Welcome to my blog! When I started this blog it was all about wire crochet jewelry. I fell in love with the first piece I saw and I had to learn how. I was "hooked"!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Not Too Motivated...

Happy New Year! 

I really haven't been too motivated since the craft shows in December and Christmas!  The only new jewelry I've made is this wrap bracelet.

I've seen these in all the magazines and several websites.  I really like them so I thought I'd give one a try.  Normally they're made with leather cord and beading thread.  I used what I had on hand, which was rubber cord and 28 gauge copper wire.  I used green aventurine beads and found this button in my button box that matches pretty well.  These are a lot of fun.  I'm anxious to make more using real leather and a variety of beads!

Speaking of leather... this is a necklace I made for the last craft show,

a piece of brown leather captured inside a copper spool knitted chain with a copper and mother of pearl pendant.  I'd like to make another one with black leather and silver wire. 

Well, that's it for now!  Hopefully my motivation will return soon!

~Today's Quote~

"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending."
~ Maria Robinson


Davinia said...

I love the bracelet Jana, I've seen a bit of buzz about them too. Might have to try my hand at one. I know what you mean about not being too motivated. The four of us have all been home on holidays at the same time so it's been hard to sit at my desk and not get interrupted or distracted so I've just been looking through all my beading and polymer clay books for inspiration when they all go back to work.

JustATish said...

Yeah - that bracelet....BEAUTIFUL!! I am gonna have to try that myself!

Azure Islands Designs said...

Love the bracelet Jana...and the necklace is a "Me" necklace...the kind I like to wear!!!

I know what you mean about motivation...last year I had the most difficult time trying to do something/anything from the end of my shows in December until the middle of Feb. when I had a show I had to prepare for...did it in one week!!! :0)

I tried drawing, painting & photography to feed my creativity for making jewelry...didn't really work but I had fun...

The lack of motivation may be because we've worked so hard and just need a bit of a break...I'm confidant your motivation will return for you very soon!!!


Francy said...

Happy New Year Jana!

My daughter wore the necklace I purchased from you to work yesterday. Everyone loved it! She was a beautiful "backdrop" for it. Your work is so awesome.

Look forward to seeing your new creations this year!

Jewelry box jargons said...

Happy new year to all...

Wow, that's a wonderful work.I love both your works especially the bracelet which is so unique and eye catching which makes stumble here for a while.Nice work.