Monday, July 23, 2012

Steampunk jewelry and fishing!

I added some more chainmaille earrings to my etsy page, so go check 'em out!!

The biggest piece I finished last week has a steampunk theme to it...I love it so much I will probably keep it for myself instead of selling it! :P  I think it will be a great piece to go with my Halloween costume...which is still just an idea in my head.  And here it is!

I ran out of the smaller gold links, so once I get more I will be able to make a matching bracelet as well.

My next project is a new pattern for me and I'm really liking how it's turning out!  I love the colors I chose and I found the perfect embellishment to add to the piece when it's done.  Here's a close up on the weave.

And now on a personal note: My Everything Hurts!  We went dip netting on Saturday and managed to get our entire household limit IN ONE DAY!!!  My husband caught all the fish and I gutted them so he could get back in the water faster.  At one point he was catching them faster than I could clean them!  It was an intense day.  And here's our 45 fishes!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Cherries and Chainmaille

We bought a bunch of fruit yesterday and I've been eating a ton of cherries!  It's fantastic when we actually get our month of decent fruit, too bad it's such a short time.

I've managed to get two more chainmaille necklaces done and up on etsy.

The first is black ice with black accents and a purple heart pendant.  It was a lot of fun to make and a new design for me.

The second is a double layer of royal blue and sky blue with sky blue accents and blue hearts.  This was also a new design for me.

Here's a close up.

The next necklace I'm going to work on will be bronze and gold with a bit of a steampunk theme.  I'm looking forward to seeing how it turns out!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Back and crafting

My husband and I went to Lake Tahoe over the 4th of July weekend for his sister's wedding.  The fireworks on the lake on the 4th were amazing!  The wedding was beautiful.  I got a massive sunburn - after applying sunblock.  The kitties were very happy when we got home, and we were happy to be home as well.

I finally managed to host my first craft night since our big move.  I finally finished a necklace I had started several months ago.

Here it is again with the earrings.  Now I just need to make the matching bracelet and the set will be complete!

I was bad though and didn't start the bracelet...I started a new necklace instead!

I still have a lot of work to do on this one, but I really like the color combinations.  I'm excited to see how the finished product will look.  :)  I went through all my beads during my craft night and I have a lot of ideas for combining beads with chainmaille.  Now to just find the time to actually put some of these ideas into reality!

I've added new items to my etsy site, so make sure you go check it out!  I also added a few of the same items to eBay for some extra exposure.  I am always open for custom orders!