Crafty Betty

Projects 130-132 of 365: Vintage Inspired Jewelry March 16, 2011

I just love the look of vintage costume jewelry, so here are a few designs that I whipped up one afternoon, probably around Christmas time..  I’m not so fond of the bracelet….it came out looking a bit too sloppy, but hey, that doesn’t mean that someone else won’t like it..

 

When my new supplies arrive hopefully I will be able to make some of the bigger, chunkier designs that I drool over at all the stores!!

 

Projects 130-132 of 365: Vintage Inspired Jewelry

130 of 365: Vintage Flowers and Gold Necklace

131 of 365: Vintage Purple Flowered Necklace

132 of 365: Crystal and Pearl Bracelet

Well that’s all for now, but I do have tons more to post.  Hopefully I will find some more spare time tomorrow.  Hope you are enjoying my new jewelry kick 🙂

CraftyBetty

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Projects 127-129: Jade Cluster Necklaces

These next three necklaces were all made with the same basic design, but with different colors of jade gemstones and then different crystal or metal spacer beads.  I especially love the flower toggle clasps used on two of these…It just gives the projects a more vintage feel….

The only downfall to these necklaces is that since these are all gemstone and real crystal they are very heavy, but then again, you won’t have to worry about losing it, because if it fell off you would definitely feel it 🙂

I made these back in November…

Projects 127-129: Jade Cluster Necklaces

127 of 365: Purple Jade Cluster Necklace with Crystal Accent

 

128: Christmas Jade Necklace

129. Green Jade and Copper Cluster Necklace

These were really fun to make….now I just need to find events to wear all this stuff to…..

Don’t go away, there is a ton more to see in this marathon project posting session I’m on 🙂

CraftyBetty

 

Projects 123-126: The first round of Jewelry projects

I am sure that all of you probably thought I had given up on my mission of 365 projects in 365 days.  After all, I haven’t posted anything since December.  I will admit it hasn’t been easy to find much spare time at all, especially with all the hours I put in at the Mercedes dealership selling cars (or at least attempting to sell cars…lol!).  I have still been creating with basically every spare moment I have.  I have so many projects done and ready to be blogged, I’ll probably end up over the 365 when I get them all up here.  So hang tight, as these next few posts will contain lots of projects and very little chit chat 🙂

 

The projects below are the very earliest of jewelry pieces I made back in October.

Projects 123-126: Early Jewelry Projects

123-126 Early Jewelry Pieces from October 2010

These were all pretty basic designs and so wearable.  Check back for more……And soon I will be putting all the jewelry up for sale, as its not possible for me to wear it all 🙂

Crafty Betty

 

 

Project 111 of 365: My First Bead Weaving Necklace November 23, 2010

Hi All,
As mentioned in an earlier post, I have been making a lot of jewelry the past few weeks.  Probably because it is easier to pack up a small box of beading supplies and work on my lunch hour than it is to try to pull out all the stamping supplies (plus more portable.)
So the necklace below spawned from a necklace I had seen somewhere that cost far too much for me to afford.  What I love about making my own jewelry is that it is not nearly as hard to do as it looks, and since I am broke its the only way I can afford something that looks fabulous.
Once again I took the photo with my iphone in very poor lighting….In person this necklace has a lot of BLING factor to it.  Looks very fancy with those clear glass seed beads reflecting every hint of light.  Sorry that the photo really doesn’t do it much justice.
Project 111 of 365: My First Bead Weaving Necklace
111 of 365

111 of 365: My first bead weaving necklace.

In this necklace I used mostly natural materials….I used sesame jasper beads, black onyx beads, and dark jade pendant (so this was dyed or color enhanced), glass seed beads, and tibetan silver findings to give it a more vintage look (and not as likely to tarnish as sterling silver.)

Hope you like my divergence from stamping for a while 🙂

StampinBetty