Tuesday, July 13, 2010

A Nautical Experience

Last night I learned how to make jewelry with my wonderful neighbor Candice.  I had no idea how hard yet easy the whole process is.  Candice has some amazing jewelry and she sells her pieces at jewelry shows, which are similar to someone hosting a Tupperware party. At the end of the summer one of her co-workers is hosting a party at her house and Candice will sell her pieces there.  I did not realize how talented she is!

Apparently I started my first jewelry experience on an intermediate level than a beginners level.  I had to learn how to use headpins and how to bend, cut, and twist the wire to properly secure my beads to my chain. I also had to figure out the best way to lay out all the pieces and then use jump rings to secure the pendants. For my first attempt I think I did pretty well!  Candice did a pretty, 1940ish necklace that I think is adorable.  Tomorrow she is going to teach me a few more things and I will make some new pieces. I have a lot of ideas on what I want to make. I also convinced Candice that she needed to set up an Etsy page for her jewelry and that I would take the photos for her using my super awesome camera. I also told her she could make her own boxes using my Cricut if she wanted.  I sense the beginnings of a small online business brewing! :-)  I am still contemplating if I want to keep my first piece or if I want to sell it. I made earrings and a charm bracelet to match - I am going to keep the bracelet for sure, I love it!  Here are a few pictures of our work from last night.  Let me know what you think!

Getting all set up to begin putting the pieces together. 
The final product.
Those are the earrings I made to match the necklace.
A close up of some of the pendants. The flash makes these have a gold tint but all of the pieces are a dirty silver color.
How it looks on a person's neck.The
The necklace, bracelet and broach that Candice made. Aren't they beautiful! I'm going to learn a lot from her!

1 comment:

  1. Both sets are beautiful! Great job for your first time!