On one glorious afternoon with my best friend, her daughter and cousin, we made some jewelry.
I try to work on my WIPs (works in progress) as much as I can, because of my busy schedule, it can be challenging. I shop for various beads and findings all the time. I find many items at closeout and discount stores when I am not using coupons from Michael's or Joann's.
Below is a pair of moonstone earrings with sterling silver findings and I used some chipped moonstone beads I bought at Michael's.
This pair below has sterling silver fish hooks and agate beads.
This pair has a Onyx spacer and sterling silver fishhooks. The stone may be a dyed crazy agate, but I am not sure.
Rose quartz beads are easy to identify and are common. These heart shaped beads came in various sizes.
This pair has a jade spacer and sterling silver fish hooks.
This pair is all rose quartz and sterling silver.
It's fun to work with pendants and I like simple cord necklaces. I hope to work on some bigger and longer beaded styles this summer. Below is an Amethyst pendant necklace.
These earrings are crazy agate with sterling silver!
Citrine pendant with a soft satin cord.
Glass beads are lightweight and beautiful. I wanted to make a matching bracelet to go with the earrings.
These bright yellow beads and sea blue beads were a Tuesday morning find. They became stretch bracelets.
My friend's patio table was full of stray beads even after we finished and she carefully collected some after I left for the night. They were waiting for me the next time I stopped by!