Thursday, December 31, 2015

The Jenny Monthly Challenge - December Reveal

It's the last day of December--and the last day of the year--so I can now show off what I made for this month's challenge! Hurray!

I made so many presents.

...And keep in mind that this isn't even all of them. There are a few more pieces that I have made, but have yet to be gifted--and, since some of the recipients read my blog, I figured I'll post an addendum at some point. Wouldn't want to give away the surprise, after all! :)

But enough chit-chat*... I'm sure you're dying to know what I made. So, here you go! First up: wire-wrapped pearls, made for two of my sisters-in-law!

Peachy pearls for one of my sisters-in-law!
(Husband's brother's wife, for those of you keeping track.)

Buttercup yellow pearls for another sister-in-law!
(Husband's sister, whose favorite color is yellow.)

I then made my mother-in-law her very own tassel necklace, in some of her favorite colors:

She loves big-and-bold necklaces... and looks so good in them!
I couldn't
not give her something with a tassel!

Do those earrings look familiar?
I made a similar pair for November's challenge,
and she loved them so much I wanted to give her a pair, too!

The last three family members on my list were my mother, sister, and my last sister-in-law (sister's wife)... And for them, I made matching jewelry sets in different colorways:

Based on their favorite colors, of course!

My sister-in-law received an amethyst set:

My sister received one in rose quartz:

And my mum received one in blue-green magnesite (I attempted one in apatite, but it was an exercise in frustration... And it's just as well, because I absolutely love the way this looks!):

And, because I was on a roll, I made a few more things for mum. She had specifically asked for some cranberry pearl earrings, like the pair I made in November, but I couldn't just leave it at that. So, I made her this set: 

A cranberry pearl necklace!

I also made her a set using white pearls. And since she likes chains that are 17 inches long (which can be ridiculously hard to find--they usually come in either 16" or 18"), I made her two of those as well--one with a button-turned-pendant and one with a purchased pendant. 

Overall, here is everything I made for my mother:


And here is the second 17 inch chain I made her. Please note that I didn't make the pendant... Instead, I purchased it from BooksByHerSide, because it has one of her favorite Narnia quotes on it:

...And my mum loved it so much, she started to cry when she opened it.

The last thing that I'm going to share isn't technically a present that I made to give someone personally... However, it was a custom order for someone in the family (the order was from my husband's brother's wife, as a present for her mother), and since it was a present for someone that I know and love, I wanted to share it, too:

Peas in a pod, made with freshwater pearls!
5 pearls, one for each of her grandchildren (4 of whom are my nieces and nephews).

And that concludes this installment of my present reveal! 

...And that doesn't even include the presents that we bought for people. Or the ones that I had made previously to give. What can I say... I love Christmas! :)

In other news, this is probably going to be my last post for 2015, and I just wanted to say thank you so much for joining me this year for my adventures in jewelry-making. I'm definitely looking forward to 2016, and I can't wait to see what else I learn and create!

Happy New Year's Eve, everyone!


* - Once more piece of chit-chat... Please pardon the varying quality of these photos... Some of these were taken in suboptimal light, because I finished the present and immediately had to wrap it. So it goes when there are so many things to make in so little time!


Thank you so much for taking the time to comment! :)