Moon Valley Reptiles (3 strand necklace)

My friend helped me with installing plugins and use wordpress more efficiently. I wanted to make her something as a thanks and since she has a business selling reptiles and goes to reptile conventions I figure making something to help promote that would be great.

Her favorite color is green I wanted to have that on the necklace. I struggled finding the right beads, in the end I thought wood beads and green beads would work, I found out I had some green leaf shape beads which I thought would go well with the theme. I then came across some shiny bronze looking beads in my collection that I added for a little more variety. Since my friend is left handed I made sure the clasp would be on the left side when it was being put on. It is is something small, but I think important to make it easy to quickly put on a necklace.

I actually made this and then cut it up and made it again. The letter beads where terribly out of line on the different strands. Plus the wood beads would sometimes slide over the crimp beads holding them in place. After remaking it the letter beads are correct and I was happy and think my friend was very happy with the necklace.

 

 

 

Skeleton Necklace

I had a friend who commissioned something for his soon to be 14 year old sister.  She liked things like vampires/paranormal romance, skulls, the colors pink and black.

After much discussion and my thinking I would get to make her a pair of pink skull earring (Sadly her ears are no longer pierced). We decided that a necklace would be good.

It was hard to choose between the coffin or a charm from “The Corpse Bride” I had. I ended up going with the coffin because it was bigger and it opened. I knew I wanted to use some spikes I already had, they just looked so cool to my inner 14 year old.  The chain was also an easy decision, even though I sat out 3 different ones, it was sorta pointless since this one was it. The big circles and gunmetal it just called to me to be used, the other chains job was to just reconfirm that.

I still wanted to use the pink skulls and my friend he said it was fine to put them on it, but left it up to me. In the end, I decided when you are 14 you can have pink skulls on your necklace! And if you look at the picture where it’s on me, they could almost be mistaken for earrings.

Hanging at the end of the necklace is a connector that looks like a bone and I added a heart at the end. I found these by accident when I was at the bead store trying to find gunmetal jump rings in the right size.

I am pleased with the necklace and my friend said his sister liked it.

 

 

Bunny and Books.

I made this for a friend. I just asked her what kind of jewelry and what kind of materials. She wanted a necklace made of chain.

I decided on a charm. No I wanted more than one charm, but not to many. I started with some book charms I have, she a huge reader. I needed one more… Of course, someone who likes bunnies should have a bunny charm! Finding them are easy, finding one you like, slightly harder.

Now the big part was the chain, I wanted a chain that was not completely traditional. Nothing I had worked. Looked at many stores. Just when I thought I would have to settle, I remember a big bead store into another city. They had just what I was looking for, I may go back and get more, since I really love this chain.

Commissioned piece

A coworker saw one of my necklaces and commissioned this piece.

This bracelet caused me many issues. I first made it with just the large beads, but then it was very hard to put it on, the large bead stop the bar from going through the hole. I then tried it with a lobster clasp, but hated how it looked, so back to the toggle clasp. I found these small skulls and it worked, but it took a little more effort then my coworker liked. After this picture, I took off one of the small skulls and put on some seed bead so it would be easy to get the bar through the hole.

Sad to see it go, may have to make one for myself.