10.20.2012

Jewelry Makin'

I picked up a new hobby this summer while I was in Memphis. I had to! I was getting pretty bored and boredom and I don't do well together.

Since it was far too hot and sticky to spend time outdoors, I was limited in hobby choices. Also, Devin and I drove to Memphis with full cars and I knew we would be returning to Utah with full cars, so I knew my new hobby needed to be compact.

So, what's a bored girl with limited space supposed to do? The answer: make jewelry.

I started off by making basic bracelets I had found on Pinterest. They turned out to be glorified macrame bracelets, only one step above what someone would make as a 10 year old at summer camp. Not wear worthy. I will not post pictures simply because it's not worth taking the time to take pictures of them.

Then, I started making bracelets using a technique called bead stitching. They are beautiful and I wear them all of the time.

After making a million of those bracelets (yes, I have many, many more than I have pictured), I decided to venture on over to necklaces. I have a necklace that I bought at a boutique in Georgia a couple of years ago that I always get compliments on. I busted it out and took a real hard look at it and realized that I now knew enough about beading and jewelry making that I could in fact make a similar necklace. So, I taught myself how to make these necklaces; A proud moment for a beginner like me.

Yes, I have a ton...sorry, a TON...more than I have pictured above. I literally went through my closet and made a necklace to match all of my shirts!

I have started an Etsy shop to sell them online, but I have not yet finished posting all of the pictures and descriptions of them. So, when my Etsy shop is ready to go, I will add another post with a link to that!

6 comments:

Stacy LeCheminant said...

Dang, Christina! Nicely done! Def def fo sho sho post when your etsy is up. I'll TOTES buy one!

JaRele said...

Love them Christina! I really want one of those bracelets. Can you make me a necklace tough enough to withstand baby chewing?

Becklyn Marie said...

I love the bracelet you sent me for my b-day! It's so pretty!

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IrishGal18 said...

Wow!! I am very impressed, these are awesome and very pretty! Very talented too! I hope you don't mind if I shared your blog with a friend of mine who also makes jewelry in her sparest of spare time!

Tricia