2 strands of beads, jelly wire, and 4 hooks-
Feed the jelly wire through beads, ending with the lobster claw clasp-
pull the thread through the clasp about 3 inches-
knot it and thread it back through the beads for a 2nd time!
Both bead strands should have lobster claw clasps on each end-

And that's exactly what I did!!
Clip the strands onto the watch face- VOILA!

So simple, but I think it's a beauty-
something I will wear anytime, anywhere-

I have other bands to clip to this watch
 but I think this has a modern flair
with the chunky silver-
so simple to make-

 I'm never gonna make it as a hand model-lol!
So, simple, cheap, fun-what else can you ask for??
Well, take care, gotta fly- Claire

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  1. Claire, As mixed media artist, I think we all have jewelry making somewhere in our history. It's a great jumping off point. I love your watch! I still like to cruise down the jewelry isle at Michael's.

  2. Pretty, pretty!

    Hope you will drop by and enter my $50 Gift Card Giveaway!! If there are 500 entries, the amount will increase the Gift Card to $100.


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