Tuesday, November 24, 2015



The new shirts that I have been making, with black on black or white on white designs, need a bit of decoration to really look good. I have been looking at Pinterest for ideas, especially here,  and figured I could/should try to make something myself. My first idea is above, with bits of ribbon and silk and is OK, but not really jewelry looking. 
The idea of making paper beads looked like fun, and I already have tons of painted papers which could be the start of something, but so fiddly, and I just feel I have to make something instantly and nicer. 

I have lots of wonderful jewelry bits, broken necklaces, dichroic glass beads, abalone shells, and mother of pearl earrings that I never wear.  

 And then there's the tarnished Sterling Silver from my wonderful sister, which needs to be cleaned up and used.  I found some wonderful leather string, and faux turquoise at the jewel dept. and I already have a choker that has the same kind of bead, so I am half way there.
And some gorgeous sari strings borrowed from my pal Mary...very edgy.

 But here's what I ended up making. Very fast, lots of dingle-dangle and shiny real silver. That'll work!


  1. Fun! Love being able to use scraps to make pretty things!

  2. Stunning! Love the turquoise, silver and abalone. You've got the start of a whole new line here. Can't wait to see what comes next.

  3. Totally awesome ! Your creativity knows no bounds!

  4. Love, love, love the necklace! What a cool way to put it together--thanks for the behind-the-scenes peek at your process. :)