Monday, September 30, 2013

Making plans for the week - jewelry, crafts...pruning?

   It’s Monday! I’m ready to get moving on a week of jewelry making, crafting and chores. I guess…lol. 

Sunday, September 29, 2013

My first try at handmade rings

   Well, I decided it was about time I try to make rings. Oh boy has this been an interesting experiment. 

Saturday, September 28, 2013

It's still college football here ya go!

   It’s a college football Saturday and the Clemson Tigers are playing today. So by now it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the subject of today’s post is football. 

Friday, September 27, 2013

A necklace from yard sale goodies

   I have accumulated an assortment of beads and jewelry findings from yard sales. I decided it was time to make use of some of those items. 

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Wire jewelry and a hand "claw"

   I wanted to create something fun with the wire jig. Somewhere amid the hours of Internet and Pinterest searching I’ve done for wire jig ideas I came across a Christmas tree. I gave it a try.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Another experiment with the wire jig: Earrings

   I wanted to play some more with my wire jig, but I wasn’t sure what I would make. I put all of the parts out in front of me, grabbed some wire and decided to see what I could do. 

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

From Pinterest: Psalm 23 bracelet

   I always find projects I would like to try when I look at things on Pinterest. Whether it is a fancy dessert, a home renovation project or unique pieces of jewelry, I will save these pins thinking maybe someday I will give them a try. 

Monday, September 23, 2013

Grab bag makes beautiful necklaces

   In the blog post "Grab Bag of Goodies" I talked about using the very pretty beads that came in a grab bag from Auntie’s Beads. I still had more beads and findings in the bag so I decided to put them to use and make some necklaces. 

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Random topics and photos from the Creative Cave

   I take lots of pictures when I 'm making jewelry in the Creative Cave. Only a few make it to each day's blog post. 

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Colorful and fun holiday bracelet and earrings

   In yesterday’s blog post I gave a little tease that I wanted to make more holiday jewelry. Well, it took a few tries but I did get a couple of things made. 

Friday, September 20, 2013

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Monday, September 16, 2013

Fun yard sale finds!

   Although I consider myself an early bird I got up earlier than usual this morning. I’m anxious to get to the Creative Cave and make more wire jewelry. 

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Friday, September 13, 2013

Happy Friday the 13th!

   I’m giving my wrist, hand and fingers a rest from making jewelry. That said I only have a few more things to write about before I need to make more. 

Thursday, September 12, 2013

A new bracelet - straight from the wire jig

   Oh boy! I am so excited to share this post with you. I pulled out the wire jig I have and was determined to make something with it. 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

A success and a challenge in the Creative Cave

   When I first started on this blog adventure I did so to share my successes and challenges in making jewelry. This post will share both – a success and a challenge. 

Monday, September 9, 2013

Must-haves in the Creative Cave

   In addition to the standard beads and wire I use when I make jewelry, there are quite a few other things I always have on hand in the Creative Cave. 

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Trick-or-Treat in September

   I finally made myself sit down and make some kind of holiday-themed jewelry. In this case I made a couple of Halloween bracelets. 

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Fan jewelry for a football Saturday

   I got a little busy planning and organizing for today’s college football game. Notice I didn’t say cooking. The hubby is the expert at that. 

Friday, September 6, 2013

Maybe I should stick with jewelry!

   I completed yet another wire-wrapped cuff bracelet. I should probably get moving on selling some or giving some of them away. I also decided to break away from jewelry for a while and try something else. 

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Combining paper and glass for handmade jewelry

   I’ve had a collection of paper beads just sitting to the side of my workspace. I decided it was time to do something with them before I made more. 

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Motivation from friend requests

   I really like it when folks express interest in the jewelry pieces I create. A couple of recent requests got me motivated to make several bracelets.

Monday, September 2, 2013

These are a few of my favorite things…

   In addition to crafting and blogging I enjoy visiting Pinterest to get ideas and inspiration. I have Pinterest boards for my handmade jewelry, my blog and jewelry and craft ideas. But I also have boards where I pin random things I find funny or interesting. 

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Easy necklaces from yard sale finds

   I’m always looking for new ways to make necklaces. But sitting recently in the hot Creative Cave something occurred to me.