December 3, 2010 - 7:28am
Last year for Christmas, I had a request from my step-mom for a silver and gold necklace and earring set. Now, I don't wear yellow gold. I think it looks great on other people, it's just never been for me. So it was a bit of a challenge for me to make these.
I ended up getting a really long gold chain and added some silver beads to the necklace in various places. Since the chain was so long, I doubled it up before adding the beads to it. I think it gave it a really nice touch.
For the earrings, I used gold earring hooks and then used the silver beads.
She has told me that she has gotten lots of compliments on them and I am so happy that she likes them so much!
(And on a side note, this took so long to post because I gave them to her and forgot to take a picture. I just got a picture from her the other day and wanted to make sure I posted this right away!)
December 6, 2010 - 7:23am
I have been working on this necklace for a while and finally got around to finishing it! I can't wait to wear it! I know this necklace and earrings are going to be a nice addition to my collection!
I have a few more necklaces and earrings to show you, so I hope you don't get too bored seeing them!
December 9, 2010 - 7:42am
My coworker is seriously the best coworker anyone could ask for. I sit next to her and she truly is my best friend at work! I couldn't be luckier. For her birthday this year, I wanted to make her some jewelry. I made this necklace and pair of matching earrings for her.
This is the necklace a little closer up. She wanted something she could wear with anything. And I think I succeeded.
These are the earrings. She doesn't wear big earrings, so I made a small pair that she could wear with or without the necklace.
She was so surprised and wears them all the time. That's a pretty sure sign that she liked them!