Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Taking advantage of the craft closet...

Don't forget to sign up for my necklace giveaway...it ends on Thursday, March 11th

I know I am supposed to be working on the long 'ol list over there on the right...but there are a few things that are standing in my way. One of them is a HUGE project, but no before and after pictures would ever do it justice. I am in the process of scanning all of my scrapbooks from birth till the day before I got married...that's 25 years worth of scrapbooks...it's A LOT of books. I'm scanning them so that I can eventually print them in hard bound books which will take up MUCH less space AND so I can get rid of the actual scrapbooks. I NEVER look at them as they are and they are taking up a lot of space that I need...Anyway, scanning 70+ pages per book is taking FOREVER...so, while I sit at my craft table putting page after page on the scanner, I figured I should pull down my well organized beading area and get creative...

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I made this necklace for my sister last summer some time. I accidentally cut the tail of the beading wire too short and it was buggin' her neck, so I finally got around to restringing it...

Then I fixed this necklace I made myself, that Lil D so kindly broke for me over 6 months ago.

then I figured, as long as I had my jewelry stuff out...might as well make some more...

A neighbor of mine was wearing a necklace this past fall that was simply a long chunky chain with a bauble of beads hanging on the end. Turns out...that they were 2 separate pieces...

So...I took some of my chain and made a simple necklace with a toggle closure.
Then...I wire wrapped some white glass pearls on to a separate small piece of chain and attached it to an oversize lobster claw...

Hooked it on the chain...

Wallah...

What I LOVE about this necklace...I can make an endless amount of "bauble" type things in any color, beads, etc and then change it out for whatever I want to wear it with...LOVE IT!

I am going to make a few more and will take pics along the way so I can do a tutorial for it. It is super easy to make and I can't wait to show you all the fun "bauble" ideas I've got in my head.
(and like all of my beading sessions...it led to another trip to the bead store last night after Lil D was tucked into bed...and a long night on etsy searching for more supplies:)

I will probably put these up in my etsy shop once I get some more made.

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9 comments:

agirlsmusthaves said...

Sister I need that....how much you going to charge me??? Thanks for fixing my necklace I can't wait to wear again soon!!!!!

Linda said...

Your work is so pretty...luv the clip on idea! Hope you have a FUN day:) I'm lovin' your new blog look:)

Blessings,
Linda

Jamie Bailey said...

Love the bauble necklace! I made one kind of like it for my sister-in-law a few weeks ago. Once I get my house put together, we need a serious beading session!!!

Julie said...

I love these! I've been on a necklace kick these days! Check them out on my blog!

Colleen said...

What awesome necklaces you make! I'll have to check out your etsy shop.

Leanne said...

THose are so pretty. I love necklaces. THanks for visiting!

AJ said...

Teri, I love you and miss you! You are so crafty. I LOVE the new look of the bo-log. I looked at your list to the left and it reminded me about the TV. Unfortunately, this is not gonna happen for me right now. My car needed fixin' when I got back from vaca and the rest is history.

Are you doin the Payson pageant?

Lori said...

I love your all of your jewlery. This necklace is to die for.. Greatjob..

Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thurs. Please come by next week for another great party.
Lori

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

That is drop dead gorgeous! Sophisticated and beautiful!

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