Posts filed under ‘Red’

No. 15 Wacky Wires

Can you tell that I’m trying to get away from the green thing? These are glass and resin beads on bits of wire twisted this way and that. By the way, the great thing about having kids is that you have wonderful props for these pictures. Although, this clock is actually mine; an “antique” from the 70’s.


May 27, 2008 at 3:12 pm 2 comments

No. 10 One is the loneliest number. . .

For a brief moment in time and space there were two of us, but now after 72 hours I am alone. Why didn’t she secure us with some earring stoppers. Now I have to hang on this oversized martini glass surveying peoplekind without a mate. Great sadness.

As you can tell I’m in a wiry mood. I guess it makes sense. Once you learn how to string a bead you want to graduate to the lofty heights of wire work. It’s April and here is Number 10. Only 89 to go. Yikes!

April 16, 2008 at 2:52 pm 3 comments

No. 6 A Girl’s Best Friend


Well, they aren’t quite diamonds, but they will do for now. These earrings feature a red millefiori bead and some small Swarovskis all chained together with some basic loops. I think this lineup would also make a great necklace. Now I just have to see if I have enough crystals. . .

P.S. The Monopoly game was my Valentine’s present to myself. It comes in this girly jewelry box looking box. The tokens are chihuahuas and movie star glasses and instead of houses you build malls. Just a little something to nurture consumerism in eight-year-old girls early on.

February 19, 2008 at 1:18 pm 1 comment

No. 3 Origami Hearts

A pair of dainty little origami hearts. To make them use your favorite origami heart folding technique and make four hearts. I used 5 x 5 cm paper scraps. Then glue two hearts together, which leaves you with one pair. I varnished the hearts to make them more sturdy. I then pierced them (very dramatic) with a pin and eased a jump ring through the hole. From there on out it’s up to your creativity: turn them into earrings, make a bunch for a charm bracelet, or skip the piercing and glue a pin back to the heart.

January 17, 2008 at 3:56 pm Leave a comment

The Resolution

Here is my project for the year: I want to make 99 different pairs of earrings over the course of the next 12 months. That averages about 2 pairs a week. We’ll see how I fare with this resolution.