My first necklace! I used marbled green beads in 2 sizes (larger in the front and smaller around the neck), silver-coated wire, and simple wrapped loops for the connections. I really like how it came out (despite the fact that it doesn’t really go with my orange shirt here, haha). : )
Jewelry!! I had no idea how awesome making jewelry could be, but trust me, it is *awesome.* I’m having so much fun with it and have so much more to learn. A friend showed me the basics last weekend, and then this past weekend I picked up some supplies and made a handful of earrings… and now all I want to do is make jewelry all day long forever and ever. : )
I made the blue earrings in the photo above with some cheapo beads from Michaels, some sliver coated wire, two sterling sliver ear hooks, and a few jump rings. The design is modeled after a store-bought pair of earrings that I’ve had for a while. Each earring took me 2-3 hours, but I’m only a beginner so I assume you can make these in a lot less time. I love how they came out!