Jewelry

Brown

Part of the cufflink/jewelry box included some of my grandma’s jewelry.  This was made from a necklace that was these beads with gold tubes.  I’m still trying to figure out what to do with the gold, but in the meantime, I made these brown earrings.  Currently my only pair of brown earrings.

 

 

 

Yellow

This was one of the first original pieces I made.  I bought the string of the yellow orbs because I hoped the biggest one could be used to replace a knob for a pot lid.  The hole was too small, so I decided to make a necklace.  It seems a little too much with all the orbs, so I made the earrings to match–the first time I made earrings.  This is my only yellow jewelry.

 

 

 

Dinosaur

This was a tie pin of my grandfather’s.  Once you take off the pin part, it turns into a nice option for a necklace.  Metal glue and a spacer bar and I made a fun necklace.

 

 

 

 

Blue cufflinks

My grandfather died and I received a nice cufflink/jewelry box filled with cufflinks and tie pins.  None of the men in my family wanted them (we are not really a cufflink kind of family) so I debated a lot about what to do with all of it.  This pair was really pretty, blue glass stone with a metal back.  Both sides are nice to look at so I had to decide what to do, how to do it, and which side to show.  

I cut the links off the back–a fairly difficult task–and managed to get jump rings onto the remainder without mangling the metal back.  Add some hooks and I have a really nice, very pretty pair of earrings.

Earrings and necklaces

My job involves a lot of talking on the phone.  Posted earrings tend to dig into my head so I almost exclusively wear drop earrings.  As such, the earring I make are on hooks.   

There is also a lost and find, where many single earrings end up.  So I turn those earrings into necklaces.