What I did accomplish this week was my Year of Jewelry Project (YOJ) for this week. Week 3's prompt was Music.
I thought it was going to be a lost week for this prompt until I had just a little extra time yesterday and a simple pendant design struck me.
I combined it with one of the etched pieces I made last week, some beads, and a few vintage mother of pearl buttons to make this really heavenly piece.
I'm quite pleased with the way it turned out.
While I've got you here, let me go ahead and share some links I've found interesting lately.
- Candie Cooper shared a video on her blog a few weeks back that she had recorded on Beads Baubles and Jewels. It includes some great tips on metal stamping, using Guilder's Paste, and weaving ribbon through chain.
- I've stored up a whole litany of blog posts dealing with being a better blogger. This one from Spice Up Your Blog has 17 Very Interesting Blog Post Ideas for Bloggers. It basically goes over what topics draw the most interest.
- With one of my best friends getting married in a few months and my Mardi Gras season starting (NOW) I've got bling-y jewelry on the brain. These Vintage Stud Earrings from Wedding Obsession look really easy to make and would be fab for either occasion.
- Lastly, Handmadeology shared some ideas for How to Drive Much Needed Traffic to your Etsy Shop. I really need to study that post!!
As well, this necklace was marked down by 30% this morning.
I'm off to wrangle the rest of my to do list before any more of the day gets away from me. I hope y'all have a wonderful weekend!