Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas Gifts

Of coure, I didn't spend my entire weekend playing with the crabs. I did make some jewelry, too. Mostly for Christmas prezzies. I've given all these out so it's safe to post them here.

I haven't given up trying to get people to wear chicken jewelry. I've just found cuter chickens.

These are the shorter, more conservative chicken earrings.

Slightly blingier with red Swaros on top and bottom.

Sweet girly-girl chickens with pink Czech hearts.

Full-on glam chicken earrings with Swaro crystals.

Whatever your style, there's a chicken earring for you ;-)

I'm calling these babies "Hot Lava." Beautiful boro beads from Daniel's Beads on Etsy are paired with indigo Swaros and vermeil spacers and beads. Simple design that lets the beads take center stage.

Moongarden Earrings - named by Ryan. He thought the mauve lampwork beads looked like a flower garden and the hoops reminded him of the full moon. Air blue opal Swaros and some vermeil spacers and beads complete the look.

Starbird Earrings - Ryan named these, too. Polymer clay beads from Humblebeads mixed with vermeil spacers, brass bird links and wire, and amethyst Swaros.

Whew! Jewelry presents done. Still have to go out tomorrow and brave the stores for a couple of last minute things for my brother and my mom and then it's time to start wrapping.



Marie Cramp said...

Looks like you have been busy! I am sure your gifts will be loved. Ryan has a talent for names! I should send him some pictures so he can name some of my pieces. lol

Merry Christmas

dochoamom said...

I love the chicken earrings !!! those are great Kelly...

Merry Christmas...

Love, Deb

The Joy of Nesting said...

gads KJ,

Even I a non chicken lovin kinda woman would get a kick out of wearing these chicks!! They have that whole adorable heart thing going on and I am a real heart lovin kinda woman!! So I think you might have finally hit on a successful way to put a chicken in every woman's jewelry box!! :)

If I don't talk to you again before the holidays I wish you and young "Crab Whisperer" a great fun filled holiday season filled with tons of wonderful memories!!

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

kelleysbeads said...

nice job! I seemed to have run out of time for making jewelry as presents this year :|

quiltingjewel39 said...

What lucky recipients!! Those are beautiful - I even like the chickens but my favs were Hot Lava and Moongarden. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

lunedreams said...

love them all! esp. the Starbird ones. Never have used "full-on glam" and "chicken" in the same sentence. Those are cute!