Paper on wood with Anthropologie hook
Paper-Covered Switch Plate
Upholstery Fabric Pillow Covers
Embroidery Hoop Dream Catchers
from this tutorial
Archive for August, 2010
My former roommate Joy and I started making jewelry together a few years ago. Then we started getting ourselves in trouble at the tri-annual gem faire in Santa Barbara. Jewelry supplies are expensive in Santa Barbara, but you can get great deals when the faire is in town. A few years ago I fell in love with a strand of rough-cut diamonds. I’d never really seen them before (they are quite stunning), so I bought a strand for $40, which is a steal for rough-cut diamonds, if you can believe it.
Last summer I started stringing them into six strands for a bracelet, but I lost interest and never finished. I recently resumed the “diamond project,” took apart my hard work, and re-strung them, along with tiny seed-pearls and a couple 24kt gold-covered seed beads, as a necklace.
Rough-cut diamonds are little fuckers. They are incredibly small and the holes through them are even smaller. I used very fine jewelry wire and several cocktails (which probably inhibited my accuracy, but kept me from going insane while stringing them). I completed my necklace after a couple hours.