what i've been working on...

guys, i have to confess something: i have been a necklace-making maniac like i've never been before. i love times like these when i seem to just have a never-ending supply of ideas because i feel so productive when i can make so much! i actually have so many pictures that i decided to split this into two posts so as not to overwhelm you with new necklaces! hopefully this weekend i'll have these added to my shop...

lately i've been using less metal and chain and gravitating more towards pretty stones and beads, and some leather i've had for a few years but never got around to using. this large piece of pink marble is one of my current favorites!

i've also brought some bright and pretty vintage fabric out of my supplies storage closet and worked that into a few necklaces. this makes me even more anxious for summer!

i've even been so crazy about making completely new necklaces lately that i've even enjoyed forming and hammering out the clasps, and that's usually something i find tedious and boring! what have you been working on lately? do you have any pictures of your projects posted?

this has nothing to do with jewelry, but first, a bear had a snack of suet from one of our bird feeders in our front yard last night, and i'm really hoping that if i spend enough time by the window i'll see it come back! i know, no one wants bears around, but i think they're absolutely beautiful and a welcomed sight. next, chris and i tried a new place for lunch today (the blue marlin) with fresh seafood priced only a little higher than fast food heart attacks, and i think i have a new favorite place. actually, my stomach is growling just thinking about it...

20 comments:

  1. wow - i want i want!! my favorites are the 1st and the 3rd ones...i would rock either all the time. i can't wait to get my next paycheck to buy one.

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  2. Seriously lovely as always, Danielle. I love how you placed the clasp on the last necklace. Beautiful! If I sent you a photograph of a sketch I have right now for a necklace with a fabric component would you be surprised? Haha. I bet you wouldn't. I seriously laughed at my desk when I saw some of the similarities between our brains again. Awesome new work! Can't wait to see more!

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  3. I really like the one with the black stones. I especially like how you put the clasp at the start of it. Clasps always have a way of working themselves around to the front. Might as well make an interesting feature of them. Bears are exciting! We've had moose in the yard before. They're probably just as dangerous (and just as exciting to see).

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  4. number 3 is my favorite! i saw a mama bear and her 2 cubs IRL...but i was in the car, so i dont know if that counts.

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  5. beautiful! love #3! hehe - funny, crazy story about the bear!

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  6. These are gorgeous! I LOVE the second one with the pretty vintage fabric...so unique!

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  7. Oh man my heart just pitter-patted. That first necklace!! You're a genius. I'm off to check out the rest of your shop my dear!

    See Me Rwar

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  8. These are so neat! And so unique! I really love the last one :) You make such pretty/interesting things!
    xo Heather
    http://ahopelessnotebook.blogspot.com/

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  9. i LOVE the first and last necklace! totally checking out your shop!

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  10. The incorporation of leather into these designs is great. All the different natural materials are beautiful together!

    Also, I love that you live in an area where bears wander into your yard. I hope you get your picture of him :)

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  11. I like these a lot! I will be visiting your etsy store!

    http://seventwentysomethings.blogspot.com/

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  12. The last necklace is amazing! I love it. The different textures/colours in it work so well together.

    I've been working with silver recently. I'm back in the workshop next wednesday - I can't wait! I've got two rings and a bracelet to finish. I'm hoping to get them up on etsy sometime soon.

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  13. beautiful! i like that last necklace the best.

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  14. I keep looking at these trying to pick a favourite, but I cant! They are all too good! Absolutely beautiful Danielle!
    toni xo

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  15. Hi! I just found your blog through just lovely adn I am in love with it. You've got great stly and that little parrot is so cute! Love people with "different" pets! Happy to be you newest follower! xx
    Alice Barton ♥ The Mow Way

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  16. That last necklace is just so lovely.

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  17. I saw the last one "coming soon" in your shop, and I love it so much!! You're such a talent.

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  18. SUCH beautiful necklaces Danielle! Love the one with the floral band :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  19. Dang, that top necklace is awesome! You're a really talented jewelry designer :)

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