I’m Getting Ahead Of Myself But I Gotta Show You This!

I want to tell you about my visit from Gaelyn from Geogypsy, and how we went to the gem and mineral show in Quartzsite, but I am just too excited about the stuff we Lynda and I have been making that I am jumping ahead to show you:

I love pink things, and this here necklace is pink. It is made with rose quartz and glass and crystal beads. It turned out really good, better than I thought it would.

(click on the pictures to see them better)

This one is made with Chinese turquoise nuggets. I like to take old things apart and use the parts in new pieces, so the chain used in this necklace came from a junkstore find. It looks really good, too.

A few years ago, my mother-in-love, Nana, gave me some lessons in wire wrapping, (Thank you, Nana!) but I have not done much of it until now. I made the bracelet below with the green beads, then Lynda made the one with the purple beads. Mine turned out pretty good, except that the beads I used were too big so it made the overall bracelet too big. We are going to a wire wrapping class next week to learn how to do some other things, and we can hardly wait to go!

I bought these 18mm turquoise beads at the show, because I had an idea for a necklace in my head (yeah, that happens too much). I spent today making all those little curly links for a chain, then Lynda showed me how to make jump links, which is a pretty handy thing to know. I have been making each one separate, which is a major pain in the arse! But look how easy it is here:

And here you can see a little bit of the chain and how the beads look with it. And I put that tape measure in there so you see how big the beads are. It is going to be awesome!

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Karen Eidson is telling the world way too much about her, whether they want to know it or not. She writes about her life of living full time in an RV, eating a gluten free diet, things she does for fun, and things that are important to her. She makes you look at photos of her grandchildren, talk about her husband's survival of oral cancer, and shows you things she has made. You know you want to look.


  1. very very nice. the copper is amazing next to the turquoise. great eye! (i have that “this will look great if i do this with it” problem too)

  2. Awesome! I just love making jewelry but don’t think I’ll ever graduate beyond the simple little necklaces and bracelets. Yours have such style!

  3. Looking good. I like the rose quartz combo. And the copper is great with the turq.

    When are you going for the wire wrap class?

    word verification: tellit

  4. Christine says:

    I love turquoise. The copper looks fantastic with it. It is my favorite and it is not even finished with yet.

  5. That’s some neat stuff, Fab.

  6. Wow! Those are really pretty pieces! I am impressed! Really lovely!

  7. So pretty – quartz and turquoise are two of my favorites! You are so talented 🙂

  8. I like this”
    by Pintu kaca Otomatis

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