Too Cold to Cook Beads, So…

It was way too cold this morning (my best work time) to make any beads in my basement, so after I went to the grocery store, did laundry, put dinner in the crockpot, put the birdseed out, etc. (you get the idea), I sat on my bed (this is where I bead right now) and made two necklaces from Lynn Davis’ beautiful polymer clay pendants. I’m just showing you the detail shots, but I had a good day, I think! The first is the geisha pendant, and the second is the kelly green heart pendant. My process is to fondle the beads, and leave them on my nightstand so before I go to bed I can look at them. Somehow that translates into ideas for me! So that’s what I have been doing with these pendants and today was the day the ideas came! I don’t know if I’ll sell the items or keep them!

What to do with resistors?

My partner, Phil, gave me a bunch of resistors he had left over, and his son, Ben, asked me what kind of jewelry I would make with them. I made earrings with them, as seen in one of my photos below. Three of the pairs are on etsy right now, and I guess I’m a closet geek because I really like them! Here’s a picture of another pair, that will go in an etsy jewelry shop I have in the works. I really like these ones because they are nice and summery – made with resistors, sunny seed beads and sterling findings.