Imported from my old blog... first attempts at Elvish jewelry!September 12, 2009
EDIT: I've since made many, many more Elvish jewelries!
In fact, almost half the jewelry featured on this blog are Elvish.
I've got several tutorials (with more coming!) and I sell some on my shop
Elvish style jewlerySo... I have always loved the clothing and jewelry in The Lord of the Rings, Narnia, and other movies similar to those. I've always especially loved the Elven style. I fact, I love everything Elvish. I am hoping to make an Elven dress if we can get the supplies. It would be blue and silver... Anyway, I have always wanted Elvish style jewelry. Way back in 5th grade, I got an Evenstar necklace (for $3, when it normally was $10!)
(It's not as nice as this one- this is the "official" $100 diamond one)
I also love "medieval" "fairy" or "Celtic" style jewlery, which I dub as "Elven" since it really looks alot like it. :)
To get to my point: There are no other craft supply/hobby stores in Rolla that I know of. (Unless you count that moldy one downtown). I had to deal with a small Ziplock baggie of leftover beads from old projects and thin floral wire. At a garage sale I found a small spool of thicker wire, but I already use it up in these projects... Dad had a pair of needlenose pliars that are really helpful.
My first attempt that didn't fall apart:
I was actually fairly proud of this next creation. I'm calling it an ear cuff. Sounds funny, I know, but what else should I call it?
Here is how it is worn:
I think you would probably only wear one of these, and you can wear earrings with it, too.
I made these before I made the ear cuff I made "earrings" for Adelynn. She simply loves dress up and has been deploring the fact that her ears aren't peirced (keep delporing for 5 more years, Rosie!)
I also made a rock necklace:
This was laying on my desk, and so I just had to take a picture of it. I can't claim credit for this one: Rebecca made it. :)
Maybe next time I should lay a piece of white paper underneath when I take the picture...