Friday, November 28, 2008

Daughter's 2nd Birthday Dress

So its not quite completed- i still need to sew on the zipper and hem the bottom (taffeta shreds horribly!!) My mom is going to crochet a cardigan for her

So like i said its Taffeta- periwinkle blue. The bodice is lined with white costume satin and the skirt is lined with white netting (i also need to line the netting - i wasn't going to until i realized how high up it was and that tights wouldn't completely protect her skin)

She's so tiny i had to do size 1 and still need to take it in about 2 inches! These photos have the bodice already pinned lol

Front View:
2nd birthday dress 1

When its all done i will post more pictures :)

Blessings, Tina

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Blue Chalcedony & Shell Pendant necklace

I made this piece for a swap on I hope she likes it, because i am in love with it. The swap is about the elements and water is not her favorite element (shes an earth sign and says earth and water makes mud lol), but this combines earth and water- the metal floral on the shell represents the earth in all that water! haha

Close up of the pendant
Elements swap necklace 1

In its entirety
Elements Swap Necklace 2

I'll post more pics when she gets it- hopefully her camera takes better pictures than mind ;)


New Jewelry

So my mom learned i was learning to make jewelry and she wanted some earrings... well, i only had 3 of these gold/black beads so i just made a necklace too... Hope she doesn't mind looking like a fancy bumblebee HAHA I got a kit with most of these beads in it- glass square beads and seed beads- i prefer the larger seed beads for the stuff i make.

Mom Necklace & Earrings 2

I also made this bracelet for my daughter. She's 2- we were in michaels and she picked up a pack of amethyst heart beads and a pack of lavender glass beads that she would not give up, so i just said "ok, i'll make you a bracelet. Took a couple of tries- first time she broke it!! Anyway, Here it is all pretty and done!

Bella Bracelet 2


Thursday, November 6, 2008

First Swap

OK, i am crafting for my first swap on crafster (YAY!) It is a Four Elements Swap where each person creates gifts representing the 4 elements for another person and receives gift in return from that person. I am so excited and already have 3 points done! Woo-hoo! We need a minimum of 8 (small=1pt, medium= 2pts, large=3pts- the size depending on how much is spend on materials as well as how long it took to craft the project. I am dying to post what i have done already, but i can't!! I have so many ideas i can't wait to get going!!


Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Owl Necklace

OK, so on my spiritual journey i've developed an attraction to owls (mostly due to a calling from Athena) and wanted to make myself a necklace with an owl pendant.. it took me a while, but i finally found one i liked- but didn't like it alone so i found this great stone pendant to put with it! so each piece is separate. The colors on the owl and the stone were perfect to use with my stash of rutilated quartz & tigers eye- the pictures do not do this justice! Its night now and my flash is making them worse...

Close up of Stone and Owl
Athena Necklace 4

In its entirety (shown on 2 sheets of printer paper)
Athena Necklace 5

Here you can see how each pendant is separate
Athena Necklace 3

The chain is made up of gold and bronze large glass beads, and rutilated quartz & tiger eye chips
Athena Necklace 2

So i have not made much jewelry- only a bracelet for my mom. This is my first large project, and my first jewelry project related to my spirituality. I very much enjoyed crafting it, and will enjoy it even more to wear it tomorrow :)