Melissa (beethatbumbles) wrote,
Melissa
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[Jewelry post] Chains and units

I haven't done one of these in awhile. The truth is, I'm seriously considering shutting down my business. I've already scaled back on it because it's not fun for me anymore. I work really hard and I don't make very much money. Considering this is not what I want to do for a career, I recently decided to rethink things. I'm going to keep selling my jewelry, but I'm going to raise my prices, and I'm going to be focusing more on stuff I want to make, rather than what I think people will buy. It's going to save me a lot of sanity, and who knows, I might make more money this way. But I doubt it.

Lately, I've been going back to my jewelry-making roots, which is, to say, making chainmail. But I've been focusing more on the types of chain that lends itself to units, rather than, uh, well, chains. Observe.


Celtic star pendant. Sterling silver and kyanite. I recently learned how to do celtic star and made this as a gift for myself about a month ago.



Variation on the previous one. A custom order by hydrogen_atom. I'm very pleased with the bail because I improvised it from some other beads and I think it looks very nice.


Larger view. Sterling silver, freshwater pearls, amethyst on a ribbon.


Helm basket earrings. I love them, but they are really difficult to photograph because they won't lay flat.


It took me about a week of messing around with different aspect ratios to finally make them. Sterling silver, iolite, freshwater pearls, and czech glass.
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