Sunday, July 6, 2008


So recently I've been hit with the bug to make some earrings again. I used to make them waaaay back in the day. As in, this was one of the ways I earned extra cash in high school. My parents apparently had a problem with me working a regular job, but no problem at all with me lugging my handmade jewelry to the flea market at Barton Coliseum with all kinds of creepy fellas coming by my booth hit on me and try to get my phone number.

My sister, my father and I all made jewelry, actually. It was kind of a strange little family venture. I think my father's intentions were that it would bring us closer, but instead it kind of became a playing field for all sorts of family dynamics. I enjoyed making the jewelry, but I hated the rest of it. Sometime during my senior year of high school, I packed away the beads and never really touched them again.

So it was kind of a big deal when I realized that I wanted to pull out the pliers and start making things. My father has been wanting to put his earrings out on Etsy and he asked me, "Do you ever make jewelry any more?" Which got me to thinking. And I realized that I really DID want to make some earrings again. Though this time with no craft fairs or family competition built in. Just for fun.

Anyways, I ordered some new beads from Etsy and I made these little guys to wear to a 4th of July party. Red, white, and blue - get it???

There is absolutely nothing fancy about these earrings. They're just plastic and glass and really cheap silver-COLORED wires. And my wire working is nowhere near as polished as Idyll's. But I do think they're kinda fun.

And now that I've made one pair of earrings, it opens up a whole new category for supply hoarding! Yay!! I get to start buying beads again!!!


ThisOldHenHouse said...

Ooooh they are cute!! ♥

ElegantSnobbery said...

Adorable!! I've always wanted to get into jewelry making, but I just have waaaay too many hobbies right now. Not to mention that my last purchase was a book on crochet, some hooks and yarn. I guess I'll have to tackle that first!

Your jewelry peddling HS days sounds interesting!

Denise Felton said...

Ooooooooo. So pretty! Did you make the earwires, too? You rock my face off.

joanie said...

I love those colours and the bead combo!

idyll hands said...

Oh geez - get out of town - you make me blush!

They are TOO just as good :) I love 'em.

Nancy McCarroll said...

The way you displayed those earrings in delightful. Smart girl!

Punkinhead said...

They're just perfect, you silly woman!

Stroll down memory lane: Barton Coloseum was the site of my very first concert. When I was 13 my mom took me and my best friend Angie Broach to see Shawn Cassidy. *swoon!!!*

Alexa said...
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Alexa said...

the color combo is very pretty. My house started getting out of hand cleaning wise with the advent of my bead hobby. Hope you can keep yours more organized than I can!