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Gold Wire and Tiger Eye Choker

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Taking a break from writing lately has left me with free time to enjoy my beading projects once again! This is my latest creation, a choker made from gold-filled wire, with tiger-eye drop beads dangling from it. I liked it so much, I made a bracelet in the same style, and then added earrings and a ring, too.

Recently I was commenting with my new blogging friend, GRADMAMA2011 about making jewelry, because she mentioned in a post about getting off her computer chair to sit down at her beading table. I mentioned that I do just the opposite, because I do my beading early in the morning and then move to my computer after that. She made a beautiful necklace with tiger eye beads lately for her daughter, I hope you’ll take a look.

When I told her I had also lately done something with tiger eye beads, she encouraged me to post a photo of mine, too, saying, “Let’s put our creations on our blogs so they don’t just languish in a drawer someplace. :-)”

What a great idea! I haven’t posted anything in my jewelry category in ages, so I took a few pictures of the new set I made. In the top photo you can see how I display my jewelry on a sheer curtain beside my beading table. I probably get more enjoyment out of looking at all my fun projects than by actually wearing them. They are collecting dust, but I can’t bear to hide them away in a drawer. They are eye-candy to me!

Do you have a spare time hobby? If you haven’t posted about it, take GRADMAMA2011’s advice and put your hobby on your blog – leave me a link and I’ll enjoy checking it out – let’s share the fun!

Here’s a closeup photo of the wire and tiger eye set:

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;^)

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Matching Jewelry Set: “Blossoming Wisteria”

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I have a dream of someday selling the jewelry I create on Etsy.com. This may be impossible to do while living in Egypt, given the miserable postal services in this country, but this isn’t ever a problem in my dream. One of the more enjoyable hobbies I’ve adopted in the last couple of years is playing with wire and beads. It’s really challenging in a creative way, and very satisfying when the result is a beautiful necklace, bracelet, ring, or earrings. The beautiful colors of the beads are like eye candy to me, they brighten my day and make me smile. I hang my creations on a sheer white curtain stretched above my work table in my sunny little winter verandah, and my mood always improves by sitting at my table, enjoying the jewelry designs and colors.
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Poem: Combing The Beach In Winter

Subtitled: Beachglass Jewelry Set with Matching Poem

Bits of colored glass
Like fragments from our past
Lay scattered on the sand
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Oh, catch them, catch them fast
These bits of colored glass
Like fragments of our past
And gather them one by one

String them like so many memories
With edges smoothed by time
Yet retaining the soft translucency
Of colorful days gone by

Don’t lose the wonders and mysteries
But string them like so many memories
With edges smoothed by time
Faded like a winter sky

The greens and yellows and blues
Are the gardens I grew with you
While our love was growing
While our flowers were blooming
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Wire and Gemstone Bracelets

A few photos of bracelets I made using the book, “Wirework” by Dale ‘Cougar’ Armstrong
(available at amazon.com, and includes a CD):

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Stainless Steel Square Wire and Amethyst Cabochon Bracelet

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Stainless Steel Square Wire and Green Cats Eye Cabochon Bracelet

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