make | peyote stitch earrings.

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I’ve been obsessively making these 3D peyote stitch triangle earrings for a few weeks now. I’m in love with the statement they make and the endless color combinations.

I also tried my hand at turning one into a large pendant that can fit through a chain around your neck and gifted it to my mum for Mother’s Day. I think she liked it and it’s end result makes me want to try my hand at another one.

Should I list some of these in my shop? Would you buy a pair?

f.o. | finger knit necklace.

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I’ve always wanted to take a stab at finger knitting, but no projects screamed out to me. Until PurlBKnit’s Brandi Harper and her brilliant finger knitted necklaces with gorgeous t-shirt yarns, sold in kits, no less.

This was such a quick and instantly gratifying make. It took about five minutes for a million compliments on my wardrobe. I love this t-shirt yarn with a tiny pattern of leaves and flowers on it. Gives my all black outfits a pop of much needed color.

Grab yourself one! There are a couple different color scheme options and each kit allows you to make four finger knits!

misc. make | gouache beaded necklace.

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I’ve been into making jewelry of late. It’s kind of this groove I am in–peyote beading, painting wooden beads, earrings. I’ve even opened a new shop, which only features this side of my making.

This summer, I made a gradient wooden necklace that features shades of orange and turquoise. I’m in love with the end product and think I could make a whole bunch of these in different color palettes to sell. Thoughts?

These beads were painted with gouache and spray sealed with Modge Podge sealant spray for a flat, matte finish. I love that they aren’t glossy looking.

Would these make a nice addition to my shop?

process |shop.

shop_logo_bigI had an etsy shop years back–almost ten years back! I wasn’t at a time or space to really grow that shop or make it work. So, it closed.

Lately, I’ve been thinking about certain aspects of my making–some of which I’d like to share with the world.  I’ve also got nearly a month and a half this summer, between jobs–a perfect time to explore some of this.

And so, I’m in the process of reopening my shop. To start, it will simply feature some of the jewelry I make; there will be ready to wear pieces, as well as some optional custom beading options.

Eventually, I’d like to feature a few other items, like screen printed t-shirts.

Will you buy? Stay tuned.

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A pair of hand beaded earrings I made for a former student, on her graduation day. I love the color combination and the slightly metallic pink of some of the beads. It definitely makes me want to get out my beads and get making.

I think I have too many hobbies; there isn’t enough time to make all the things.

Of Graham Greene, Dentures, and Dejarnette?

Graham Greene once famously noted of himself and men, “I had very good dentures once…some magnificent gold work…It’s the only form of jewelry a man can wear that women fully appreciate.”

If only this were true…of both men and women; then I should not find myself drooling over the hand-made necklaces from New Orleans artist Dejarnette? I wantsies so badly, and fortunately for me, the prices are reasonable.

My favorite is the Paisleys, which is a mere $44 and I certainly covet it. Yearn…Yearn…Yearn.

Dejarnette makes jewelry from natural objects, as well as found vintage objects. Uber drools! While the unique set of necklaces are a bit more pricey, they are certainly worth it for the one-of-a-kind artistry. What’s more, you can also make custom orders. Everything is hand strung and made with everything from shells and bone, to semi-precious stones and modern materials.

File Under: Giftage, anyone?