Thursday, September 10, 2009

Rayli's Jewels

So even though I should have been studying or cleaning house ...
Rayli convinced me it was time to make some jewelry!

[YAY says Rayli!]

So she designed three bracelets that I whipped out for her.
I must say, she likes her jewelry big & chunky (well, for a petite 4-yo) and she insisted on wearing all three bracelets on one arm.
[she must get it from her mama ha!]

Rayli's Charm Bracelet
I chose the chain but she cherry picked all her charms from my stash.
Did I tell you I had a bead/charm/shopping habit?
The fun part was making sure I jump-ringed all the charms onto the chain so they would sit facing the same direction :/

Next were two bracelets made with Swarovski crystals.
Light Rose 6mm cubes (which I was happy to give up since they are my least favorite shape) and my new favorite, the 8mm-ish Graphic Cube. They look like chunks of ice.

Some basic wire wrap, charms and chain ...

I wonder if her older sisters will be interested when they get home.

I must say it was nice making something easy. A majority of my time is spent attempting to work on intricate projects that tend to involve 8,000 feet of wire and a ton of patience. This can explain why I have a drawer full of unfinished pieces. But guess what? I still felt a sense of accomplishment (that "Yay Me!" feeling) finishing these three bracelets. Rayli loved them and that's all that really mattered. So it doesn't always have to be about the level of difficulty ... as long as love and heart are there to back it up - it will always be fabulous :)

Sadly, it's time to head to class and work but I will get those pliers out again soon!


  1. you rock gina girl! so much, that i dedicate my bloggy to you!!
    love ya! ccj

  2. what cute bracelets! i love those graphic cubes too. what an evil enabler you are. o.O

  3. Hey, Gina! Miss you on Thursdays! Although now I get to see Lanette! Your kiddies are too cute! Loved the bracelets! Sometimes "simple" is the best! Nice Big Is. pics!(Can you tell I'm "catching up"? Think this blogging thing will catch on? Hee-hee!) Anyway, hope to see you in the not too distant future! LisaS