December 31, 2014

Making a Personal Talisman - Handheld Prayer Beads

Cheers to a new year


2015, here I come!  

I love a fresh start.  I'm well rested after the hustle of the holidays and ready for everything that the new year can bring.

I've decided to take on a few new challenges this year - one being participating in the Year of Jewelry  (YOJ).  This is a personal challenge to create one piece of jewelry, every week, for a year.  I've tried before, but never completed the challenge.  I know this is the year!

With a little luck 


Every week, the YOJ provides an optional theme to jump start your creativity.  

December 10, 2014

DIY Wire and Bead Christmas Ornaments

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...


I love this time of the year.  My Christmas tree is up!  And the house is decorated.  

And as I hung each ornament and admired them, I couldn't help but think that I really should make some ornaments.

Easy to make wire and bead ornaments, DIY


And so I did.  And you can too!

December 2, 2014

Holiday Jewelry Tools Wish List: Wubbers Jumbo Tapered Pliers

(S)he's making a list


It never hurts to have a list - especially when it's a list of goodies that people could consider buying you as gifts this holiday season.  And don't worry, if you miss the holiday (I celebrate Christmas), my birthday is a few days later...

So, what would I like to find under my tree this year?

First up are these Wubbers Jumbo Tapered Round Pliers .

Yes, I know they are different looking, but that's exactly what intrigues me.  They are designed by Sharilyn Miller, a wire wrap goddess in her own right.