Aug 4, 2011

Jewelry Creations

In July I took my little family and we headed West to spend time with my siblings. We had a great time camping, visiting, and swimming. It was a great week of reconnecting.  However, the highlight for me was introducing my family to one of my loves - jewelry making.

It all came about because my cute niece saw a camera necklace that she loved but it was WAY expensive and I casually said - "hey, you could make that!".  So, I packed up some of my gear and one morning at camp she and I sat down to create.

It didn't take long before lots of others joined in. Really, who can resist some crafty goodness?!  Even my brother made some too - awesome!

Anyway, after we got home I left all the jewelry supplies out and I've been having lots of fun.  I love it because it's something my girls like to do too.  In fact, a couple of nights ago my teen said, "I'm glad I have a crafty mom.  I wouldn't get to do this otherwise!"  Sweet!  Points for me!

I don't have tutorials ready yet but here's a little peak at some of my creations ..... (tutorials and more photos will come on another post)

All of these creations were made from clay, paint, stamps, and some hardware.  
Some other day I'll have to show my regular bead work creations. I'm addicted to those too!

I also tried my hand at a little Steampunk - love the gears!

The robot doesn't have a name yet.  Any suggestions?  Fredrick?  Frank?
And, if he had a heart, it would like this...

I haven't put it on a chain yet, but I will.  And, last but not least, here's my camera pendant.  Alison wanted to make a camera, hers was so cute I wanted to make one too.

Fun, Right?!  I'm very addicted.

Oh, the two word pendants at the top of the post are some of my favorites.  I made the green one years ago.  The purple one is new from a few months ago.  It was for my oldest daughter to wear to a purple party for a young women's activity at church.  We were tempted to make her a pendant for every value but we weren't that ambitious.  :)

If any of these creations fit your fancy, let me know, I'll do a tutorial!


Judy said...

Really cool - next visit we should try "my" hand at that.

taidyeoriginal said...

These are beautiful! Very nice job and very creative! I love that robot.

Kelly (Seaux Southern) said...

These are great! Love the camera pendant!

imsteelefullofscrap said...

They all turned out adorable the heart is my favorite!

Debi said...

They are great! I would like a tutorial for all of them but for the young womens values would be great. You are amazing!

Chini said...

What a great way to connect!!! You've inspired me to organize a jewelry crafting weekend for my sisters and nieces! Brey's invited too :)

Anonymous said...

Oh please do a tut on the steampunk ones and for a name..gearbe, spinner

Kim said...

Can I vote for tutorial of all of them? They are fabulous!

jasper said...

Love the Values necklaces....would love to see a tutorial on it. I have never really used clay for any need to know what you bake do you put on the design...everything!! Would love to make these with the Grand daughters!

Amber said...

Love these! I would love to know how you make them, especially the word pendants.

vivian said...

Love all of your sweet little scultpy creations, especially the heart with the little pieces in it. adorable!

Julie said...

Oh my gosh, Amy!! I love this! I want to do it. You are so stinkin creative and you make everything look so easy!! Love Love LOVE IT!! Thanks for sharing! Keep the tutorials coming:)

Anonymous said...

I would love to know how you get the metals to stay put. Tutorials would be great. Can't wait to try them!

Rox said...

Oh My gosh!! Triple love all the jewelry. The camera made me squeal! Haha. Please give tutorials on all of them!
Love your blog!
You are one talented Sistah :)

Jen @ Eating My Candy said...

I love that little robot! So stinking cute!

I've just stumbled upon your blog and love it!


Anonymous said...

Love the steampunk! Awesome work.