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My Latest Creation

As you may know, I make jewelry.  I haven’t had a lot of time to make it, and most importantly I have been running out of materials, which pretty much makes it impossible.

My neighbor at my sister’s house, Sarah, took me to a local bead store and bought wire and beads and all kinds of stuff for me to make her a necklace, or earrings and a bracelet.  I enjoy making things just for making them.  It keeps me busy and takes my mind off of other things.

This necklace is truly a “piece”.  I have had the sun for years and I did A LOT of wire wrapping on the necklace.  It has red glass beads, garnets, silver spacer’s and a silver clasp I made.

In the picture there is an odd amount of garnets on each side 11 then 12…hate it when that happens, but it worked out okay because it was too short for her.  Now there are 13 on each side of the back and it fits perfectly!  I had made a pair of earrings that became the inspiration for the necklace.  She has those on, and I forgot to take a picture of them.  I need to remember to take pictures of all of my work.  I took a pic of my earrings, almost the same as hers, except my center stone is a greenish/blue glass bead and the wire is rose colored copper.  Hers are silver wrapped copper and her center bead is the red glass beads that are in the necklace. The small round one’s are the garnets.

I’m going to try and work on the bracelet today.

I obviously need to take photography classes or something too..:)


Need Help With A Name, Please!

IMG_2097I usually don’t have too much trouble coming up with names for things.  For the first time in awhile, I need help with a name.

I am terrible about setting goals.  I make a list then lose it.  I try to remember it then get distracted and forget about it.  But this goal I have had in my head for some years now, and I am hoping it will come to fruition this summer.

I plan to open a new Etsy store for my embroidery projects.  I am still debating whether to keep my original store, abby & grr, open to sell my “Destash” beads and continue to sell jewelry.  Or should I consolidate everything into my new store?

Regardless of what I decide, I need a name first.  I really thought I had the name picked out, but now I am having second thoughts and other names are popping into my head.

The original name I thought of was Wren’s Thicket.  I even started sketching a sort-of logo to embroider.


Now I’m thinking The Blueberry Thicket or something to do with the word Brambles.  I just don’t know.  I would really appreciate some advice here.

IMG_2101These are pictures of the very first piece I embroidered right after I learned how to embroider from a friend.  It was a pillow for my daughter and, as you can see, it’s rather worn.  I probably made this about 7 years ago.

IMG_2100The stuff I’ll be embroidering will mostly have themes such as faeries, woodsy plants, and forest creatures.  I’ll also be incorporating my jewelry into my embroidery pieces, using techniques such as ribbon embroidery and stumpwork with “found objects.”

So, dear readers, any advice?