Monday, September 13, 2010

Manic Monday

Hopefully everyone had a great weekend. Monday's are usually a bit manic and no fun, but we drudge through them and make it to the other side. Here's my latest creation from this weekend to cheer up the jewelry spirits. I just love the colors in this shell donut, the way the silver and brown glitter sparkles. And the triple-colored brown braids always show so prettily. I weaved in a strand of pearls to give it added fun and a nice eye-catching effect. It also has this really neat magnetic barrel clasp, so no struggling with clasp ends on this one - just get the ends near each other and it connects and does all the work.  Nothing I enjoy more than hunting for the perfect beads and designing a Cara's Creation. Also added - it's Funky, it's a little chunky - check out the Big and Little Blue Squares necklace, also in the $20 bin. Hope they become as much your favorites, as they are mine!


Monday, September 6, 2010

Cara's Creations - A Jewelry Blog: Labor Day - lazy day

Cara's Creations - A Jewelry Blog: Labor Day - lazy day: "Hope everyone's Labor Day weekend was fun. So many things to do, or not do, on a 3 day weekend. I got to do more bead shopping, which is alw..."

Labor Day - lazy day

Hope everyone's Labor Day weekend was fun. So many things to do, or not do, on a 3 day weekend. I got to do more bead shopping, which is always my favorite. Later in the day and after chowing down a few buffalo wings with the hubby, and it was time to do one of my not so favorite things. Now don't get me wrong, I will take a whole roll of pictures at the zoo, a place I've been to many times. I love taking pictures... picking out the ones I want from the thousands I've taken to use for my blog and trying to find names for them all is the challenging part. Perhaps I will  get better and faster at it soon, but for now getting the right lighting, angle, etc. is a grueling labor of love. But the end result is all worth it. I hope you enjoy some of the new additions I've added from my collection, and the long weekend.

I had a hard time picking out which necklace I was going to blog about today, because I've added so many new ones to all the bins. But this one seem to stick in my head because of it's sleek looking elegance. Your eye travels along from the smooth black oblong stones to be surrounded by the white braided pearls and shell circles. Doesn't it just sound and look dreamy? Enjoy - additional picture can be found in the $20 bin.


My next project

This is a new bib necklace project I've got going on.  I really enjoyed making the mini bib necklace, (the one in the 20 bin) but I wanted to make a bib a little bigger and not as mini-sized. I got the pattern out of this really neat crochet book that Judy let me borrow for a few days. This one has a purple color scheme with a hint of orange. I'll probably add a layer of plain silver at the top, add some thick ribbon to tie it on and to soften it up a bit.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Seeing Double

Shout out to Toni for letting me know I had a few necklaces with guest appearances in both the $20 and $15 bins... Now how'd that happen, I think they gew legs and moved on their own... They're in the right spots now. Added titles to the jewelry so you don't have to try to explain a necklace you're interested in by color and shapes, they now have nice little names. A few of the necklaces have sold like hotcakes so you might want to jump on the ones you like. I can somewhat duplicate a necklace, but I normally will change something up so that no two are exactly the same. Follow me or subscribe to my blog so you can keep up with the latest additions - more blog and jewelry to come.