After spending lots of family time together and enjoying the unusually pleasant weather (aside from the crazy pollen count), it's time for me to get back to work.
I started looking at my workbench again this weekend & have a couple of new necklaces.
This owl necklace has actually been in the works a couple of weeks (I couldn't decide on pearl vs. jewel) and went unfinished while my attention was diverted to family matters. I just love anything to do with owls, and have since I was very young. They hold strong sentimental value for me.
The butterfly necklace came to be slowly over the course of the last week. I just love the delicate filigree & sparkly but subdued vintage jewel.
When I first started making jewelry, I used to tell everyone that it was like therapy - stress relief. That was when my full-time job was really draining me and I just needed an outlet. After eliminating that stress (and moving on to all new ones being a SAHM) I forgot how finding my creative side and creating jewelry calms and centers me.
I hope you enjoy my newest creations & I'm looking forward to diving back in (after I attempt to get the house back in order today) to create lots of fun, simple and affordable summer styles!