I have been having lots of fun with this new found craft. I have been remaking jewelry into fun shabby vintage look long chokers. I have crafted about 12 of these necklaces in the last couple of weeks. I have been having so much fun gathering old pieces including 1 leftover earring, pendants, charms etc. I lay it all out and rework chains and then I will do some beading too. I can't get enough of it. I have had fun looking in antique and thrift shops for old pieces of jewelry, and have come up with some really neat looking stuff to keep, give as gifts and list in my Etsy shop. I would love to hear some feedback on this stuff. I don't know if my pricing is good, but I kind of went by the time put in, how old some pieces were, and the amount of findings I had into them also. I might be changing the pricing a bit. I will see. These first two pieces are the ones I will keep. Both of them have sentimental value in them.
I am a Mother of 8, grandmother of almost 27 wonderful little people. Married to a wonderful man for 38 years. I am a published scrapbooker, have decorated wedding cakes, made wedding dresses, had a wedding business, taught baton twirling lessons to girls for almost 40 years, and love to decorate my home inexpensively. I have always been a 'make-due' sort of person. I love dishes, teacups, teapots, and have to be creating something everyday. I love to listen to beautiful uplifting music and watch Masterpiece Theatre and Jane Austen movies while I scrap, craft or sew. I have become addicted to quilting, and dream about quilt blocks now. I am still working on getting better at this art form. I believe that Creating things with your hands is a good outlet and keeps your mind alert, and has a way of helping one lose all the cares of the day and world, right in my own little studio. Therefore I will never become a digital scrapbooker. I think that those who do digital turn out some beautiful pieces of art and lovely layouts, but for me I need to cut and paste by hand!