Designing Jewelry and Enjoying Spring

I am so happy and so are the birds! Spring has arrived in full bloom and the birdsong from our happy birds is magical.

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The yellow forsythia blooms have faded away but the tulips have popped up their sweet smelling selves and the sweet soft magenta of the redbud trees can be seen everywhere, in yards and at the edge of the forest as you drive along the lake. That means that two of my favorite, Peonies and Lilacs, will arrive very soon!

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Spring IS my favorite time of the year. The air starts to warm and soft gentle breezes kiss my face while all things feel possible.

I have been working hard designing jewelry piece after piece (most of my jewelry is one of a kind) and running the business end of the business. It never ends but I do not say this in complaint, because it is my passion, I only state the truth of the reality of running an online business. I can't think of anything else I would rather be working at. :) 

Here are some of  my latest  bracelet and necklace designs.If you know anyone who loves jewelry that is feminine and romantic I would love if you shared Abigail Grace Co with them.

Beaded brass cuff 1a

Hand hammered and antiqued beaded brass cuff

2 strand chain and large bead bracelet 2Double strand beaded bracelet...shimmery neutrals go with so many ensembles.

 

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1b floral bracelets

In my last post I shared these delicate and floral bracelets as WIPs before I decided how to finish them. I decided to add a double strand of chain and little lovely bead dangles for movement. Quite a shabby chic look and very light weight to wear.

Triple strand white seed bead bracelet 2

I love this triple wrap seed bead bracelet because it does double duty as a bracelet AND a necklace. :) How cool is that?!
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Floral necklace mixed creams 3

This little beauty has sold She didn't last long once I listed her!


Floral necklace mixed creams 3

Exploring a more simple style with this simple gold necklace

Triple strand blue green pendant 6

This beaded multi strand necklace took some time to get all the components to hang the way I envisioned! But I have to say I think it turned out gorgeous.


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This week I am working on some micro macrame beaded designs to incorporate into the store. It has been a blast from the past...and I'm dating myself here... because macrame was one of the very first creative ventures I got hooked on back in the 70's. Even after all these many years it was like riding a bike!

I hope all of you are well and happy, creative and productive!

Sweet Southern Smoochies ~ Gail xxoo




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Creative Workshops
Creative Workshops

May 12, 2018

Thanks so much Linda!
Hugs

lma1028
lma1028

May 12, 2018

Happy Spring Gail. All of your pieces are gorgeous. Good luck and enjoy! Hugs, Linda

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How to Measure for a Bracelet or Necklace

Measuring for a Bracelet

Measure your wrist with a flexible tape measure or a strip of paper just above the wrist bone, where you would normally wear the bracelet. If you use a plain strip of paper, make a mark with a pen or pencil. You can then use a ruler to measure the marked length. That would be your wrist size.

If you prefer a snug fit add 1/4" - 1/2" to your wrist size. For a little more of a comfort fit add approximately 3/4" - 1". If you like your bracelets really loose with lots of movement add about 1 1/4". It really is all about personal preference.

 Measuring for a Necklace

Necklace length is truly a personal preference. Lengths pictured here are guidelines for illustrative purposes only...to offer you a visual idea of where a necklace might lie.

Body build will make a difference in where a necklace will fall. The best way to determine where the length of a necklace will fall on you is to measure. It is very easy. Grab a soft tape measure (like used in dressmaking), and stand in front of a mirror. Wrap the tape measure around the back of your neck and find the lengths in front that you like best. No tape measure? No problem. Use something like a string or piece of ribbon, wrap it across the back of your neck and down your front where you want it to hang. Continue to hold on to one end for marking and use a ruler or tape measure and measure from your finger to the end.