Handmade Holiday Gifts

{swirling turquoise dynamite}

My very first attempts at jewelry making... A huge thank you to Pat (a total sweetheart) from Let it Bead in Brookings for showing me how to make and wire wrap necklaces. We had a fun night together the beginning of December. Here are a few of the creations I made for Christmas gifts when I got home. I hope everyone enjoyed their necklace. I'm usually all about perfection and having an exact idea of what I'm going to create, but with wire wrapping you let the wire tell you what it wants to be... at least that is how I worked with it and it was entirely enjoyable!

{creek's bed}

{peaceful meadow}

{ocean serenity}

{timeless wonders~for my grandma}

If you haven't tried to make jewelry before and have always wanted to I suggest trying it. If there is a bead/jewelry shop near you I bet there is someone there who would love to help you out and give you some great tips. Let it Bead was a fabulous help. I was someone totally clueless going in and I wasn't overwhelmed like I thought I would be. I came out confident in making these necklaces and trying earrings and bracelets. Just a warning... you may become a jewelry addict!


mairedodd said...

these are beautiful... wire working is fun, right? :0)

Jodi Ulschmid said...

Thanks! It was a lot of fun!