Monday, January 31, 2011

I'm going to extend the voting for another week. Hopefully we'll get some more votes in.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Voting Time!!!

I want to thank everyone who entered! There was a much better turn out than I was hoping (I was afraid I wouldn't get a single entry)

And now, here are the entries

1) Octopus and Mermaid Forbidden Love Necklace by Lithia
2) Rainbow Crystal Heart earrings by Abbyka (KraeheoftheCrows)
"The colors are of a rainbow, the colors that represent the gay community. They are still fighting for their right to love anyone that they want, so their love is still forbiddon to a lot of communities and people. Even in the military they have been asked not to serve or tell who they really are."

3) Jailed Heart Necklace by JewelrybyJaime

4) Siam on Brass Chandelier Earrings by Virukka 

5) Valentines Day Cute Cupcake Earrings by Marietejee

5) Purple Teardrop Earrings by DesireeBeadBoutique

6) Pewter Heart Necklace by BrightCircle

Just leave a comment in this post with the number of the entry that you think best captures the theme. Voting will end one week from today. The last vote counted must be posted by 11:59pm (EST) on Jan 30th.

Good luck everyone!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Not what I had in mind

With Valentines day coming soon, I've been trying to make some heart jewelry. But I guess I'm not in the heart zone because nothing was coming out right. I finally had an idea for a simple  heart pendant. I figured using bronze wire instead of silver would make it more romantic for some reason.

What I ended up with wasn't exactly romantic, but I don't hate it either.

I got a steampunk heart instead

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


If you haven't seen it yet, make sure you check out BrightCircle's shop and her awesome shimmerstones. I recently bought a pretty purple one and have been playing around with various ways to turn it into a pendant. I tried various wrapping techniques but what finally worked was a sort of cage setting. I like how the silver looks against the purple stone. I may have to buy some more of these stones soon.

Monday, January 10, 2011

First Design Contest!

As I said before, I've  been thinking about this for a while and I'm anxious to get started!

Our first theme, will be FORBIDDEN ROMANCE. Your job is to come up with a piece of jewelry or accessory that is inspired by this phrase. The sky is the limit here!

~One entry per person please
~To enter the contest simply leave a comment to this post with a link to your entry
~You will have 2 weeks from today to enter. Last entry accepted must  be posted by 11:59 EST on January 23rd.
~All entries will be posted and voting will begin on January 24th

The person who's entry has the most votes will win these lovely earrings.

Try to spread the word around, get your friends involved! The more entries we have the more fun the contest will be. Good luck to all!

Fingerless fun

I love making these crochet fingerless gloves. Aren't they fun? The ones I made this weekend have been all about combining colors. I think they came out pretty cute

I've also  been looking at different stitches to make them a little fancier on the top. I haven't found too much. I did like this one though, but I'm not overly crazy about how it came out in real life.

I just absolutely love that shade of blue though

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

More Hoops

I've been playing around with more hoop earrings. On these I've modified the clasps. Unlike the previous hoops these are made with two pieces of wire. I like this style a lot too.

I've been thinking about these for a while, but kept putting them off. Making all those loops by hand and keeping them even and the same size was a scary thought. But when I started making these hoops I knew a pair of hoops with these pretty loops would be amazing. 

I still need practice making all the loops the same but I'm happy with how they came out

Monday, January 3, 2011

Would anyone be interested in a monthly contest? I've been thinking about doing this for a while. My basic idea is to propose a theme, and give time to work on it. Then the entries get posted and people vote on them. The winner gets a prize. And it wouldn't be limited to just jewelry entries. I was thinking of doing this for several months, as long as i'd be getting enough entries.

Anyone interested? Should be fun!!

Oh and the entries will be put into a treasury too!