Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Let's Make Some Jewelry!!! :)

As promised, I wanted to bring you all into my world of jewelry making and the steps I take to complete my projects.  Now, remember, I am the photog (for now) amongst everything else so try to bare with me. Take a looksey below.

It's Sunday morning and I'm all ready to get started, although I have turned our kitchen/dining table into my workstation. Hey, have to make use of what's available at the moment. 

Also, for those that know me, I have never been a coffee drinker.  To get my kick of caffeine I would just drink green tea but with my biz, work, home life, etc I needed something more so my DH assisted me onto the coffee bandwagon and I haven't looked back since.  I still love my green tea for the afternoon but my iced coffee gives me that extra morning energy that I desparately need...but only iced coffee folks as hot coffee for me is no bueno.

Yes, for those of you who are wondering, those are gloves for washing but I've turned them into my painting gloves, don't judge me. :)

I am bringing my first official sketched design to life and making a fun pair of blue striped post earrings with Starfish charms.  When I first started out, painting was not how evisioned making my jewelry but it has become so much fun and I love the creative process that much more.

I saved this pic positioned in the correct way but it seems to have had a mind of it's own when posting, anywho, you all get the point. 

The earring bases are now all white and I am letting my paint brushes soak in cold water to get them nice and clean so I can move on to making the next color base.

and now we have blue... :)

So, I'm painting my stripes, having to use tape to align and everything was going great until bam, damn it, why is that extra stripe there.  Now, I may have been running my mouth off with the hubs but still... Anywho, all worked out and with a little more time and patience...

Here is the end result.... Yayyyyyyy, I did it!!!

I love, love, love these earrings.  They were the first pair of post earrings I have made (aside from the rings) and I just felt so much joy when bringing my sketch to life. 

Since this was my first time giving you all a play by play, I may have left some stuff out but please feel free to ask any questions in the comments section below.

Thanks so much for reading..I'm now off to post these beauties on Etsy.

~Positively Jewls

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