Tuesday, August 26, 2008

First Communion Rosary

Now that I am Catholic, I have become familiar with rosaries. I made my younger son one for his First Communion, at his request and in his school colors.

Just Thinking...

The name of my jewelry business has been bugging me for awhile. Colors of the Woods is as close as I could get to what I was "feeling" it should be called, but there is still a tiny voice inside that isn't sure.

What I am going for is a feel for the forest, the colors you can see there, the smells of the pines, the flowers, the earth itself.

I am a very earthy person. I like to walk in silence in the woods. I like to find new bowers of trees to rest in and feel the cool earth and moss on my bare feet.

I want my jewelry to invoke those feelings and thoughts, so the wearer can journey with me into the woods and relax in the spirit of nature.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Learning Wire-Wrap Techniques

I am really intrigued by wire-wrapped jewelry.

A few months ago, I bought some copper wire, 18 gauge, and started making earring dangles. Then I bought 20 gauge copper and learned how to make ear wires for the dangles.

Now I am making necklaces, bracelets and earrings out of copper and I am having so much fun!

Next project??

Sterling silver!

These danged webring thingamajiggies!

It's been awhile since I joined a webring, and it seems much harder to add to my blog than before.

This is driving me nuts!

Getting Set Up Here

I don't know if I like this template or not yet. Looks nice, but will it work????