Earrings that I made and like

DSCN5307Hi! I have been doing a ton of crafting, and very little blogging recently.  My goal in the next week or two is to share a number of quick posts about things I’ve made. First up is this pair of earrings!DSCN5300

I was inspired by a number of tutorials and images I saw on Pinterest, but I didn’t follow any particular directions. If you’ve ever picked up a pair of pliers and some wire, you can make these, but they’re very different from any other pairs I’ve personally made. I hope you like them too 🙂DSCN5296


Stash Busting: Thing 3/15

For this stash busting project, I took a step back from the yarn basket, and raided my jewelry making supplies. good3(I actually got really inspired and made three things, but I’m just sharing the one today.)

I settled on these lovely polished agate beads first:good2 Now I bought these over two years ago on sale, and main thing holding me back was that they came in a set of three. My first instinct was earrings, but that would leave one bead left out. So I tucked them away. This stash busting project, however, inspired me to just use them already!

So I did! I let the stone speak mostly for itself, only adding a decorative swirl at the bottom.good

I’ve already worn them, and I’m so glad I got over my initial hesitation about having a bead left over. I’m sure I’ll find a use for it one day!good1