Friday, April 3, 2009

What I've been doing....

I haven't been finishing up my taxes....


I haven't been Spring cleaning...


I haven't been painting the rocker from the previous post...


I've been making jewelry!


It has been soooo much fun. Definitely a new obsession.
I've been collecting beads and buttons and bling and sparkling stuff forever.
But, I've just been a collector.
I like how all these pretties look in displayed in glass jars.
I like to add bits and pieces to craft projects.


But, I've never really made jewelry.
I've been talking about it for a loooong time.


I decided just to go for it...
I mixed some vintage beads with new findings.


These are some practice pieces.
And a few gifts.
And a few keepers.


I think I like the bracelets the best.


And these necklaces with the flowers on the side. (Really popular right now.)


Lots of bright, Spring colors. So fun!


I'm going to be making more to add to my shop.
Hopefully in time for Mother's Day!


Have a great weekend!

29 comments:

Jackie said...

Really pretty!! That's great that you just got in there and started creating - and what a beautiful payoff!! Very inspiring!

Nerissa Alford said...

These are just gorgeous! You would never know you are a new jewelry designer. Thanks for the eye candy
Nerissa

Melissa Lobdell, Little Melfred's Studio said...

Heather!!!

WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!! Your jewelry is absolutely gorgeous - perfectly feminine with the most beautiful color choices! LOVE IT ALL!

xoxo-Mel

Lilli said...

Oh My! These are beautiful! You really have been busy :)

natalea said...

these are all so pretty Heather!
xo

Scrappy Jessi said...

hey sweets,
your jewels are gorgeous!!
i have a few of those caboshans. i made mine into rings,
your are so cool.
ooxox,
jessi

Heidi said...

Oh Heather! really love them! especially the grey!
:)Heidi

Kris said...

So pretty! Love the sparkly springy colors.

SweetAnnee said...

I love the jewelry..you HAVE been busy..
woohoo
inspiring ..and lovely

Deena

Stephenie said...

I don't even know what to say...I JUST LOOOOOOOOOOVE THE JEWELERY!!! You did an amazing job...I think that about sums my thoughts up...JUST BEAUTIFUL!!!!
Stephenie

barbara burkard said...

...SIMPLY STUNNING! tried IMing you...the kids LOVE LOVE LOVE THEIR GOODIES!!!! thank you sooo much!!!

hee hee...my word verification below is CONES...LOL

Sandy Michelle said...

Heather, Your jewelry is beautiful! I am looking to buy a ring with a pink rose like the one you used. Do you make rings as well?
Sandy

Michele-thisgoodday said...

Soooo pretty, Heather! And so much more fun than spring cleaning or taxes!!!! LOVE them all!!!
-michele :)

Ali @ Betty and Violet said...

Wow, these look gorgeous ~ so feminine with a vintage twist ~ love them!

Stephanie O. said...

What talent you have, girlie...I love the necklaces and bracelets. The last photo with the green bracelet is particularly eye-catching!

thegardenofpinkshadows said...

Hi Heather - guess what? You are one of the four winners I randomly chose in my blog giveaway! I already have your address, of course, so I'll be sending you a little surprise package next week.

Thanks for lovely comments!

Melissa

Stacy/Creativemuse said...

OH MY! These are so stunning! Yeah I bet you feel Fabulous! Each gift receipient will surely be in love! I am soo glad you are saving some for you too! That is the best...I looked at the post you led us too ...so pretty! Love them!
Warmly,
Stacy~Creativemuse

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5023227
http://www.flickr.com/photos/52895107@N00/
http://creativemusewhereinspirationsflourish.blogspot.com/

Sarah said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE these!
Sarah
Vintage Lily

Irma's Rorse Cottage said...

Love the jewelry! It is all so lovely.

Hugs :)

Irma

Caryn Lynn said...

These creations are beautiful. I'll be looking for them on etsy in hopes of buying one of the necklaces with the side flowers.

Andrea Villarreal said...

Om my gosh those are fantastic. All of them! What talent you have and the color combos are awesome. Thanks for the peek. WOW!

Birds of a Feather said...

Ooooh, you've been a busy bee! Love these creations, especially the blue bracelet ~ very pretty!

Jennifer Paganelli said...

Heather these are wonderful!!

dede warren said...

I thkn we are all obsessed with jewlery right now! I have been doing the same and rying my hand at putting bits and pieces together.

Love these bright fun colors!
Dede

mendytexas said...

I love your beautiful jewelry! I love playing with beads too..I know you will do well in your shop!

Elyse said...

hi heather,

these are stunning, that's right, stunning! great colors. i love the green. very very cool.

no spring cleaning for you -- just jewelry making!

xo

vintageragz said...

I love those flowers....they are so feminine. Do you mind me asking where you purchased them from? What are they called? Looking forward to seeing some jewelry added to your shop
Erin

zoe said...

Omg is just so beautiful these jewellery you made! so talent girl:*
I love to come by again! Wonderful blog!

xoxo
Zoe

Amanda Willey said...

Absolutely gorgeous! So simple and elegant. Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations.
See you in November!