Monday, February 27, 2017

Craft Along with GIY: Challenge Accepted

Hey, readers.  I did it.  I threw my hat in the ring, and took part in Craft Along with GIY.  The theme for this month is letters and numbers.  After 2 years of it sitting amongst my craft supplies, I finally made use of my letter A pendant.

Since I was out of silver chains and limited on silver wire, I had no idea how I was going to turn this thing into a necklace.  After a lot of overthinking and checking out necklace designs online, I decided to make it out of beads and eye pins.  Normally, I only used eye pins for earrings and small necklace details.  However, I put my paranoid fears aside and went for it.  Voila!

Craft Along with GIY Project: Complete.  Til next time. 

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Quick Update

Hey, readers.  Blogger's block has set in again.  I've been spending most of my time lurking online, getting nit-picky with my outfit customizing on second life, and trying to think up a new jewelry making project for this month's Craft Along with GIY theme.  All and all, the past couple of weeks have been uninteresting.

Before I end this post, I would like to pose a question to you all.  What do you think about these kind of blog posts?  Ones where I just talk about myself and what I'm up to.  I try to keep posts like these to a minimum because I feel like people aren't really interested in them.  In my opinion, posts like these are a nice break from the pressure of trying to post about only goth/alternative things.

Let me know in the comments.  Til next time.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Rearranging and Earring Making

Hey, readers.  In my last post, I talked about and showed off a jewelry set that I had recently made.  Late last night, I took a look at the necklace from it and realized that I wasn't that crazy about the placement of the bead work.  So, I took the necklace apart and changed the placement of it.  Here's what the necklace use to look like.

 And here's what it looks like now.

I removed 2 of the split rings that I used to attach the first chain to the key pendant and just ran the chain through it.  Next, I added the bead work to the chain ends.  Then, I reattached the second chain.  Since, I could easily put the necklace on by pulling it over my head, I removed the toggle clasp.  This simple design fix makes the piece look so much better. 

Today, I was in another jewelry creating mood.  So, I decided to make some more earrings.

Another productive day in the bin. How's your week been going so far?  Let me know in the comments.  Til next time.