My new Etsy Shop

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I have decided to put some of my items on Etsy, including this lovely sea inspired bracelet. I’m excited to share these with everyone and hope you check out my shop and come back often!

To visit my Etsy shop, go HERE.

Holiday Boutique this Saturday, Dec 12th, 10am-4pm

Please come this Saturday, Dec 12th, from 10am-4pm to 9168 Fox Fire Way, Highlands Ranch. I’m really excited to be a part of this Holiday Boutique! We will have 10 vendors selling a variety of items featuring: caramels, candy, gift … Continue reading

Freshwater Pearl Necklace

I am a big fan of pearls. There are so many possibilities with freshwater pearls- they come in all sizes, shapes and colors. Even so, I tend to gravitate towards the whites or creams or pale pinks. Those are my favorite! I found inspiration for my necklace below from this Sundance necklace. I really love the Sundance style but don’t have the money to buy the jewelry, so I like to recreate it for a reasonable cost. This necklace cost under $10 to make! The chain was repurposed so that made it even better.

I attached three pearls to each other using a jump ring, then I attached three clusters of pearls to three different places on the brass link. I made five of those. Then I attached them all together using jump rings and then attached the strand of pearls to a large decorative brass headpin on each end. I finished it by putting a double chain on each side and closed it with the hook and eye clasp. Love it!

Supplies: brass chain, white fresh water pearls, bead tipped head pins, brass decorative links, heart hook and eye clasp, and a bunch of jump rings. I actually ended up taking out the large brass rings.

Supplies: brass chain, white fresh water pearls, bead tipped head pins, brass decorative links and head pins, heart hook and eye clasp, and a bunch of jump rings. I actually ended up not using the large brass rings.

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Finished fresh water pearl necklace.

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The finished necklace is 18 inches long and fits nicely below the neck.

Sea Glass Jewelry Tutorial and Necklace

Sea Glass NecklaceI was so excited the other day when I found a small bag of sea glass I had collected when I was living in Hawaii. What a fun treasure! So I thought it was about time I made those little pieces of glass into something beautiful. Here is the completed sea glass necklace I made. I love the way it turned out!

Supplies for Sea Glass Necklace

To make the sea glass necklace I used nine pieces of white/clear sea glass varying in size, silver crafting wire (I think about 18 gauge), two different types of silver chain, 4 silver headpins, a hook and clasp, 10 white/grayish fresh water pearls, and 4 silver fire polished Czech glass beads.

 

First I wrapped all the sea glass with wire, making them into pendants. I used the wire for the pearls also. I used headpins for the glass beads. Then I spaced everything out evenly and attached them to the thick silver chain. The glass beads I attached to a small section of the thinner chain to hang in between the pearls and glass. Then I attached the thin chain and the hook and clasp to complete the necklace.

Here’s a picture tutorial for how to wrap sea glass:

wire wrap sea glass tutorial