I have been to a couple of jewelry making classes at my local library, and a new hobby transformed. The extent of this hobby is mostly stringing, but enjoy creating a piece of jewelry that is mine and enjoy wearing. I probably will not earrings for myself because my ears are not pierced due keloid scarring as a child, and my mother followed the physician’s advice of allowing the holes to close. However, it does not stop me from making earrings for other people.
Today during lunch, I went to four different bead stores to pick up some jewelry making supplies and beads. One bead store specializes in selling pearls and semi-precious stones, and I brought mostly beads from that store. Store also had a clearance rack where I picked up a strand for fresh water potato shaped pearls for $11.50, and will have some fun figuring out what to do with them. I went to the store to do a beginner’s project in March’s issue of BeadStyle, but could not find all of the components like the 40mm dyed quartz pendant. To solve this problem, I purchased a crystal leaf pendant Swarovski Crystallized in NYC. Swarovski Crystallized is a great place where you can purchased ready to wear pieces, or making your own. You can even go to the back where there is a cafe and you can make your jewelry there. I was a first time shopper at the store and received a free gift, a crystal piece that I can attach to a handbag and signed up for a membership. I think I will be a frequent shopper at Swarovski Crystallized.
It is getting late and I need some sleep before work in the morning. Ciao for now!