Archive for February, 2010

Thing-A Day Day 7 Colored Tiger Tail, Pearls, Rose Quartz and a Carved Stone Rose by smac

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

I have no clue what the rose is carved of! It’s a semi-precious gemstone. It isn’t adventurine. I don’t think it is jade. It’s not jasper. Stumped! But it’s beautiful! And I got to playing with the different colored nylon-coated tiger tail which was fun.

I also got an order for my new design in black, so I thought I’d throw them up here. I had to make 3 of them because the first two were not a match. I guess I should make another to keep the odd one company.

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Thing-A-Day Day 6 I Made A Mess by smac

Saturday, February 6th, 2010
Today I made a mess.
Actually, today is the day I took pictures of the mess. This is just what has happened over the past few days of creation…and will happen again. It’s like an artist and palette. Clean means nothing is happening.

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Thing-A-Day Day 5 Swarovski Crystal Drop Earrings with Sterling Silver Wire and Adventurine for Lisa by smac

Friday, February 5th, 2010
Okay. These TOTALLY took me waaaaaay longer than the time limit, but for some reason I kept wanting to do hearts for Lisa. I started with the awesome Swarovski crystal drops and kept working and reworking wire designs that kept turning into hearts. As a result, the second earring (usually the harder of the pair to do because of the whole trying to replicate thing) was the easier one of the two. Go figure! One looks longer than the other, but that’s actually due to the fixture I hooked the earrings on being not completely parallel to the ground.

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Thing-A-Day Day 4 Lapis Lazuli Crystal and Silver Earrings for Anita by smac

Thursday, February 4th, 2010
Today I made a pair of blue earrings for Anita as thanks for her huge list of etsy name suggestions that absolutely cracked me up (as Anita usually does). These may end up being too long for her which is why I took a pic of them hanging from an actual (aka: my) ear. The silver circles I got from a chain that I cut up, and I am rather pleased with the amount of gold flecks in these faceted lapis briolettes. Enjoy!

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Thing-a-Day Day 3 Bloodstone Earrings for Candy by smac

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010
I had a pseudo-contest on Facebook to help me name my (still unnamed) etsy site. I decided to make earring for more than one submitter since I had so much fun reading them. These are for Candy, who has been harassing me (which I actually appreciate). Hope she likes them! All I had was color guidelines. “Olivey n army greens”. Bloodstone, believe it or not, fits the bill, despite its name. The hardest part is the second (what? it needs to match?) one.

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Thing-A-Day Day 2 Rose Quartz, Crystal and pearl earrings with silver wire by smac

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010
Today I did not touch the hammer. Instead I just played with the wire and came up with these little whimsies. I love these teeny tiny little pearls! They kind of offset the big stone.

I did actually stick to the time limit this time!

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Day 1 – Hammered Silver and Pearls

Monday, February 1st, 2010
Today I finished a piece I started earlier this year. That still counts as creating something today, right? Besides, I’m not supposed to spend more than 30-45 minutes on these things and this definitely went over that time limit.Sooo…this year, year of the hammer meets silver wire. Otherwise known as the year my neighbors began to hate me. At least I have a regular bed time, right?

Okay enough excuses. I like banging on wire. It’s fun. I’ll probably do it again.

I think I have to change the clasp to something magnetic because it took me altogether too long to get it on for the next (out of focus) photos.

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