I just wanted to share some of the jewelry I’ve made using swags, ornate plaques, and necklace bases from B’sue’s Boutiques. Visit her shop here, like her on Facebook here, and you can even join her creative group on Facebook here!
Some of these pieces have already sold, some are in my personal collection, and some are still for sale in my etsy shop StrandedInTheCity. Enjoy!
So I didn’t see it in time to join Erin Prais-Hintz’s Toast of the Town variation blog hop, but I made my own version today anyway! You can see all the other versions at Erin’s blog “Treasures Found“. The necklace can be worn SEVERAL different ways: twisted, short, long, clasp on the side, clasp in the back, and more. I’m selling mine in my etsy shop StrandedInTheCity. Enjoy!
In my previous post Tassel Necklace Project, I explained how I created my own gold-tone version of a Stella & Dot necklace that I love, and already own, in silver-tone. I also worked on a different Stella & Dot inspired collaboration recently with my BFF Nikki.
We are both head over heels for Stella & Dot’s Windsor Tassel necklace so we decided to make our own version. We started by taking a gold colord eye pin and snipped it to the length we wanted, then cut several pieces of goldtone chain in various lengths and “strung” them on the eye pin. After creating a loop in the cut end, we attached one end of long gunmetal chain to each loop. For the next step, it helps to place the necklace on a dressmaker form (clip it in the back if you have to). We draped a few additional pieces of gold chain over the eye pin and then wrapped Industrial Chic rhinestone trim around the chain a few times (below the eye pin) to create a tassel shape. If you are not familiar with Industrial Chic by Susan Lenart Kazmer, you can check it out here and purchase it at Michael’s. The trim can be secured with wire or glue in the back. Very easy and chic, and a great DIY version of an amazing design by Stella & Dot.
Happy Halloween everyone! I just wanted to share this photo of me with a couple of co-workers dressed as characters from Dr. Seuss’ “The Cat In The Hat”. Thanks to tying our theme to work and writing a little poem full of company jargon, we won first place. The only downside? The Cat In The Hat doesn’t wear any jewelry 😦 I hope you all have as much fun with your costumes as we did!
I started making jewelry about 5 years ago per my mom’s suggestion. I’ve always been drawn to the arts, but jewelry design is where I’ve really found my niche (thanks, Mom!). For the first few years I would just carry my supplies around in a plastic container and bead all around the house. For the […]
I went to my first Bead Fest this weekend with my BFF Nikki and had a blast! I got to meet Sara Lukkonen of C-Koop Beads. I’ve loved her enameled metal components since I first saw them on the cover of the November 2010 issue of BeadStyle. I also scored tons of metal flowers from Donna Rasco of Unique Creations. They will be perfect for the garden style necklaces I’ve been making lately (see my previous post “Inspiration Strikes!” or check out my etsy shop StrandedInTheCity to see what I’ve been up to). I got an AMAZING bird bezel and tiny vintage style ornament along with a couple of tins of Gilder’s Paste at an awesome price from Beth Botak of Kabela Design. Be sure to check out what she created with the same bird bezel in the next issue of Bead Design Studio magazine! I visited with and bought from several other vendors. Here are a few pics of my loot. Enjoy!