It's almost the end of October and I am patiently waiting for the moment we get to move into our new home so I can feel "settled" again. I got about 4 months to go! Ha!
Part of this feeling of being unsettled is that I thought I brought all my jewelry tools/supplies to our temporary home but of course in the chaos of moving and packing, I guess my hubby put a box in storage that I am so not willing to look for or retrieve. So I am parted from my stuff but oh well, it's just stuff and I can wait.
While I wait, I have been itching to make things, daily! But my son is a toddler which means the only times I can work on anything (blog posts or jewelry) is when he takes his nap or naps. He is down to 1-2 naps a day. An hour isn't much time to get many things done, so it takes me a few days to make anything now.
On a day he was fussing and being a terror to his older cousins, I got the bright idea to take him to the craft store so I can see what I could buy to make some jewelry. I decided to attempt making wire words. I will admit, I've tried it before and didn't like trying to spell anything with wire. I don't like the bending. Anyway, I bought some 16 gauge copper wire in silver, black and gold. Of course I should have bought something thinner to work with like 18g or 20g...but of course I was clueless.
I scoured my Pinterest DIY Jewelry board and found something I had pinned earlier this week. This tutorial is by Silvia Chelazzi who has a cool blog called Born in 82. I love that she also is an Etsy seller! Gotta love Etsy!
I found a pack of suede lace in the supplies I had brought with me YAY! I followed her tutorial but with the 16g wire, I had a tough time bending my wire into letters...bleh, I need more practice. I don't know if I love the wire work but I will keep at it! I do love how Silvia added that suede lace. Here's how mine came out.
Can't wait to wear it out! But like I said, I need more practice, so practice I will and hopefully I will eventually LOVE making wire word jewelry.
Thanks for reading!