Mama Carrie Makes

Friday Craft, Wire Wrapping and Necklace Clustering

I am a cyclical crafter, and I have returned to making jewelry after almost a year. My desk is covered in my bead stash, and that is how I find inspiration. Paging through my books again and touching all my beads. To break the ice I made the cuff above. A bit of a no-brainer, I could just give my attention to bending wire and creating the frame and then sewing on the beads.

The cluster necklaces are almost no-brainers. I brought together 7 elements from my stash that seemed to fit the theme, and used a second piece of chain to create the cluster/waterfall effect. I’m really liking these…

What are you working on lately?



Friday Craft, Department of Redundancy Department

Well, I didn’t get the job I was hoping to get. I think it’s really a blessing in disguise. My new strategy is to make my current job into one that I want to have. And amazingly, right after my attitude changed, things got better.

Funny how that works, isn’t it?

Landscape of beads

Now that I’ve quit job-hunting, I’m going to turn my full attention to my shop and jewelry business. A dear friend has convinced me to attend a craft show this holiday season, so I will need to make enough product to have a well stocked booth.

My plan is to make 5 versions of the same piece using different colors and metals and accents. Hence the name of this post.

Stay tuned for pictures of my jewelry of many colors!