Jan 25, 2013

Steampunk Love & Others

I'm here.  Just took some days off of blogging so I could focus on creating.  It was a successful few days.  I had asked the question on my private Facebook page what I should make.  Steampunk Jewelry or Valentine's decor?  Someone (Hi Logan) said I should do "steampunk valentine decor."   That was a good idea but I had nightmares of how many tiny sprockets and gears I'd need to pull off a successful decor project soooo I went with the jewelry.  Want to see what I've been working on?

I've been making a few fun steampunk heart necklaces, just in time for Valentine's day.  

I like them all but think the simplicity, and the dangling heart, on the one below is quite nice.  

I've also been making a bunch of other stuff too - my Etsy shop was a little low and needed to be replenished.  One of those things is the following necklace.  Those of you familiar with the LDS faith know that the program for our youth ages 12- 18 has a theme ever year.  Last year it was Arise and Shine forth, remember the "arise" pendants?

This year the theme is "Stand ye in Holy Places and be not moved".  I know as a parent to a teenager and to two other girls that are quickly approaching this age group, I love these themes and what they help my daughters remember to do.

It's not easy as an adult to stand firm in your beliefs and it's even harder for our youth. My daughter is questioned about her faith every day.  Every! Day!  And she is pushed and tempted and asked to bend her standards ALL the time.  I respect that she tries so hard to stand firm in her beliefs and I love that she has goals and desires to someday stand in Holy Places before God.  It's all good!  So, just like last year, I've made a pendant to help her remember the theme.  Some of you have emailed wanting to know if I would be making them and if you could buy them - yes, yes you can.  I have two different designs, both similar, both gold - the color of virtue, you can see them on Etsy.

I've also been making a lot of other things too.  Bracelets and several other pendants, including several new designs.  I'm in the process of getting them up and loaded on Etsy so you can see them there.  Oh, and the steampunk designs are available for purchase too.  :)