Monday, December 22, 2008


Amy's got sort of a punky hippy style about her. She's also a high school teacher and a mom of four, so she doesn't have time to be all high-maintenance. My plan was to make her something teacherish, but every time I opened my bead box, this fish kept (figuratively) jumping out at me. I finally realized why; Amy is the quintessential fisher of men. She gathers souls for God.

I wanted the focal piece to look like a line of fish just pulled from the river, lures and bobbers and lines still attached. It's easily removable (for days when she doesn't feel like hefting a line full of dead fish), and the beaded necklace is substantial enough to stand on its own. I used a ribbon closure again, which I think works well here. (One trick I discovered with Kristie's necklace was knotting the ends of the ribbon and then closing crimp covers around the knots. That was much easier than threading beads onto the ribbon!)

The earrings are simple, but they really capture Amy's style. I think that's what I like most about them.

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Mrs. Donut said...

I didn't even know you had this blog! I love it! You are so awesome to make all these gifts for people. You are so talented. I don't think I've told you, but EVERY TIME I wear my fish, I get tons of comments. People love the necklace and the earrings. So do I! I wear the set a lot. Once I wore it to work (Palais Royal) and one of my co-workers almost had a fit over the set, saying that "your friend could sell that stuff! It's beautiful!"
Anyway, I love this blog and I love all of your jewelry. Did I already tell you that you are awesome? Well, you are.