Something New for your Fall Wardrobe

geode
Copper jewelry is great all year round, but especially in the Fall. It is warm, comforting and casual. It reminds you of sitting by the fire with a cup of hot chocolate. It goes really well with your Friday casuals and your Saturday jeans. Whether you are at work, shopping, or you are a soccer mom, copper jewelry will always look good. This pendant is especially appropriate because it is a natural stone, a geode. It is wire wrapped with a special copper enameled wire that has a nylon coating; it does not require polishing.

With the current style of mixing metals, you can choose to wear your pendant on a silver or gold chain or even an omega necklace up to 3/4″ wide. A black suede cord would also be nice for the Fall.

The copper wire is a very complimentary to the blue-greens in the geode.
The pendant is about 2″ wide and 3 1/2″ long. It is not heavy and will hang nicely from your chain and maintain a balance so it will never look askew on your neck. It is only $25.00 and will come to you in a gift wrapped box via USPS priority mail. Most of my jewelry is unique, and I only have one of these blue-green geode pendants. If you have any questions, please let me know. Thank you.

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What are your Fall Colors

So I picked out my colors for Fall.  I always do this for Fall because it’s my favorite season, and I can always find lots of choices in the colors I like.  This season my primary colors are chocolate brown, midnight blue and some kind of a green.  Recently, I’ve been reading a lot about a capsule wardrobe which is where you limit your wardrobe to 33 items including pants, tops, shoes, handbags and jackets.  I don’t wear skirts.  I don’t know if I can limit it that little.  They say your friends won’t mind seeing you in the same outfit so much.  My friends are fortunately pretty vocal, so I’m sure I’ll find out.  So in celebration of the new season, I decided I needed a new necklace and earrings set.  Something that will go with my Fall wardrobe and show off (a little bit) my beading skills.  I saw a picture of a necklace like this on Pinterest and decided to try it.  After a few mis-starts (about 2 hours of them), I figured it out, and here is the result.  I think it’s not too dressy.  It can extend from 16″ to 18″.  When I tried it on, I decided it was the kind of necklace that you wore closer to your neckline, but 18″ is not too long.  I think I’ll like it and wear it frequently to craft shows, shopping, Church, and when I’m out with my friends.  In case you don’t recognize the gemstone, it’s Golden Tiger’s Eye which is one of my favorites. There is also a blue Tiger’s Eye, but I prefer the Golden.  It’s a fun pattern and whips up in a few hours.  If anyone wants the directions, let me know and I’ll put together instructions.

Winter Vacation Here I come

New wire wrapped pendants today
New wire wrapped pendants today

Even though I live in central Virginia and Winter has not really gotten here yet, it’s been cold this year. Colder than last year at this time. I am ready for sunshine and warmer breezes, palm trees and sand. Florida is really calling me. Getting there is another matter, though. When you’re going to be gone for a few months, packing is a lot of work. Since I am a crafter and love to make jewelry as well as other crafts, I have to take all the items for these activities with me as well as the standard things to take on a trip. My sister and I go together in our RV, and we have a great time. We both love to drive it. She takes her cat, Didi, and I take my dog, Bradley. Didi is about 12 lbs., and Bradley is 20 lbs. He’s a ShihTzu mix. Our pets seem to have an agreement when they travel together. They ignore each other as much as it’s possible to do in a 30′ RV, and when they have to be near each other, they keep a keen eye out. Every now and then Didi gives Bradley a growl, just to keep him on his feet.
Both my sister sell out jewelry at craft fairs. This year for the first time since we’ve been going to Florida, we are going to try selling at a few craft fairs near us in Florida and see how we do. I enjoy doing craft fairs, talking with people, and selling what I make. It’s fun, and it’s great to get different viewpoints about my jewelry and other topics.
Today, I took a break from packing and made some new wire wrapped pendants. The gemstones are very interesting. They have forrest green veins in a green-gray translucent background. Each is wrapped somewhat differently. You can see more information about the pendants at http://yessy.com/wmj

New Wire Wrapped Cabochons

Wire wrap Pendants Dec 2012

I’ve been doing some wire wrapping lately. Here are some of them.
From left to right:
Blue Crazy Lace Agate,
Owl on Green Resin
Flamingos and Tropical Scene on Green & Blue Resin
Seahorse and Shells on Blue Resin
Deep Blue Amethyst
They are all about 20x30mm.
Some of them I surrounded with glass beads, which seems to be very nice and adds another dimension to the cabochons.
They are all wrapped in a silver colored jewelry wire that does not tarnish or change color, and they have nice big bales so they can be fitted over necklaces with small clasps.
I hope my friends like them.
Thanks.