Yup, this is a jumble of jewelry (I like that term!) post today. ;) To start, I listed this necklace this week. This is one I had made in the summer, but completely forgot about:
Floral Ba-Gua Octagon Beaded Hemp Necklace- it's in my Artfire shop here and my Etsy shop here.
One of my Plurk friends gave me the name for that; I had no idea the discs had significance. I love learning new things like that! I haven't made any necklaces in a few months, so after the holidays I'll work on more. I'd also like to start doing more with hemp than just crocheting it; I'm going to try to get a book out of the library on it or see if I can get a book for Christmas.
And now for the motherload of earrings; I think these spawn while I'm not looking. ;)
These two are custom orders I made this week:
Yup, a dice earring- wee, geekiness! I'll have to make more of these (right now I just have a pink one in my shop) because hey, I love dice. ;) These beads are weird because the 1 dot is on a different side (they were made wrong), but they're still cute. I'm tempted to start making other sided dice out of clay, though.
I've never done one in just a silver chain before but I really love how this came out (and I don't even like red!). I'll have to remember how striking the silver color looks when I make more earrings. ;)
And now a bunch of random earrings; I'm not linking to them individually (there's just too many!) but you can find them in my Etsy shop and Artfire shop.
Purple, Blue and Silver Cartilage Chain Earring
Red and Black Double Cartilage Chain Earring
Hot Pink and Black Double Cartilage Chain Earring
(This one was inspired by my sister with her obsession with hot pink, black, and zebra print. I'm going to make her something like this for Christmas.)
Black and Silver Moon and Sun Cartilage Chain Earring
(This one is cool because there's a moon on the other side of the sun bead.)
Ice Crystals Blue and Purple Cartilage Chain Earring
And last but not least:
Green and Black Leaf Cartilage Chain Earring - Leaves of the Woodland
This one is special because it's the start of a series of wonderfully dorky earrings- they're inspired by Lord of the Rings. This one is Mirkwood; I'll likely do another related one later to represent Eryn Lasgalen after the forest was cleansed. (Of course I had to start with my home forest for this series of earrings!) I'm hoping to list the next of those today; so far I have ones for Rivendell, The Shire, and Rohan made up, but I have ideas for Gondor and Lothlórien, too.
These aren't exactly canon, I guess; they're how I interpret the colors and designs of the locations- for example, I made Mirkwood green and black to represent the darkness of the forest, but with silver and light green leaves because there's still beauty in the wood even then.
Heh, I feel like a tour guide: "To your left you'll see some large, very old trees with lovely moss growing down the one side, but be careful not to step... crap, they all got caught in a giant spider web... and now the black squirrels are chewing on their boots. I lose more visitors that way!" Yeah, not a prime location for tourists, but what's an elfling to do? ;)
As I said above, you can find the cartilage chain earrings in my Etsy shop and Artfire shop.