So, in case you missed my Mother’s Day post, I have the world’s most wonderful mother.  Today, Noah and I got to spend the day with her and she {generous lady that she is} fed two of my big addictions: jewelry-making and Starbucks.  First, she went with me to buy lots of new supplies for my hobby and footed the bill…this may have something to do with the fact that she wants a pink necklace/bracelet/earring set.  One of the new techniques I’m trying is “chain mail,” which is basically connecting big jump rings together to form cool patterns and designs.  Here are my first attempts at earrings and a bracelet with a few basic instructions.
Materials: jump rings in two colors, earring wires, pliers
STEP 1: Make a chain of five jump rings.
STEP 2: Add a second jump ring to all but the first link.
STEP 3: Attach a colored jump ring to the second and fourth links; it goes around both rings on one side and only around one on the other, if that makes sense {see photo}.
STEP 4: Attach top jump ring to earring wire.
Here’s another photo…the color is more true to life in the first pic, but this one was a little sharper.
Materials: jump rings in 2 colors, pliers, clasp of your choice
This was really hard to get a good photo of…sorry!
Instructions: Make a chain of jump rings following this pattern.
1 silver ring
3 silver rings
1 silver ring
2 silver rings and 1 colored ring {color in the middle}
I didn’t count my links, I just kept holding it up to my arm until it went around comfortably but wasn’t too loose.  Then I attached a barrel clasp to the end jump rings.

I think they’re pretty fun looking, and I have lots of outfits they’ll match perfectly!  When I showed hubby, he said, “Hmm.  Sexy.”  I’ll take it!  As for addiction #2, I got my Mocha Coconut Frappucino fix, and my mom took these really fun photos of Noah and I just clowning around.  We all had a case of the sillies this afternoon, I guess!

We were trying to do a totem pole, well, I was, anyway…but Noah didn’t quite get it, as you can see.  So, then we did our best monkey impression.
And then I pretended to be Noah’s hands.  He thought this was hilarious.

Thanks, Mom, for a great day!  Next time, Starbucks is on me!
Hope you all had a fun day with a little case of the sillies thrown in too.

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  1. I had a wonderful time with you and Noah today!!! You guys are so much fun…
    I love your new creations…I knew you would figure it out…very nice work…they look great…I love you. <3

  2. Your little guy is a cutie! I love your jewelry. I think I might even be able to make them. Thanks for the tutorial!


  3. Nice work on the chain mail accessories! I’ve been seeing them around too and someone here at the office was selling elaborate chain mail jewelry 2 weeks ago. I want to try this too!

  4. You are definitely creative. Nice accessories! Also, really fun photos with Noah. 😀 I’m your newest follower from the Mingle With Us blog hop.

  5. Oooh, I really love this bracelet with the coloured jump rings. And I think I might even be able to do the earrings, lol.

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