When Alyssa recommended that I start making stamped metal jewelry as an additional source of income, I discovered jewelry making. She'll be the first to tell you that she did not recommend that I make beaded jewelry; she specifically said stamped metal. But who listens to her?
|Stamped and hammered copper with Swarovski crystal hearts in birthstone colors of my children.|
|Mixed metal necklace stamped with names and baby feet|
When I started looking at the jewelry supply web sites, I fell in love with the Swarovski crystals. I have stamped metal jewelry listed on my Etsy site, and I enjoy making it, but I LOVE the beaded jewelry!
Here are a few of my newest favorites:
|Swarovski crystals, Czech glass, semi-precious stones all in one bracelet!|
I've got a lot more finished, but I need to take pictures. I'm not especially happy with any of the pictures I've taken; they never seem sharp enough. I'm not sure what I need to do to improve them. If you've got suggestions, I'll listen.
I'm still working on my comeback from depression and fighting off a pile of fatigue and lethargy. I'm really grateful to those of you who are sticking with me.
I'll be back in a day or so with some quotes from my student aide, a kid who just generally cracks me up.