Aack! I can't think of anything. Jewelry making or repairing? Ummm, maybe.
12 or so years ago I was doing a lot of beading for earrings, bookmarks, necklaces. Then I gradually stopped to where I was only doing an occasional repair of some existing item.
My daughter asked me, a month ago, if I could shorten a necklace I had made for her. I did that. Then Christmas Day she asked if I could fix a necklace which had come apart at the jump rings. THEN I was sitting there at my beading table, but there were items all around and excitement rose in me.
The necklace for repair. I only had silver jump rings so of course I had to go to the bead store.
Since the bead store was closed, I took out a kit I bought from Cocopah. a couple of years ago but didn't make it.
It's started now and nearly finished. Pretty beads.
Golly, what a mess.
Here are a couple of items I have made in the past, some are potential gifts others I wear.
A necklace on silk cord.
A close up blur of the beads
This is a book thong aka a book mark. I saw some for sale in a bookstore for $6. Then I made some. They don't fall out if you drop your book.
One season, or actually only a month, I got excited about making beads from paper. Here are some I made, but never used them. Still I think they are pretty.
Here are some earrings I made that I wear especially the middle ones. The reason I don't wear the one on the right is I've misplaced its partner. The red and black ones were perfect for my red and black opera outfit which I no longer have. Perhaps I should have included the earrings when I gave it away.
Last my absolute favorite me-made item. I did copy it from a beading book, I made it with gold wire, citrine, and co-ordinating beads. It's prettier in person.
That's all for this post. Happy New Year.
God Bless You.