I can't believe we're in the sixth week of the Year of Jewelry already, but the fact remains! The theme for this week is Embrace which can mean to receive or accept willingly, like embracing a new idea. I purchased some great ceramic pieces from Petra of Scorched Earth a couple of weeks ago with the thought of trying something new. Wanna see the great stuff I bought from her? You know you do...
I wanted to use the connector pieces in some earrings and combine them with macrame. I've been mulling over this concept for a while now and finally decided it was time to embrace it. I made a couple of small pieces of macrame and used some rustic looking Czech glass beads in them.
Since I was already in uncharted waters, I decided to push it and make my own findings, too. I used some darkened steel wire to make ear wires and large jump rings that I used to attach everything. I used this tutorial for making the ear wires and it was super easy.
I can't wait to play with some of the other pieces I bought from Petra and I'm also waiting for another order from her. She made some custom pieces for me to use in my macrame bracelets so stay tuned for those. Meanwhile, if you'd like to see a few of my other Year of Jewelry pieces, look here and here.