Friday, August 13, 2010

One of my hobbies, Making Jewelry

The bracelet above is my first attempt at doing a 3 peg knit. It is made out of 26 gauge enameled copper wire and fashioned with some very simple, home-made tools. This particular bracelet is for my Mom's 63rd birthday. She doesn't read the blog very often so I am safe posting this, I think! She will have it tomorrow anyway. Mom, if you are reading this, close your eyes and forget you were here. Hey, is that your cat, Molly, I hear asking to be let out?

12 comments:

  1. Very nice. Jewelry making is a size appropriate hobby for the Van life!

    I have been selling my work for years, first at craft shows, and then thru the internet on my web site. I had wondered how I could possibly take some of it along, but in the last six months or so business has just about died! (After 30 fairly successful years, and the last five just so-so.)

    Although the studio room and the animal head materials will be the last renovation to the house, I'm starting to think of myself as a retired artist and looking for just the right "take along" hobby!

    There is a tab link to my art web site on my blog. animalhead.com

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  2. That bracelet is VERY nice!! Great hobby and super talent!! :-)

    Mike & Gerri (happytrails)

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  3. Wow Mike very impressive! I'm sure your mom will love it!

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  4. Very Nice Mike! And Happy Birthday Judy!

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  5. Thanks Everyone! It is a great hobby for van life for sure! Mom's birthday was a lot of fun! She said Thanks Suanne!

    -Mike

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  6. What a beautiful bracelet, and a great hobby and income for vandwelling! Sure hope mom like it.

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  7. That is so cool , you did an awesome job!! I love the color...

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  8. Thanks GSI, I hops so too!

    Thanks Pam! Blue is my favorite color :)

    -Mike

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  9. Mike, that is outstanding....very nice work...but I am not surprised...you are very good with your hands....and head, apparently, good design!

    Bri

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  10. Happy birthday mom!!

    Hey Sweet Mike, how about an ankle bracelet for your *favorite* little sister? :-P

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  11. Mike ~ what a beautiful bracelet? Do you sell those? Can you make a purple one? Loved the pictures of your visitors. We have been so busy with the carnival that I have not had much time reading blogs. So good to get caught up with you.

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  12. Thanks Brian, very kind words my friend :)

    Mar, of course I could do something like that for my sweet little sister!

    ThankYou Ali! I am going to be selling a lot of this stuff very soon on etsy and have a page on the blog with stuff as well. Purple is no problem either. I do a lot of various styles of jewelry, I am just building up a stock of stuff at the moment before I put it all out there. I understand about being busy, I have been as well, with being at my Sister's and Mom's the last few months, blogging and reading has been more difficult. Hope your carnival work has been going well! I need to get caught back up with reading too! Thanks for your comments!

    -Mike

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