When I bought the silver hoops that I used in Day 17’s earrings, they came in a pack of two pairs. Today I decided to finish off the pack and make up a second pair. I liked how they looked with the crystal bicones, so I went with more crystal again, this time in a deep, rich garnet red.
Category: 100 Day Challenge
I had some more of the silver leaf pendants like the one I used in yesterday’s necklace, and decided to use them to make some matching earrings. I added in some of the tiny silver rounds that I had used in the necklace, making it match well.
For today’s project, I wanted to dig into some neat leaf pendants that I picked up locally a few months ago. I thought I’d pair one with some soft green jade beads. They have a matte finish, and small flecks of darker green. The finished piece looks very earthy. Love it!
Happy birthday to me! I can’t believe I’m already at the halfway point of the Challenge. For those who haven’t gone back through all the posts to the beginning, here’s what I’m up to: the 100 Day Challenge is a personal goal I set, to make a new item each day for 100 days. I will photograph and blog about each piece, and I can only use items that I already have in my stash. This will accomplish a few things: 1) get me ready for my upcoming spring shows, the MAC Fair and Ravenswing; 2) go through my stash and use up beads that I’ve been hoarding for “just that perfect design”; and 3) help clear some room in my crafting space, and help me get the mess under control.
To use up my remaining onyx coins, I chose to make another necklace but in a different design. This one uses black onyx rounds as well, filling out most of the necklace in black and turning the silver into an accent colour. There is a small amount of silver filled chain at the back, as well as a lobster clasp.
Like I mentioned yesterday, I wanted to use all the beads on this short strand of onyx beads, so earrings were my next plan. These follow the same design as yesterday’s necklace, and are both a perfect match and a great standalone piece.
As much as I like to wear black, I don’t often make a lot of jewellery just using basic black. I decided to root through my onyx drawer (my gemstones are in a large organizer with lots of little drawers, the kind you use for nuts and bolts, but prettier.) and found these lovely little faceted coin-shaped beads. I went super simple with this design, which feels very elegant and minimalist to me. My goal with this strand is to use them all up, so look forward to some more onyx over the next day or two!