Monday, May 27, 2013

And the next crop of things....

Let's start off with the simplest one of the bunch: A repurposed tassel and chain, and a porcelain bead from a friend's destash:

Next, a wire wrapped bullet casing (shell?) with a cameo button.  This may not be done yet, and might need the cameo popped off and re-glued, as it looks off-center.  I'm not sure where I'm going with this yet, but I'm having fun.

Ok, these are absolutely lovely, and I'm proud of them.  Destashed brass stampings and pink plastic.  Light as feathers!  For reasons unknown, I watched "Pretty in Pink" the other night, and I was all "omg, I want to wear all that repurposed thrift store goodness that was carefully calculated by coldhearted executives, too!"

These are actually prettier than the accessories in the movie, tho ;)

And finally, the most demanding one, in terms of time.  I had to let this baby cure overnight.  There's a washer I picked up outside, driftwood and a shell from a recent beach visit, a brass "coin", and filigree from an old dollar store earring.  And scrap chain to finish it off. The thing's hanging on a brown grosgrain ribbon.

That's all I got for now, folks!

Sunday, May 19, 2013


The elusive Liz in her natural habitat.

Yeah, I'm still here, but it's been nuts lately.  These are the first things I've made in a couple months.  MONTHS, people.  Months.

I can't keep going without some creative outlet, even if it's "just" earrings.  I started by refurbishing a broken old pair:

These have seen some wear, so I think I'll keep them.  Next, I'm redrafting the earrings I wore on my wedding day.  I didn't put too much thought into them on the day, I was all "yay, bees!  that's auspicious for weddings!"  and on they went. But the cool bee dangles were not set off as well as they could have been. Now I shall fix that!

And these are in really really early stages of planning.  The blue and gold striped glass beads are too pretty not to use, but what to pair them with?  I have so little yellow in my bead stash. I might have to....go shopping.  Heavens forfend!

And yeah, that's about it.  Just sitting around on a rain sunday morning (for rainy it is where I am - all weekend).  Thinking now of some toast perhaps. Or tea.  Who knows what hedonism this morning will witness!