March 4, 2008

Just a quick update….

Posted in etsy, New Jewelry tagged , , , at 10:54 pm by jewelrybyleyla

Finished up a couple of items….photographed them, and listed them on Etsy… Check them out.

Swarovski Bracelet and Diamond earrings.

I know, evil of me…. they aren’t real diamonds…but I made you look đŸ˜‰

February 28, 2008

I’m addicted….

Posted in etsy, New Jewelry tagged , , , , at 10:32 am by jewelrybyleyla

Ok, I knew that 15-ish yrs ago when I worked in a bead store. Back then, I did a ton of seed bead work, and just a little bit of stringing beads. Since then, the focus has changed, I’ve mostly strung or restrung (repaired) things. Necklaces, bracelets, anklets. Simple earrings that didn’t involve weaving or stitching.

But sitting here looking at my stash of seed beads with vials that are maybe 1/5 full. There’s not enough for any major project, but too many to just ignore. I’ve gotten back into seed bead work. (see the last couple of posts…) And again, I’m addicted. And I wish I worked in a beadstore again. I started a bracelet yesterday, but was unhappy with the color choices, I want to just go over to the wall and pick up the color I want. Rather than, drive to the nearest store to see what they have… or go online to guess if their pictures are accurate.

So anyway, after starting and undoing a number of projects… I finished a bracelet yesterday… It’ll be up on Etsy soon.

bracelet

February 26, 2008

Beaded Jewelry

Posted in New Jewelry tagged , , , , , , at 11:31 am by jewelrybyleyla

I posted the blue and white bracelet that I made last week.  But I couldn’t stop there… I made earrings and a ring to go with it.  Ok, so there’s not always a call for a set…but this is an odd set, I still haven’t decided if I’m going to sell these, but I might (in other words… if you tell me you just *have* to have it, I’ll sell it to ya).

My goal has been to use up some of the odds and ends of seed beads that I’ve accumulated with various projects.  Upon the completion of the ring, I’m out of the blue, for all intensive purposes.

I love the feeling of the beaded jewelry… the way the beads roll around, its feels slinky and svelte.  I’m definitely going to be making more of these…

Beaded set

January 28, 2008

I will wear purple

Posted in New Jewelry tagged , at 6:12 pm by jewelrybyleyla

When I am an old woman,
I shall wear purple – –
With a red hat which doesn’t go,
and doesn’t suit me. (Jenny Joseph)

I often get into a purple mood, and today was one of those days. A new pair of earrings came from this mood. Passionate about purple? You don’t have to be old, these will be great for anyone… Watch Etsy tomorrow for the listing.  And just maybe there will be a pair of red earrings as well.