Sunday, May 10, 2009

My Mother's Day Gift to Myself

I have a pretty hard and fast rule when it comes to the jewelry I make for sale: no acrylics!
But when it comes to making things for myself, I break the rules.
Take the necklace I made myself today - it has very big acrylic beads but they are so interesting and colorful, I just couldn't resist them. 

My friend Keli and I put together a stash of beads for a local group that helps mentally challenged folks and when I looked through Keli's stash, there were these creamy, beautiful turquoise beads that kept saying, "Keep me! Keep me!" So I did.

And today, I sat at the beadboard and pulled together a few firepolished Czech glass rondelles, some mother of pearl shell bits, and various glass beads and made this necklace. Of course, I couldn't leave it at that. It wasn't finished just strung up that way. No, I had to add my beloved delica beads, of course. But this time I added fringe beads as well.

I'm pretty pleased with the results.


  1. Brava! It's good to give yourself gifts!

  2. It's good to make something for yourself every now and then. Good for you. I love your peace jade necklace.


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