Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Test Driving the Components

In my last kiln load I made some tiny little, very thin, very light weight charms with the idea that they'd be good for earings. So while my daughter, Sarah, was here over the weekend I made up a couple of pairs to test out their weight. This pair went home with Sarah this morning. I'm pretty pleased with them although I won't be turning my hand to making jewelry any time soon. I am soooo sloooow.



One of the other pieces I made just for me was this bracelet. Lorelei generously shared the tutorial for this on her blog recently. This is my variation on it. Not nearly as elegant or well made as Lorelei's. But it was fantastic to be able test out the components I make in someone else's design. Thanks, Lorelei!
I've had it on all day and I've actually been in my jammies most of the day. Who says you can't dress up a little in your jammies. Now you might ask why I was in my jammies. But there isn't really any good reason. Just complete disinterest in normal things like getting dressed. I did however brush my teeth and my hair rather early this morning. And most importantly I did not go to the post office or the grocery store in my jammies.
It has been very quiet here without Sarah. And a little sad not having my jewelry maker companion. But the dogs have kept me company and I'm returning to my normal routine.
Cheers, LeAnn

8 comments:

sharon said...

The bracelet is very pretty LeAnn, wear it with the necklace from yesterday, in your jammies if you want!! But i would be proud to where them out! The charms are awesome also. hopefully they will be on etsy soon?!!

SummersStudio said...

Hi Sharon and thanks so much. I'm not a particularly inspired jewelry maker. The charms will most likely start appearing on Etsy next week. I only made a few test pieces this time round.

SueBeads said...

I really like the charms too! I can't say that I've been in my jammies all day since I was, ok, well since I had surgery, but before that since I was little! But I have certainly spent lazy days doing nothing, and even less than nothing by laying in bed watching tv. Sometimes you just have to do that!

Lorelei said...

Your bracelet turned out fabulously!! Nice work!! :)

SummersStudio said...

Sharon, thank you. I often spend days in my jammies while working :) But then my studio is about 6 feet from my dining room. So I can just head out across the deck and work and nobody knows. Besides my jammies are defeinitly not jammie like. T shirt, tracky dacks. Very appealing!

Lorelei, thank you very much for sending out your design. There is a reason why I design components and all of you talented people out there make it come to life!

stregata said...

Very beautiful, LeAnn! I love all the different components you are coming up with. Inspirational food for the designing mind! Keep it up!
Renate

2ifbysea said...

Hi Leann! I'm looking froward to the new charms. Love your bracelet. It looks great!

SummersStudio said...

Thanks Renate! It is always good to hear such positive feedback. I'm really enjoying this. And getting a chance to sit down work with them was quite inspirational itself.