Sunday, March 22, 2009

Happy Birthday Shanna!

Today is my good friend, Shanna's birthday! Happy Birthday my sweet, southern friend! She is a major bag-aholic so I usually make her a bag for her birthday. But I decided to do something different this year and make her jewelry. I figured fun jewelry is one of those things a mama likes but doesn't always have the budget to buy for herself.

So, here's what I made for Shanna...

I LOVE it! I so wanted to keep if for myself but it's better to give than to receive, blah, blah, blah. And anyway, I'm working on a little something for myself already.

A few months ago, my friend Lena and I did a gig at an art gallery. There was a lady selling beautiful vintage jewelry necklaces. For hundreds of dollars. As I was contemplating selling an internal organ to raise the money to buy one, Lena told me I could totally make that myself. And, she pointed out that I could use my grandma's costume jewelry as the center piece of the necklace. So, I've picked out my earring to alter and purchased the necessary beads. Now all I need is to light a fire under Crafty Papa so he'll solder my jump rings onto the earring back. Hopefully, I'll have a finished product to share with you in the next week.