Thursday, July 20, 2006

Of beads & baubles……

I was telling my friend Gina that I treated myself to some beads the other day. Not that I need them mind you. I have 2 large plastic totes full of divided containers, bags & jars of beads, but I have been in such a slump lately with making jewelry I hoped that maybe by getting something new I would be inspired. This is not the best arrangement for storing things, it’s hard to see what I have or find what I am looking for but it’s the only one I have at the moment. I did decide yesterday that I needed a new arrangement for how the beads are arranged in the smaller containers in the larger totes. I need to get them organized by main color instead of by material. I started on that last night & made some head way but I think that I am going to need some more floss boxes first. So as I sifted though the first couple boxes grouping beads by main color I did get a little inspired & made a couple of items.

The first is a bright & cheering colorful bracelet that I am going to call my “Beat the Monday Blahs” bracelet. I wore it on Monday & found myself looking at it often as I trudge through another blah Monday work day.

Then I finally put to use a nickel from 1868 coin that my dad gave me a couple years ago. I think he got it off Ebay & it came with 2 holes drilled in it. He thought I might be able to make something out of it. So I made a bracelet, with the coin, matching earrings & a necklace from a silver Celtic cross that I picked up at a garage sale a few years ago.

I think that might be a good start to getting out of my jewelry making slump. If I can keep at it that is!


Anonymous said...

Hey, the Beat the Monday Blahs is an awesome bracelet!!! How fun to look at. I'm sure it brought alot of smiles from all who saw it!! And the coin/cross ensemble is way too cool!!! How fun!!


autum said...

I love all of it!! I would love to be able to whip myself up a cheery bracelet like that. Great job!!

MéLisa said...

Thanks Gina!, but DQ & TFG are not into jewelry so it was wasted on them!

Autum~ Yeah but you whip up an entire kitchen in a matter of a couple days!!!! I'll make you a bracelet if you redo my kitchen! Wahahahaha! (But on only in my new house when we move, whenever that might be! Hahaha!)

Angela said...

All the beads are so pretty! Love the pretties you made too. 8-)

LLA said...

Hey there - I wanted to thank you for stopping by BadFortuneCookie yesterday, but did not have an email address for you!

In a way, I'm kind of glad that I didn't have an address for you, since it led me here... Such lovely things you make!