Monday, June 1, 2009

Just getting started...

I've been thinking about starting a blog to post some jewelry designs for a while. Well, it's easy enough to the the thing started, but what should I say?

OK, a little about me. I love jewelry. All kinds of it. It doesn't necessarily need to be "fine" jewelry, just something pretty that completes the look I might be going for on a given day. Maybe it's something sentimental - you know, a charm left over from a favorite childhood bracelet that I just couldn't give up or a pin that my grandma used to wear.

My mom made most of my clothes when I was a child and I loved having things that were different from everyone else's. Same with accessories - I didn't want something that looked like everything that was in the stores, so I made some belts, macrame stuff, some necklaces. All this lasted until I had my own family and jewelry creativity got brushed aside...though it did not go away entirely. About ten or more years ago, I started to buy the odd strand of beads, or a few unusual buttons and I always had the idea in the back of my head that I'd "do something" with them one of these days.

About five years ago, I began to play with the beads and I haven't stopped since! Here are a few photos of work that I done. I'll post more as the blog develops.


  1. Hey, are you still knitting?? You COULD knit some jewelry if you are ambitious!

  2. I'm interested - though I think I will need some re-education.