Monday, September 12, 2011

Sorting Hat Earrings

This semester is already kicking my butt.  I am teaching a new class this term and am struggling to keep up with it, so there's been less crafting time lately.  But I did take a short break from lecture writing eysterday afternoon to make some earrings.  Four pairs of Sorting Hat Earrings to be exact!  The idea came from listening to several people in the Back to Hogwarts Swap who have gotten into Pottermore, but were upset at being sorted into a house they didn't expect.  The real Sorting Hat would of course take your wishes into consideration.
The charms are pewter, and absolutely adorable.

Gryffindor - red Druk glass & amber Czech glass

Hufflepuff - fire-polished Czech glass & black stone 

Slytherin - Czech glass

Ravenclaw - Czech glass & sand stone

All the houses together!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Cuppa Tea Bracelet

I realized I hadn't posted this one.  Made it last weekend.  A big thanks to pinkleo for her awesome suggestions about it.  
It's made with an assortment of glass and crystal beads in shades of mahogany, amber, and lemon yellow.  It also contains 15 charms including: tea pots, teacups, a tea bag, teaspoon, kettle, sugar packet, plate of toast, fancy cake, butter knife, and hearts.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Sterling Silver Whovian Wedding Bracelet

This item is a custom order that I've been dying to share.  It was for a lovely Etsy artist called knerdyknits, who wanted a classy and subtle Doctor's Companion bracelet for her wedding.  I was truly honored that she asked me to make it for her.  The bride-to-be picked out her favorite charms from my stash, and asked that as much of the bracelet as possible to be sterling silver.  
The bracelet chain, head pins and jump rings are all sterling, and came from Fire Mountain Gems.  The bails are sterling plated and came from a seller on eBay.
The blue and clear beads and hearts are Swarovski crystal, and there are some freshwater round, coin, and potato pearls to match the beading on her gown.
Because every bride deserves presents on her wedding, I also included two pairs of earrings as a surprise for her.   These are Swarovski crystal hearts in sapphire, hanging from some long sleek earring wires I received from april again in one of the rounds of Craftster Bead Soup Swaps.
I love how simple and modern this pair came out.  I have trouble with "simple" because I always just seem to want to add more stuff to my jewelry.
And the other set I made I'm calling my "Blue Box" earrings.  They are Swarovski crystal cubes and rondells on sterling head pins.
 Now to cross my fingers and hope the bride likes them all as much as I do!