Friday, December 13, 2013

A Grandmother's Bracelet

This is actually the 3rd one that I've made.  I finished one for my mom, who then wanted me to make one for my aunt and now my cousin would like one for her mother-in-law.  So maybe I've actually made a somewhat 'popular' design.  It's just sparkly and pretty understated, unless you know what the colors mean. 
A stone for each child and/or grandchild.  This bracelet can look all sorts of ways depending on when the birth month of the children and grandchildren.  My mom's looked pretty Christmas-sy since 3 of her children/grandchildren were born in July (Siam/Ruby color) and one in May (Emerald). 
Here's the latest...

Among Other Things...

Once again, I was asked to submit some items to sell as part of the Cincy Craft Cartel at the 1305 Gallery.  They have an annual Yuletide where you can buy locally-made, handmade items from many talented artists.  I was working through November to make more items.  Here's just some of the jewelry for sale there.

I really had fun making earrings this time around - and make 40 pairs for the show - lots of festive things and bright colors.  I think that's what I need when it gets colder and so dark for so much of the day.  I long for the days where I can go for a run at 8:45pm and make it home before the sun goes down (and where its warm enough to be wearing shorts and a t-shirt at that time!).  In the meantime, I'll just have to keep making jewelry.