Sunday, June 19, 2016

Masia de la Vinya winery ....... Temecula Saturday.

Saturday started with brunch with my friends Jen and Diana.  Girl talk and good times!


Then, Diana and I took off to Temecula to visit the Masia de la Vinya winery.  Beautiful place!






The wine was so so.  The place is relatively new so time will tell.  Photo credits to Diana!



Friday, May 20, 2016

Jewelry therapy in mid May....

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Here is part two of some of the pieces I have worked on.  I really need to make time to do this more often.  I promised my friend Jill that I would bring my jewelry making stuff next time I popped in to visit and I kept my word.  Best atmosphere ever! Don't judge me, Michalob Ultra is awesome!  

 

I prefer to work with Sterling silver.  I used up all the findings I had on this day.  Jill had some beautiful pieces I was able to turn into pendants.   We didn't know for sure, but most of them looked like sliced agate pendants in various colors.  Immediately, I was in love.....




I had plenty of silver plated chains and leather cords for necklaces so we were in business. 


The pendants came with holes already drilled, I just needed to have findings and cord necklaces with clasps.  Thanks again to Jill because these pieces are gorgeous!

I took a moment to separate new onyx, soapstone and agates beads for earrings or possible bracelets. Yes and everything below I made.....

Work in progress......



This pair below has agate, onyx and soapstone beads.   Onyx is the ultimate protection stone and it matches everything.  They say soapstone is great for the skin. 




This is spotted onyx and Sterling silver findings.....below is onyx with an unknown stone my step mom sent me.  I love these beads,,,,,you can wear them with animal print.....


Below is onyx with dyed turquoise. ( code for fake turquoise. Hahahaha)



Pure agate pendant with satin necklace cord. 


Next is a pair of earrings with authentic garnet and howlite beads.


Below is a pair with hematite and beads from Michaels that had a great marble tone. 


Rose Quartz and Sterling silver.  These beads are heavy.


Below are black Goldstone, with Black Rose beads and Onyx spacers.

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Onyx and dyed jasper.  



This pendant below were more beads from my step mom when she made jewelry.  Jill saw this and was like, wow, I like that one.  I thought! Okay let's make a necklace for each one!



Citrine and peridot are two of my favorite stones.... The citrine were two lone beads that needed to be earrings....



I felt like I got a lot accomplished.....









Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Jewelry projects in May.

So, I have started more DIY projects and have gotten back to making more earrings.  


This pair above, has sterling silver findings, howlite and dyed red coral beads.   

The necklace below is a silver plated aventurine pendant.


This pair of earrings, not only had sterling silver findings, but dyed red coral beads and round wood beads.


Below is a pair of earrings that had carnelian beads with a periodot spacer and authentic amber bead at the top.



The pair below are clear beads with soapstone.

Next, we have some wooden beads with a Lapis Lazuli chipped bead and brown agate. 


Below is a jet spacer with dyed green crazy Jasper. 


I had more dyed crazy jasper....


I have many of these colored rose beads and I paired these yellow roses with peridot chipped beads. 


This is not authentic turquoise, but dyed blue Agate.  The only authentic gemstone on the pair below are the yellow citrine chipped beads and the middle bead is a plastic bead. 


Below are a pair with the Tiger eye gemstones in the middle. 


Next, we have a onyx and jasper spacer with an amber colored bead. 



There will be more to come......