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"!

Thursday, August 11, 2011


Verb: Indulge in enjoyable recollection of past events
Obviously I haven't been in the mood to make jewelry for awhile since my last post was more than a month ago!  I was thinking about the wire crochet and what got me started in the beginning.  Some of my original inspiration was the wire crochet I saw on the  Galena Beads website.   In their words, "The combination of our designs has vintage charm with a contemporary spirit".   They offer workshops, but they're in Illinois, so there was no way I could attend one.  I was so interested in this technique that I contacted them and asked about the possibility of offering an online class.  They responded that it just wasn't possible at that time, but were kind enough to mail me one of their class handouts! 
With that in mind, I went back to the beginning and created this necklace with open chains and random groups of beads.  I used dark rose glass pearls and an antique rose seed bead mix on Vintaj bronze wire.
The pendant is a re-purposed item.  My Mom picked these up at Ace Hardware.  An inexpensive little item and the original purpose is to replace the knob on a lamp.  You unscrew the one that came on the lamp and screw this one on in it's place.  Much prettier and easier to grasp!  I thought it would also make a neat pendant, considering my attraction to keys!  I'm not much of a wire wrapper, but I did manage to accomplish wrapping a few beads around it to give it some extra interest and match the necklace.
I can't believe Summer is almost over.  We've had record heat, but are currently enjoying cooler temperatures and some much needed rain!  I hope all is well in your world!
~{Funny}Thought for Today~
 (1) FINE: This is the word women use to end an argument when she knows she is RIGHT & YOU need to SHUT UP.
(2) NOTHING: Means SOMETHING & you need to be WORRIED.
(3) GO AHEAD: This is a dare, not permission, do NOT do it.
(4) WHATEVER: A woman's way of saying SCREW YOU.
(5) THAT'S OK: She is thinking long & hard on HOW & WHEN you will pay for your mistake.


Davinia said...

Those deadly terms are soooo true!
It's frustrating when you would love to do so many classes and learn new and interesting things but there's no where you can go. Thank goodness for the internet. Judging by your beautiful necklace, not taking a class certainly hasn't stifled your creativity Jana. The lamp knob is beautiful and is the perfect finishing touch for the necklace.

Azure Islands Designs said...

I love the necklace Jana...it is so delicate, the word that comes to mind is "lovely"! The fancy key ads a wonderful nostalgic touch...

There isn't anyone where I live who offers any kind of classes...if I want to learn something I have to buy books or tutorials...works ok for some things but not so great for others!

Wow...I just checked, my last post was July 10th, not because I lost my interest in creating but because I've been crazy busy! :~)

I'll have to get something posted soon...
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful Jana!

(Still can't post using my own account)


Anonymous said...

Very pretty and I love that key!!

BeadSparkle - Skinhaircareview said...

Amazingly beautiful <3