Aug 2, 2008

I just can't make up my mind!

I just can't make up my mind! And my husband would say 'That's the truth!" Just like Edith Ann from Lily Tomlin and Laugh In. (And if that doesn't date me I don't know what does!) .

One day I love Swarovski and the next day I love chainmaille. One day I'm in love with jasper and the next day it's back to Swarovski and on and on it goes!

But the really good part of this addiction is that I have loads of things to play with as my addiction to jewelry making grows. I started my business about 5 years ago -- and never realized what it would grow up to be -- and it's not full grown yet. At least, I don't think it is.... I'm expanding my business - both 'in person' and trying to get a store front started on Etsy. Thank heavens for the eSmarts team that I joined. There is a group that has wonderful ideas and can help the rest of us get moving!

I started with some basic stringing -- that's the "gateway" drug they talk about. And then I had to have some wire and after the wire came more stones and more shapes of Swarovski. And then some classes and of course some tutorials -- free and paid ones both!

And now I'm onto the chainmaille.... I've got a lot to learn and it's pretty much uphill all the way. Most people teach for right handed people and I'm the classic left handed person - uncoordinated and backwards all at the same time!!

But I say all this to tell you why I posted this picture today -- it's a blend of chainmaille and some sparkly Swarovski - what more could an addict wish for? The chain is just a basic 2 in 2 but I really wanted the Swarovski to be center stage - and not be overpowered by the chain. And I think that's what I accomplished.
Joella Miller AKA The Always Wired Bead Lady


Anonymous said...

What a great blend of 2 of your "loves" in 1 design. The crystal cubes are framed beautifully by the silver chain maille! This is a piece someone can wear to work, out for a special evening, or casual outings to the mall, movies or the park! Great, love the cubes!

Michele Cook said...

That is fantastic! I too love the Swarovski crystals but always feel a bit of design block when looking at them due to being overwhelmed by choice. My daughter wants a silver and black bracelet and even though she is thinking of something else I think she would love this one. I think even someone as jump ring challenged as me could manage the 2 in 2 design.

mygemstonebox said...

Chainmail and Swarovski...I'm with you, these are a few of my favorite things.
I wouldn't take this off! Beautiful piece, great job.

Jewelry Elegance by jill said...

Beautiful execution! Love the combination of the Silver Chain Maille and the Swarovski Crystals.

what more could an addict wish for?
More time to create....

A Beaded Affair said...

Absolutely lovely! I love chain maille too, as you know. I have been experimenting a bit with the swarovski crystals. They do add a nice dimention to the work.

embellishingyou said...

If this is what happens when you can't make up your mind.... be indecisive all the time! This is downright beautiful.

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