These are a few of my favorite things…

Here are some pics of a few of the jewelry pieces I made as Christmas gifts. I had to make them in duplicate because I couldn’t bear to part with them.
I know I am not a fabulous jewelry designer, but about a year and a half ago, I stepped into a bead store in Salt Lake and I felt my soul stir, and I haven’t been able to get this new hobby out of my system since.
So. Friends and family…please bear with me as all of the gifts I give you will probably be jewelry until I move on to something else. Pottery, maybe?

I have developed a love of turquoise. I used to think it was just for old people, but the color is irresistible!

This next one has kind of a winter feel to it, I think. Like icicles.

I found these glass lockets, and I just fell in love with them! They are so neat in person. You can put anything inside from a photograph to a dried, pressed flower. Whatever object is inside becomes magnified by the glass. It’s special enough that I thought a simple chain was the best way to wear it.
I took two pictures of this next bracelet because the beads look different depending on what kind of light you view them in.
I bought this adorable sterling fish, and as I tried to think of something to do with it, I found these quartz beads that are almost clear, but have a blueish cast to them. They looked like bubbles to me. So I thought it would be just too cute to have the fish blowing bubbles along the chain of the bracelet.
The bubbles are in a random pattern in various sizes. This might just be my favorite thing ever.
more fish

But then again this last item is up there on my list because it involves birds. And I really, really love birds.
I made one of those wrapped wire nests I posted about a while back, but instead of doing it as a ring, I made a pendant. I attached it to a silver chain and added a little silver bird that looks like she’s flying back to her nest to watch over her eggs.
Perfect for a bird lover like me. But as I stared at it, I thought that it seems like a mother’s necklace.
Unless you turned the bird so it was flying in the other direction. What a fun gift it would be for a girl moving away from home for college.
Leaving the nest, as it were.

CarissaSaturday January 03, 2009 - 3:22 pm

Beautiful, beautiful stuff! Wow.

grandmalizzyThursday January 01, 2009 - 10:57 pm

I love them all. My favorites are the crystal locket and the bird flying to her nest. So unique and still so pretty. It is perfect as a mothers ring, you could personalize it by changing the number of eggs of each mother to represent her kids. Well, maybe not the best for 7 or 8 kids. (I’ve hung my gourd and now I’m impatient for the birds to discover it. I think I’ve found the perfect spot to watch it from my recliner. It’s in the tangelo tree and is the same color as tangelos, so I hopin’ the birds notice it. LM

MeredithWednesday December 31, 2008 - 10:49 pm

Wow, each piece is beautiful and unique. Are you going to sell jewelry in your Etsy store? What a talent!

BrookeWednesday December 31, 2008 - 5:32 pm

Kelly!!!! Those are incredible. You must start selling those at local stores or something. Have you stopped by All Tucked In? I think your style would sell really well there. I loved them ALL!

EmilyTuesday December 30, 2008 - 10:54 am

As always, you have an eye for detail, and it totally shows with these pieces. They are remarkable and I hope you’ll sell some over at etsy. Because that icicle one is calling my name!!! πŸ˜‰
GREAT work, you are a natural artist in everything you attempt. Wowza, lady. That is all I can say πŸ™‚

JoeyTuesday December 30, 2008 - 10:43 am

Kelly Anne…. I have have have to have the necklace that looks like icicles… You are going to make me one, right??? I will be standing by for details…haha… but seriously… just drop me a line on facebook. Thanks girl.

LivTuesday December 30, 2008 - 10:17 am

That jewelry is so fantastic! Thank you for sharing your talents.

I wear my paris pendant necklace at least three times a week. I love it that much.

PamTuesday December 30, 2008 - 10:14 am

Wow! Is there anything you don’t do?

joanaTuesday December 30, 2008 - 2:17 am

the jewelry is awesome, and
i love the creative picture display!

HannahTuesday December 30, 2008 - 2:00 am

Just beautiful!

Shannon BankheadMonday December 29, 2008 - 11:04 pm

Absolutely gorgeous, what wonderful work you do!! and thanks for the love on my blog!

ChristyMonday December 29, 2008 - 10:28 pm

Nice! Great creativity and craftsmanship, as usual. I would expect nothing less :).

JennieMonday December 29, 2008 - 9:42 pm

So Pretty! I wish I was one of your “real life” friends so that I could be a gift recipient. πŸ™‚ Yes, let us know if you sell them.

EmiMonday December 29, 2008 - 9:38 pm

These are fabulous! Amazing. I hope you are going to make more and sell them on your etsy site!

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