I am feeling all festive nowadays, so I started making holiday inspired jewelry. First up is the Under the Mistletoe Necklace. I spent a lot of time on this one, making sure I pick the right shade of green so that it's not too Christmas-y. Of course, I picked the green that I don't have much of. I only had enough to make one necklace. Oh well, time to order more supplies :D
I really like the extender on this necklace. I am thinking of making matching earrings in a similar style.
Then, I started making lots of crystal bows! I practiced with copper wires first. Look at this rare behind the scene picture!
I made 2 necklaces and a pair of earrings out of these bows. I was very excited about the earrings. I wanted to list them right away, so I tried to take pictures in the lightbox. I am not sure I liked the pictures. It makes the crystal look plastic-y. But, I listed them anyway because I was excited :)
I retook pictures this morning in sunlight and a gray background. I think they look better. I still find it hard to take pictures of clear crystals.
I really like the necklaces. One reason is that I am using new chains that I got last month. I love those squished hearts! They are super cute and they are flat links so they sparkle a lot when they catch the light.
I made the necklaces in two lengths, 16 and 18 inches. I wonder if I should make it even shorter. They are actually very cute layered like this too.
By the way, I ordered 4 pairs of boots plus 2 pairs of shoes for my fiance with the 50% off endless.com deal I blogged about yesterday. The shoes should get here on Monday!! Watch for reviews of the shoes next week!