Hello everyone! How has your week gone?
This is what our week is looking like:
Tearing out the linoleum and putting in beautiful grey tile. It is hard to have the house in disarray (because it already is without added help!) But I must remind myself that one month of craziness will give us many YEARS of enjoyment, or at least two years of beautiful tile.
The artist that I wanted to sponsor this week was Emma Stone. Her jewelry tends to be minimal or not at all! A girl after my own heart. So after a fun Pinterest search, I found my picture:
picture found from the site InStyle
I saw that beautiful pearl necklace and then began the process of making this simple, classic pendant.
I gathered all my tools:
Made sure my helpers were involved in their own projects, and then entered into the creative zone:
Find any chain! (My boys gave me a chain with an A on it for my birthday, which was so thoughtful of them) I have a feeling that you will have a necklace chain that would like a revamp!)
The Jewelry Tools:
How to make it!
Grab your Pearl and Head Pin, slide the pearl onto the head pin.
With your Round Nose Pliers, on the opposite side of the ear pin wire circle the wire around the round nose plier like this:
It should look like this:
Now I straighten the wire, to know how much to cut the wire down by the pearl. The reason I started doing this is because it takes the guesswork out of how much to cut off on the end that counts, which is by the pearl, I found myself cutting the wire too short, and then it was the waste of a head pin.
Because the wire and the Pearl are so close together, it is tricky to make the circle, but it can be done!
Open up your Jump ring:
Grab your pearl pendant and hook it onto the jump ring.
Close the circle, and you are done!
And just like that you have a beautiful classic necklace that can be worn with anything!
And in case your were wondering, here are the lego creations:
The reason why I chose Emma Stone for my inspiration this week, is because she happened to be a show called La La Land, that is sweeping the nation, and I may be as dramatic to say even the world?! I have not seen it, but I heard this song, and it really spoke to me.
Hearing this song makes me cry. It means a lot to me. I am a dreamer, always have been and I suspect always will be.
My dad is a dreamer, he is a jeweler who has owned his business for more than thirty years, and his business has taken lots of twists and turns. Yet the thing that remains is his passion for his trade.
I married a Scientist whom I would not associate as a dreamer type, is also a dreamer as well. He was offered a job this past weekend that was what he thought he wanted, but felt that he wanted to go another way. Although it was hard to say no, I admired him for being brave to chase another dream.
I am learning that the journey of the becoming process is what it is all about! In the end I have a feeling that everyone is a dreamer, so here is to all of us, “Crazy as we may seem!”
P.S. I am wearing the pearl pendant, but my blasted hair is covering it!!! I was dealing with a little lamb that was trying to eat the computer, and realized that you cannot even see the necklace until the very end. I was going to make another video, but then realized that Jamesy boy was having a great time as you can see in the background putting makeup in the carpet. So I decided that this video would have to do, because every minute counts in this house, in regards of keeping things safe and intact!