Tuesday, December 16, 2008

made: yo-yo! jewellery!

I just discovered that making your own jewellery (aside: why are there two spellings of this word, both of which look incorrect?) is very economical. This has resulted in joy at knowing that I will be able to create my own custom designs and a little bit of shock at the mark-up on simple earrings.

My current interest in jewellery design nicely aligns with my limited ability to fiddle with metal bits. Instead of working with beads, I've decided to create pieces using textiles. My first couple are made using "yo-yos" but I have more ambitious plans to create a very miniature red and white quilt and turn it into a necklace. Yay!

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