Ok, I know you are having a Sweet n Shabby Overload today. Three posts !! Wow !! From the shy girl who lurks in the background most of the time. :)
I thought you might like to see what I have been working on the last few months. I have been so bed-ridden, and happily found something I could do while laying down resting . I have always wanted to paint my own pendents, so Ta- Da ! here they are. :) I painted tiny little's a few years ago ( see here ) and wow, time flew and I am just picking that back up now.
I am still learning this whole jewelry thing, so they aren't great. It is hard to know what to put where. I don't think I have that natural ability for effortless jewelry making like some do. I cant do vintage grunge. ( Please, if you are a jewelry maker, please DON'T think I am saying you are dirty !!! ) I LOVE that look of old, used and loved on, but I have an A type of personality, and just letting things not MATCH is testing me enough, lol !! :) I have scrubbed and cleaned all of these old gems :) (Plus for me there is the whole Germ thing being ill )
Wow Rhea, really stick your foot in it !!
Anyhooo..... If I haven't insulted anyone ( I hope not ! ) I will continue...I love the sparkly-sparkles and soft pearly hues. I was TRYING to say, that I like shiny NEW silver, mixed with a bit of old. I wont be making very many of these. Just here and there as I am forced to "Be still " :) So here goes, please be honest and let me know if they are gaudy, stupid, or passable. It is always a bit scary to create something new. This little bracelet I painted violets onto a Mother of Pearl disc. I used lilac and white glass pearls.
I was inspired by the extra large rhinestone earring on this necklace. And was going to make it into a bracelet after painting a rose on the cabochon, but as I pulled different jewels and beads out of my stash, it became a necklace. I love the pink Cats Eyes with the Pearls :)
This one I LOVE, and was the first one I made. Sweet Forget-me-Nots on a Mother of Pearl pendant, and Soft blue and white glass pearls. I had to add a bit of vintage sparkle :)
And this one :) I used vintage cream pearls and aqua. Love ! :) I have so many Yummy greenish aqua and Blueish Aqua beads that I had to add a bit of each. I love it with the creamy pearls :) So, here is the last one. I have made the chain, just need to paint the pendant. Peachy pink and cream. This one has all kinds of vintage goodness. The pink beaded chain, pearls and Swarovski crystals too :) This is the only goldish one I made. Ok, Now I have a question. I really don't WEAR jewelry hardly EVER. Yes, how silly is that ? And when I do wear necklaces, I like them really long. I am a jeans and t-shirt kinda girl. Taking me hiking any day over a mall. :) So what Length/s do you all wear the most ? I have added chain to all of them, and can size them accordingly, but I am curious, and curiouser, what the best sizes are and why :)