Crochet Peacock Feather Earrings


I just put my newest crochet pattern in my new Ravelry Shop. Check it out!

These are so fun to make. I’ve used DMC embroidery floss, and also some of the cheaper brands you can get in bulk at craft stores or Walmart. I like them equally as well, each for different reasons. The DMC is kind of “crisp” and shiny, and the Iris brand I got at Walmart is a little softer and not so shiny. It’s all personal preference.

I really like experimenting with the variegated floss as well. You can see I used 2 in the picture below. I’m going to try some metallic floss too.

You can buy the pattern if you want to try it out!

peacock

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Jewelry Inspiration: Blue-Aqua-Yellow


I found this picture on Pinterest, and I love, love, love, this color palette. (You can find it in my Color palettes board.) I’m planning to make some jewelry based on the colors you see here. For now I’m collecting beads, which you’ll see if you keep scrolling…

I already have all of these:

… and I just bought these tonight and I can’t wait to get them:

 

And… I’m thinking about buying some of these; they are glass floral cabochons, with antique brass settings:

Of course, I won’t use ALL of these things in one piece of jewelry… but I like to have a lot to choose from when I’m creating…

Question:

What do you think about mixing the glass floral cabs in the brass settings, with the blue and aqua butterflies? Let me know!

Nights ‘o Beading


Lately my sister and I, and sometimes my niece, Hye Soo, get together for a night of beading. I go down to their house in Lehi, and we put bright lights on their big dining room table, get out all our beads, and we make stuff. It’s something my family has done for years. Even my brother has gotten in on it and made some cool stuff. Here is some of the stuff I’ve made recently:

  

It’s kind of a long-held tradition, started by my mom. The bead-love, that is. I can remember her making jewelry from the time I was a little girl. Then later, as an adult, she took my two sisters and I to the greatest bead store of all time, in Arizona, called Beads Galore. Back then it was like a huge warehouse of beads. It was great. It’s still huge, at a newer location in Tempe. It still has beads, beads, beads, from floor to ceiling. I love going there. Next time I go down to AZ I’ll have to take some pictures there.