February 2015

Day 10 - Create Everyday for 365 days Proje

Only 355 days more to go! 

I think this keychain turned out even prettier than I expected! 

Day 9 - Create Everyday for 365 days Project

I just love how this daughter necklace turned out! The new piece is the daughter necklace.  I was actually brainstorming what the coordinating daughter necklace for this recent mother necklace I made should look like when a customer asked me if I could make one for her young daughter!  I inscribed her nickname on the center of it and added a tag onto the back that says, "love you" to make it so personalized and special! I am really excited to come up with  more mother &/or daughter necklaces! 

Day 8 - Create Everyday for 365 days Project

Today I made an adorable custom Mother/Son necklaces for a beautiful Mother whose Son is so thoughtful and imaginative that he has been telling her for a bit now that he has a golden necklace & she has a golden necklace just like this! It is so special that she asked me to make their pretend necklaces a reality. 

Day 7 - Create Everyday for 365 days Project

Most of my sales are online or through word of mouth and sometimes I don't make time for shows which is sad because I really enjoy doing shows and especially in home parties! So on Day 6 of this project I have decided to make some earrings! I love how they all turned out looking a bit bohemian which is perfect for the weather to start getting sunny again! I made them with plated silver wire and plated silver premade earring wires instead of my signature sterling silver handforged french earwires to keep the cost down.

Day 6 - Create Everyday for 365 days Project

Today was super busy with jewelry orders all through dinner time. After my boys went to sleep, I decided to calm destress by playing with water colors a bit. I made this picture with quote perfect to hang in my studio, "My family is my home & my home is where my heart is".

 

Day 5 - Create Everyday for 365 days Project

I received a custom order request to make something I never have before which made the project easy today!  She sent me a picture of something she saw and liked and asked me to just make something similar and gave me a list of gemstones she would like me to choose from. I chose amber for this necklace pendant and gave her these options!

Day 4 - Create Everyday for 365 days Project

Well the good news is that I have been holding to my goal of creating something everyday! Only problem is that I need to get better at remembering to photograph and post about each thing I make! 

Here is what I made on Day 4. Some more Mother's necklace pendants 

This one says "Mom I love you" on the disc and "to the moon & back" on the crescent moon shape!

Day 3 - Create Everyday for 365 days Project

Only 2 days into the project and I already forgot to post what I made yesterday on Day 3! I guess the important thing is that I did create something new yesterday. And so far this project has been really help me focus on new designs.

I decided to focus on Mother's yesterday because Mother's Day is coming up soon and feel like of all the holidays it is one of the most important to really give a gift thoughtful gift! I made 2 new necklace and sketched quite a few other ideas! 

Day 2 - Create Everyday for 365 days Project

Yay I am on Day 2 of this project and already feeling more inspired! Today I played around with watercolor a bit and wrote one of my favorite quotes on it after it dried, "Tomorrow is made of what you dream up today..." I think I will hang it up in my studio! 

Day 1 - Create Everyday for 365 days Project

I have been inspired by my awesome friend Brooke Anderson who just happens to be an amazing photographer and artist. To challenge myself to do a 365 day project. I have been fulfilling a lot of orders of designs I have already come up with and would like this project to give me motivation to create NEW art even when it seems there is only enough time to fulfill orders. So I am calling it a "Create Everyday Challenge".