Its been a while since I posted and I have been busy making more jewelry and doing a little knitting. My left hand has been swollen due to my lymphedema and it gets numb and hurts when I knit so I can only do a little at a time. Its a real pain in the ass because its affecting everything I want to do, not only my knitting. A trip to the occupational therapist is in order so I have to make an appointment with her ASAP along with a re-check with the neurosurgeon for my leg and my 3 month check with my oncologist. Its time for another CAT scan of my body and a MRI of my leg.
Good news-my stitch markers are up at www.woolgirl.com and there is a direct link to them in my sidebar. Unfortunately all of them are not up as of yet but maybe there is a reason for that. We will have to wait and see. I also put the link to the leave-in conditioner that I make for www.naturallycurly.com (betcha didnt know that!). Looking at all these pictures you must be thinking thats all I do all day is bead but thats not true. These pictures were taken from as far back as Aug 8th and I was delayed in posting them. I also didnt name all of them because thats a talent in itself that I need more practice at.
Blue Lampwork Flower Beaded Necklace
Green Cubic Zirconia Crystal Necklace-even though the name cubic zirconia implies cheap or imitation therefore cheap, they are not cheap to say the least. They are also prettier in person and have just as much sparkle as Austrian crystals.
Kazuri Bead Necklace
Dichroic Glass Beads-I bought these beads (4) at my local bead shop. I loved them (obviously) because they are pink and very pretty.
When You Wish Upon A Star
Copper Wire Necklace with Turquoise Chips-I made this out of 16G copper wire and it was originally supposed to be a bracelet but I didnt like the way it turned out so I decided to continue and make it into a necklace. Every piece you see on this is hand made by me.
Crystal Cube Pendant- Swarovski Crystals
Crocheted Necklace/earings with glass pearls and turquoise chips
Black and Pink Set-My husband gave me the idea for this set and I like it a lot. I used tiny Swarovski crystals to bring out the pink of the tiger eye beads
Pink Rectangle Pendant-I almost kept this one I love it so much!
My Kazuri Bead Necklace
My LYS had their big sale this past weekend and I had a chance to go on Sunday. I went through all the baskets with any yarn that I can use with my jewelry. I got really lucky and found a ton of stuff for less than $1 a ball! I also spoke to the owner, Cynthia, to see if she would be interested in having me teach a crocheted jewelry class. She said that she would think about it and I told her that I would show her some of what the finished product would look like. I bought some of the 6/0 seed beads that she selld there and some great fabric ribbon that matched the beads. If I do get this chance to teach a class she would like all the students to use the beads that she sells. It makes sense to me, its just that I havent made a necklace/bracelet with the 6/0 beads but it shouldnt be a problem because I've used smaller than that before. Cynthia also told me that they will be starting a sock club in September for the entire year with a shippment of yarn with an original pattern by one of the stores lovely lady designers. I am not sure if I would join right away since I am already a member of 2 sock clubs and need to get my behind in gear and make the last kit from Blue Moon before the August kit arrives the end of the month.
On another note, my Mom has been raising quite a few dollars and I would like to thank all that have given her their money. I also wanted to say that I havent received any responses to the donations for any gift baskets (the fundraising idea I had and talked about in a previous post). I know that I am not a famous or popular blogger so thats probably why i dont get the traffic that others do. I am not sure what will happen with the gift basket idea but the other one that involves the jewelry is still in effect. So please, if you can give a donation then give what you can and its much appreciated.