I used to write for a living. In fact, I’ve worked in some sort of writing job for more years that I care to count. So why is it I have so much trouble writing for my blog?
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Perhaps I should put most of my jewelry making supplies aside and just keep my beads and wires, since those are what I use the most.
Monday, July 29, 2013
In the blog post “Grab a bead and wrap it in wire” I shared photos of wire-wrapped pendants I made. Well, since I have a handful of those pendants I decided to make a necklace.
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Friday, July 26, 2013
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
When I started making jewelry back in the spring I would often find myself spending hours in the Creative Cave. Little did I know that once I started a blog about my crafty adventures that I would actually have to schedule my days.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Monday, July 22, 2013
Setting up my blog through Blogger.com introduced me to Google’s many options, including Google+. I’m still working my way through all of the opportunities with Google+. You can find my Google+info here.
Sunday, July 21, 2013
It’s good to have a camera around. I always have my cell phone with me as I tend to text photos of jewelry creations to Jules for feedback. But I've also been able to get photos on the not-so-creative days.
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Friday, July 19, 2013
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
The world of blogging has introduced me to a number of ways to share my experiences and learn from others. I would like to share one of those experiences with you today.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Monday, July 15, 2013
Sunday, July 14, 2013
I recently had an opportunity to share my handmade jewelry with family. I am not one to make myself the center of attention or brag about anything, so showing my work in person to someone outside the hubby and Jules, and my wonderful online audience, made me a little nervous.
Saturday, July 13, 2013
It took me a little while to get back in the creative groove after the Independence Day holiday. But this last week I did manage to get a few things accomplished in my Creative Cave.
Friday, July 12, 2013
There are lots of great places to purchase beads and other jewelry supplies - from craft stores to flea markets to online outlets. One of several online sites I use is Auntie’s Beads.
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Okay, I decided I want to make my own clasps for my handmade bracelets and necklaces, while at the same time figuring out the “hammered” technique. Here is the website where I got the idea: http://crafting.squidoo.com/Jewelry-Clasps
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Is there such a thing as organization amid chaos? My workspace in the Creative Cave has been getting pretty piled up. As soon as I try to pick up a spool of wire I knock a string of beads off of my worktable because I haven’t properly placed the beads in a container. But I am somehow always able to find what I am looking for, just not always quickly.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Monday, July 8, 2013
Sunday, July 7, 2013
Necklace ideas aren’t coming to me as quickly as those for earrings and bracelets. I still haven’t completed the beaded mess I have, but I have made a couple of necklaces that give me hope that I may be on to something.
Saturday, July 6, 2013
Browsing websites gives me all kinds of inspiration and I see all kinds of jewelry pieces I would like to make. I tend to "pin" the creations that inspire me on Pinterest. However, before I invest in more supplies I want to see if I can work with what I have.
Friday, July 5, 2013
Earrings, check! Bracelets, check! Hmmmm, perhaps I should move on to necklaces. What kind of necklaces should I make? I keep thinking I need to make something different and eye catching, but without any classes or training I am somewhat limited.
Thursday, July 4, 2013
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Monday, July 1, 2013
I recently had an informal dinner event to attend with the hubby and I thought “What better time to wear and possibly introduce my jewelry creations?”
Now, I am not one to be the center of attention, in fact it can make me a bit uncomfortable having all eyes on me, so I didn’t immediately start saying “Hey, look what I made.” This particular evening I wore one of my first handmade wire-wrapped cuff bracelets and a pair of my handmade earrings.