Sunday, September 30, 2012

Hello, Fall

Hi Everyone!

Fall has arrived!  And I'm actually enjoying it quite a bit--it is nice and cool outside.

I have always wanted to make some of those pretty little nest necklaces--so a couple of weeks ago, I finally found the time and made a few.  I suppose bird nests are really more of a spring-y thing, but I think they will still be nice for fall as well. 
This one is probably my favorite:

I love how the pearly beads look with the wire :)
They are super easy and fun to make--you just string 3 beads onto some wire and twist it around into a little nest!  They have such a sweet and simple look.

While I was messing around with jewelry, I decided to make a decorative holder for my earrings.  

Isn't it pretty?!
I really, really like it!  I just took an old brown, wooden frame, went over it with a white paint marker (leaving bits of the brown to keep the weathered look) and coated it with an acrylic spray.  I got rid of the back of the frame and cut out some cork board the same size.  I cut 3 pieces of lace ribbon that I hot-glued to the cork board.  I hot-glued the cork board into the frame, used the paint marker to doodle a quick heart in the corner, and I was done!  I love the brown lace--It works wonderfully for this project because you can loop the earrings through all the little holes in it. 

I hope you all have a lovely week!  <3

1 comment:

  1. I love that necklace!! So upscale/boutique looking! The earring display is the neatest, love how the frame looks kind of worn down. :)
    Very awesome! Nice job!
    Grace Ann


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