Wednesday, October 6, 2010

keepin busy

My "to-do" list never seems to get smaller, and I always have something to add to it. This weekend and the past few days I have spent a lot of time getting caught up on special orders. I'm pretty proud of my latest work and wanted to share it.

This bracelet was made to go with a special order necklace I made a few weeks ago. After she received her necklace she said "I just got my beautiful necklace from Amber and it's amazing!!! It's even more beautiful than the picture. Very delicate and detailed. It's very apparent that a lot of time, energy and love went into this necklace. When you care about what you do it shows and this necklace is a great example. I have to go and show it off now!" She then asked for a coordinating bracelet. I hope she loves it as much.
I also had a request for some purse charms/keychains. This is not something on my regular list of things I make, but I had so much fun designing these. I really want to make more and put them in my shop.
These personalized "Mother's Necklaces" were ordered a while ago, but I had to wait for the charms to get here. As soon as they did, I got to work. I'm very pleased with them, and I know they are going to make some proud mommies very happy.
These have been a big hit. My mom had to have a necklace to go with her earrings, and another lady wanted 2 for her granddaughters. She is mailing them tomorrow. The smile on her face made my whole day.
After receiving her keychain/purse charms, Shannon had another brilliant idea. She wanted name tags for her children's backpacks. She sent me a picture of their bags so I could match them. I have to say, I was like a kindergardener on the first day of school. It was so much fun to make these. I blurred out their last names; they look more even with them. Amanda couldn't wait to get hers so they came over before school to pick them up.
After making my son a hemp necklace, all of his friends wanted one. I made one for his friend's birthday, and it was a HUGE hit, even bigger than the automatic nerf gun! I also made one for my nephew and he can't wait till it comes in the mail. It's great how something so simple can make a child so happy.
I told you I've been busy. The last one is a picture of a necklace I made for my very good friend's mother-in-law. It is a personalized necklace with 3 strands. Each strand represents one of her children, and the kids on the chains are her grandkids. Luckily, the oldest daughter has only 1 child, the middle son has 2 and the youngest son has 3. It worked out perfectly, and I know she is going to love this necklace.
Now I have to get started on some Fall and Christmas jewelry.