Monday, December 15, 2008

Christmas Jewelry Exchange

It was that time of year again to draw a person's name from the stack and gift them with an original handmade item. The party was held at Margaret and Peter Jung's house which was amazing. They should've charged admission just to see all of their beautiful artwork they have collected over the years. Thank you so much for being such wonderful hosts. Margaret drew my name this year and made me the most beautiful necklace and earrings. The necklace is a 15 strand weave.
I drew Chelsea's name this year and she had on her profile that she loves junk jewelry so that is what I made her. I took an old keyboard apart, filled the back of the keys with black resin (thanks for the tip Mandy) and drilled through to create a hole for stringing. She loved it and plans on going salvaging soon to continue making her own keyboard jewelry. I couldn't pass up the chance to make a delete key into a ring. Everyone should have one of those!

Chelsea opening up her keyboard jewelry!


Jackie said...

That was a great time! Your junk jewelry was a smashing hit!
She was so excited to receive it!!

Beadmetaler said...

That was such a great gift Amanda ... I know Chelsea loved it.

Debbie said...

Amanda, I LOVE the bracelet. Looks like another re-purposing success story! I WILL want to get inside story on drilling typewriter keys. Absolutely adorable and clever, just like you! ;)

Mandy said...

I adore that you used LOVE on the bracelet and the Delete key for the Ed Hardy! Love it!