I've been inspired lately to make a couple of new necklaces. The first is made from a recycled bullet. It seems as if bullet jewelry is popping up everywhere--magazines, Pinterest, Facebook, etc. Travis had one used bullet, so I nabbed it and made this.
I used E6000 to affix a Swarovski crystal to the front, and accented the pendant with a pearl. This gave it a rugged, yet girly, look.
A few weeks ago I was browsing in my favorite local clothing store, and I came across a long necklace I loved. I started to buy it, but then decided to make my own, using materials that fit my taste. It's not an exact copy, but instead I used the necklace I saw as inspiration for my piece.
I love the long length, and the mix of copper beads, silver wire, and brown leather for the chain.
I wore this to work yesterday and got it hung on my desk, pulling one of the jump rings attaching the copper bead links together loose. Luckily I had tweezers with me, and set out to make the minor repair just as two new employees came into my office. Naturally, I fixed the necklace before completing their paperwork--priorities, right? Besides, they were a few minutes early, and who wouldn't want a free jewelry repair 101 lesson? (Okay, probably those two men, but they didn't seem upset!).
I'm currently working on my website. It's a somewhat slow process--there are so many decisions to be made! Hopefully soon I'll have it up and running!