It's finally reveal day for the Waxed Linen Jewelry Blog Hop! Participants were asked to create at least one piece of jewelry that incorporates waxed linen (see all the rules here).
I was inspired to host this swap based on the time I spent on the bead cruise with my friend, Erin Siegel. Erin co-wrote the book Bohemian-Inspired Jewelry, with Lorelei Eurto. It's filled with inspiring jewelry projects that incorporate various types of textiles (including waxed linen) in them. Anyway, let's get on with the hop!
The first piece I created was this simple bracelet to wear to my nephew's baptism. I had purchased a cute two-tone blue lace dress and I just wanted a fun bracelet to wear with it. I used vintage, uncirculated lucite beads, blue irish waxed linen and a pewter star clasp.
Next up, some rustic earrings. I used some of my own stoneware coins (available in my Etsy shop), drilled riverstone charms, czech glass, metal rondelles and brass earwires.
These are VERY long earrings and I love them. I have plans to make a necklace to match....at some point. I really want to find a long, brown maxi dress to pair these with.
I started on this crazy necklace as well, but haven't decided on the right chain and clasp to finish it with. I wanted a bright and fun piece to wear during the summer. The ceramic bicycle is by Bo Hulley Beads, glass heart by SueBeads, polymer bead by Second Surf, assorted plastic bits and bobs from MyElements and some vintage lucite and glass.
And there you have it! I hope that if you've never worked with Irish waxed linen that you'll be inspired to try after seeing all the wonderful things people have created with it! Now off you go to visit the participating blogs!
Diana Ptaszynski You are here!
Cynthia Deis Enter to win a kit from Ornamentea!
Erin Siegel Enter to win even more goodies over here!