Little bit of everything

How was your weekend? Mine was great, and super busy!
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I ran my first 5k, it was the color me rad race! I LOVED IT!
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Went zip lining for the first time, I also loved it!
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And went hiking, super fun!

It was the best weekend I’ve had in a while, and I got to spend it with some of my family! Which made it even better!
I just got some new items in the mail to make jewelry out of, and I can’t wait to use them! Its like Christmas for me whenever I get a package in the mail. 🙂 So I wanted to share with you the new items I’ve got to make new pieces with.

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I really love these crosses, they are so different looking.
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As you can tell by my business cards, I love owls, so when I saw theses I knew I just had to have them! They are so cute, I will defiantly be keeping a set of them for myself!

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These pieces are going to be used on a new type of bracelet I am working on. I can’t wait to get started on them, and get them posted. 🙂IMG_0020

I have no idea what I will do with these beads, but they called out to me. They are this really pretty blueish green color. IMG_0021

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I am in love with using these chip beads in my tree pendants! It makes them look amazing!  IMG_0001

Thanks to a friend of mine who also makes beaded jewelry had her projects in Altoids containers, so that it kept everything together. And so I started collecting a few, and they work so much better then the big plastic pencil case I was using! My mother in law found the Penguin tin for me, and well penguins are an inside joke for our family. hehe so I love it most of all!

Sorry for the short blog post, life has been so busy lately I’ve barely had time to sit down.

Mary

 

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Necklaces ♥

Sadly I don’t have any new items to post for you guys this week. I really need to get some projects finished, and get some pictures taken, but in the time being here is a posts dedicated to necklaces! Enjoy!

Have you ever seen a beautiful necklace online, but wasn’t sure where it would lay? Here is a handy guide to help out!

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(Not my image, found using Google images)

I love necklaces, I usually always have a necklace on.  For some reason even though I love necklaces, I have hard time coming up with ideas for them. But one of my goals this year is to come up with some new ideas.  While I think up some new ideas, here is a look at some of the necklaces I’ve made in the past. Enjoy!

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I love this necklace, it was made with beautiful glass beads that were crochet with wire. This picture really doesn’t show how beautiful the colors really were.

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This was another of my favorites. This necklace is a one of a kind piece, I came up with the idea and wrapped the wire myself. It was surprisingly lightweight and very comfortable when worn.

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These nest pendant necklaces turned out very cute. And are also surprisingly light weight.

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I got addicted for a while to making these crochet wire necklaces. I loved how unique they look, even using the same beads no two every looked the same. The best part about these necklaces are that due to the fact that they are made with wire you are able to move the piece around and get it to a point were it feels like it was made for you.

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The tree pendant on the left was the first one I made. I instantly fell in love with it. The two on the right were custom orders that I love. I think the matching colored ribbon is really want makes them pop.

Next week I hope to share with where the creating happens. That is if it doesn’t look like a bomb went off! Check back next Wednesday to see!

Have a great day everyone

Mary

Earring love

Did you have a good New Years? I did, just a quiet evening at home. It was really nice. Well enough of that, now on to the jewelry.

I love earrings, I also love-making earrings. On my jewelry page  I tend to have lots of earrings a just a few bracelets, and necklaces. (something I am working hard to change, New Years resolution maybe?) But here are some of my absolute favorites that I’ve made over the years.

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If you haven’t checked my Facebook page yet, you really should. There is a great sale going on right now! (January 2nd to January 9th 2013)

Why Jewelry?

For as long as I can remember I have always loved doing crafts.  I’ve tried just about everything over the years Crocheting, Knitting, Sewing (Which I am HORRIBLE at), painting (no good there either) but finally one day I was wandering around a store and found their bead section and thought eh, why not lets see what happens… It’s been almost two years now, and I am addicted! I love everything about making jewelry, I love working with wire, bead stitching, bead weaving, stringing… Everything. There is truly no limit on what you can make.

Everyday I find something new that I want to learn how to make. It’s amazing! And I am so thankful for all the people that I’ve met during the short time I’ve been doing this. I’ve met some amazing people who also make jewelry and I am blessed that they have been willing to help me out so much.

Here are some examples of my work. Some of these items have already sold, but please check out my facebook to see what I currently have for sale.

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As you can tell, earrings are my favorite to make. 🙂

Which do you prefer to wear? Earrings, necklace, bracelets or rings?

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