The other day, my sister-in-law showed up on my doorstep with this stash of loot courtesy of her and my niece:
Beading tools and *all those boxes are full* of beads and findings!
I dove right in, sorted it all out, and had a blast! Here's a few of the things I've made so far, and there are tutorials coming soon for the 2-strand bracelets and a leather wrap bracelet inspired by Earth Jewel Creations, (although it came out nothing like hers, hers are way better, but it is still pretty cool).
A big thanks to my sister-in-law and niece for all the awesome goodies! I was especially excited to see all of this as I've been seeing so much nice handmade jewelry online lately and it isn't something I've had the materials to really work on in many years, so it was nice to get back into it a bit. Now, if I can just get my bead loom set back up and start doing tutorials for that I'll be doing good!
Enough babble, on to the sparklies!
A simple 2-strand choker.
Cute little bright bracelet.
This huge hockin' thing looked amazing, but I had to take it apart. It seriously weighed over a pound as most of those metal beads are hella heavy. It got re-incarnated into a smaller project, but I couldn't resist taking a few pictures first.
I love these black bullet beads.
2 more bracelets. I'm keeping the purple one, I can't bear to part with it.
A bracelet I made for my bestie.
This is a necklace, but none of the pictures of the whole thing showed up. Also, cat hair.
Another bracelet. This one is very small and dainty and is almost weightless when you put it on.
Another 2-strand choker.
I'm sure I'll be making more and posting many more pictures and maybe even tutorials for different patterns as I get brushed back up on all this, if anyone is interested! :)