I'm April Bell and I make jewelry. I have an Etsy site for my jewelry under the name Stella Magia Designs. I have created this blog as a space for me to showcase items that I am working on or have made whether they are for sale, for gifts or just for me.
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Sotoday I was having one of those do-nothing days… not because I wanted to though and not for lack of trying to get things done, but as they say, my get-up-and-go got up and went; leaving me behind, twiddling my thumbs. In fact, if you asked me what I did today, I would have absolutely no idea.
Tonight, on the other hand, was a completely different story! A night or so before, I found a tutorial for doing tubular netting. I had done netting before but didn’t quite see the potential in my designs at the time. I hadn’t even come across the tubular kind. After I saw the video, I had a vision of changing the netting to make earrings. So this morning, I put “earrings” among all the other things on my to-do list.
While nothing at all got done during the day, I decided I wouldn’t let the whole 24 hours go completely to waste. So I sat through two movies, Pretty Woman, which was on TV, and Kinky Boots (great movie! Look it up!) and brought my vision to life! (Does that phrase make me sound like a mad scientist?)
After I finished them, Rob (husband) was just starting to put on The Seven Samurai. He looked at the earrings and liked them so much that he gave me a fist bump. I guess that was his seal of approval. He says I should be really proud of them. I am. …and I’m really in love with these earrings.
Here are my pretties!
A more close up view
I wanted to call them "Snozberries". Don't ask why. It just came up in my head while I was making them. I thought they had a berry feel to them, but I didn't know of any berries that are this color. Rob says he didn't think that would be a good idea. LOL