Thursday, September 30, 2010

bracelets!


For the past year or so I've been wanting to start making jewelry. In the spring I bought all of these pretty spring and summer-like colored beads but like everything else, never got around to it. This week I finally did and I'm having so much fun with it!














I still have lots to learn but didn't think these came out too bad.
Would you wear one? Be honest now because I'm thinking of just maybe giving one away...stay tuned!

If anyone has any neat tips or a resource they would like to share, I would love to know!

3 comments:

Attic Charm said...

Hi Jennifer! So funny, I've done the same thing...except the part about getting started lol. I've collected all kinds of lovely beads/stones/findings and have yet to make anything - story of my life! I did manage to get a little practice in by altering and adding to some pieces I already owned. I've found lots of beading technique videos on youtube, so if there's some particular technique you're looking for you might try there. I also have "The Basics of Bead Stringing" by Debbie Kanan which I like as a resource. I love Amy Hanna's book "Rejuvenated Jewels: New Designs from Vintage Treasures" for inspiration too. Just a few ideas from a beginner who really has no business giving recommendations lol, for what it's worth :). So nice to see you posting again!
Laura

julie - eab designs said...

Happy to hear you've started making jewelry. Isn't it fun? My first thought that comes to mind is everything is so much easier with the right tools. I bought the Lindstrom Ergonomic pliers and they are excellent. Truly worth every penny! Looking forward to your sharing your new creations. - Juie

Attic Charm said...

P.S. Yes I would wear them all! I love the pink/cream combination bracelet. Keep going girl!