06 February 2007

charming!


the top keychin features a howlite stone and bottom one has green marble
I've been designing keychains (secret revealed Carol) for my Etsy shop - i wanted a low priced item to put in the shop and I'm also working on clutch purses that will be in the 20 dollar range (coming soon). I learned abit of jewellery 101 a few years ago - working with jewellers pliers and making a few necklaces and bracelets, so i thought these keychains would be a fun little project relating to the handbag theme. I love working with beads and i found some semi-precious gemstones plus i have a collection of beads and charms that i can work with. The beauty part of these keychains is that you can slip off the keyring and thread a silver chain or cord to wear as a necklace if you like. It's fun pairing the gemstones with certain color beads - i get a kick outta choosing the various color combinations. The blue beads in the one keychain are a nice compliment to the rusty colored charm and features a howlite gemstone said to be helpful to those who procrastinate (maybe i should be wearing a dozen-hehe) and encourages tact and decency. The green marble in the other piece is is thought to provide clarity of purpose, help sustain a meditative state and help remember dreams (uh, most of them are so damn weird i really don't care to remember). So I've just added this two chains to my shop and I'll be adding more in a few days. Such fun, these new projects...

4 comments:

Carol said...

Great idea and very pretty colors!

n said...

Those are very beautiful Pat! You're so artistic!

leslie said...

brilliant idea, they're lovely!

diane said...

These are gorgeous! Have you put them on etsy yet? I'm gonna go look right now....!

*diane*

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