Sunday, May 23, 2010

Get the Jewelry Tools Out Again!

While spending time with my friend B yesterday, we were invited by a good friend of hers to a jewelry showing. Her friend makes wonderfully creative jewelry, and had made much more than her own jewelry box could hold, so she decided to sell some of it and share the profits with a charitable organization.

I thought the whole idea was wonderful! Yes, I have a half of a closet full of beads and jewelry potential, but I was willing to look at someone else's creations and contribute to her cause.

I found two pieces of hers that I really liked (well, I really liked it all, but couldn't have it all!) I found two pieces that I purchased! One was a pretty pearl and amethyst creation, and the other was a very special piece that I chose to go with a new dress that I bought for an event tonight.

The new piece has a big crystal pendant with Swarovski crystals adorning it. It is so beautiful, and will go with the dress so well. But it is a copper color in findings, and these are really not easy to match. I needed earrings to go with it, and didn't have anything like it.

So I got my own jewelry tools out. Had a hard time finding some of them, since I haven't done jewelry making in quite some time. I had to take a trip to Michaels to get the right size and color of crystals to match the necklace. I dug deep into the stash of jewelry stuff and found the copper findings I knew I had somewhere. And I think I came up with something that goes well with the necklace.

What do you think?

1 comment:

Ty'sMommy said...

Wonderful!! I have been thinking that I need to get mine out again, too. Actually they ARE out, and I made a bracelet on commmission for Mother's Day, but there is so much more I want to do if I could just work up the motivation!

Well done!