December 29, 2012

The Year of Jewelry Project, 2013

I joined a new group on Facebook:  The Year of Jewelry Project, 2013.  As a member, you are supposed to create a piece of jewelry a week.  As you work within the weekly timeframe, you create designs you may like, or not like.  Sometimes you will feel like making jewelry sometimes you won't.  But the goal is to see how much you have grown as a jewelry designer at the end of the year.  There are weekly themes for those of us (me) who can't concentrate and lose focus often.  The first week's theme for the New Year is RENEWAL.

Renewal:  It makes me think about the snow and how it covers everything throughout the winter.  The pic above only gives a glimpse of the snow outside our window this morning.  Then comes spring with the melting of the snow, and trees start showing buds on once bare limbs.   Cliche, I know.

I  took a burnished leaf from my Holiday Bling II swap stash and used patinas to match it closer to the fire agate beads.  I have fallen in love with faceted agates.  You can see the shimmer in the photo below.  I used copper findings, and 10mm, 12mm, and 16mm agates in pinks, light oranges, clear and opaque whites.

And here is is:  Dawn's Snow! 

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This is definitely going to be a year of challenges.  Have I said that I love challenges?  Well I do.  Have a wonderful holiday!