Monday, April 23, 2012

Earring Photobucket test

So I recently took a bunch of pictures of earrings for a friend to see and I figured uploading them to an old Photobucket account would be easier than posting them individually.  So now I'm checking to see how well I can post them from Photobucket to my blog. I will just post a few of them here and then link to the album. Enjoy.
Hey, that was easy! I'll try another below.
So this is probably how I'll do it from now on
As long as this works in other places that I link my blog to, this will be the method I use from now on. Here's a link to the rest of the collection: Earrings Sp2012

I see this making blog entries a bit easier... at least where pictures are concerned.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Winter's Last Snow

So this entry was supposed to be written a couple weeks ago but life got kinda hectic. It’s about a theme I was working on. Back in the last half of March, I had plans for the weekend that fell through. In deciding on alternate plans, I realized that it was only a few days before spring.  Then, the phrase “Winter’s last snow” came to mind and a series of jewelry around that phrase.  I went about gathering all of my white/clear beads as well as a few other colors that seemed “icy” to me.  The jewelry here is what I came up with.

Now you may be wondering, why would I do seasonal stuff at the end of the season. Well, actually, figured that I’d be early for bridal season.  All this white would look lovely on a bride.

I call this one "Ice Queen" Bracelet because it just looks royal, doesn't it?
This one is my favorite, well, until I add the next picture probably.
 I think these next two pieces are just plain elegant.
 This was originally going to be a necklace but I thought they would make nice earrings as well
 And here's the bracelet to go with the earrings.

This set, I made quite a while ago meant to be a bridal set, but I needed to work on it a bit more. I figured it would fit right in with this theme.  I call this the Snow Flower set.
 Not very happy with the quality of this picture but I forgot to take another picture of them all together again when I changed the background. Individual photos  follow.

Lastly, this is another of my favorites. Normally, I don't really like gold in jewelry but I love it when paired with white for some reason. Well, here's a good example of the reason below :-D
I call this Golden Lights because it looks like it's "on"!

As it happens in nature, winter likes to seep into spring a bit and so did these projects.  But now I’m going to put my snowy beads away and go back to working on my previous challenge of using old patterns that I’ve collected over time.  I know you’re excited about it… almost as much as I am!