FINALLY, she's here! My gorgeous tumbler has arrived! It's been a long time coming and a goal of mine for a while! I wanted to buy it with only money from my sales and I was able to at last!
Check her out....
A vision, isn't she?
Now I just have to figure her out and get all of my shot and grits and things! I can't wait till it's rolling! My jenuine jewels are going to be SO sparkling and fab! For those who are not familiar with tumblers, I will be able to make all of my metal findings (ear wires, clasps, jump rings, head pins, etc) and then tumble them and they will come out scratch free and as shiny as can be. Tumbling also hardens metal, so I will be able to work with some softer metals (easier to work with sometimes) and then throw them in this and they will come out hard and sturdy. You put different types of grit or shot in the barrels, then add water, sometimes a drop of Dawn and then the things you want tumbled in there and then they tumble around for a few hours (those barrels just keep turning around and around). I'll keep you updated on the progress! They say it's a trial and error to get the feel of it. SO excited to start!
I started adding some different things to my shops this week. I started making some jewels from some vintage items I have found and I'm so loving this look, not to mention the fact that it is a sort of recycling. I love that something that was trash-bound or just flat out of style can be turned into something fresh and new. I found some lockets and skeleton keys and it turns out, they make great pendants!
I also got cracking - FINALLY on my jems shop! I had been so neglectful!
I made these gorgeous wine glass charms! I LOVE how they turned out and really they can go an any yummy concoction served in a stem glass. It's just a different look and I'm loving it!
Now I have to find the time to make myself some so I'm ready when the big thaw hits and I can adorn my spring spirits with some glam bling!
I can't forget to mention a fab lady, Sarah and her wonderful blog, simply fun stuff. Her blog is darling and so is her Etsy shop, simply pretty prints. Be SURE to check out her blog because it's so fun AND because she did a lovely feature on me and jenuinejewels and is doing a giveaway for a pair of my earrings! So fun and free, so check it out!
I think that's all I have for now! Need to get back to work! Hope you are all well and smiling! Have a happy Monday!