I made this one to go with a pair of owl earrings that I have. I just sized the scrapbook paper to the frame and used Modge Podge to secure it. It's on a pretty short chain, maybe 16 inches.
I did the same thing on this one with the scrapbook paper. It's on a much longer chain though, probably 30 inches. I glued the bird onto the frame and added this huge safety pin to the chain. The pin was really more of an office supply I think. It came from one of the bargain bins at Michael's. I'm not sure if I like the pin that much, so I might take it off and look for something else to replace it. But I LOVE the bird!
This cute little birdcage is on a short chain and I'm thinking about maybe trying to paint the star just to give it a little pop of color. What do y'all think? Paint it or leave it?
And I think this simple one is my favorite. A patient who came to our office recently was wearing a pocket watch on a chain. It was her grandfather's and her mother had it made into a necklace for her. What a sweet thing to do! I just fell in love with it and when I saw this pretty one at A.C. Moore, I just had to have it. I've worn it twice already!
Now, this next picture has nothing to do with jewelry, or crafting, or DIY, or anything else that I ever talk about here, but I saw it and it really applies to my life right now. I made a real lifestyle change in early February, just trying to get healthier and in good shape. I've cleaned up my diet, dropped all diet sodas, added tons of fruits, veggies, and lean proteins as well as adding exercise to my daily routine. I've dropped a few pounds and some inches, nothing drastic, but I feel so much better. Anyway, in the past, I've always gotten discouraged when I work out and don't see super fast results. This time I'm taking it slow and being really patient, but I saw this meme and it just cracked me up...
Is that true for everyone, or is it just me? That is SOOOO me! I just keep reminding myself - "patience is a virtue, patience is a virtue". So, I guess the moral of that story is just one big cliche' - No Pain, No Gain; Rome Wasn't Built In A Day; Good Things Come To Those Who Wait; Suck It Up, Buttercup; etc., etc...
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my jewels and my tales of impatience :)