I recently left my nice secure job as an instructional designer to work on my PhD in Chemistry. Yup, I'm pretty much insane... but I hope it turns out that I'm insane in a good way. Whenever I have time, I like to create pretty pretty things with beads, crystals, and found objects. My jewelry making lets me keep at least a little bit of sanity in the crazy academic world. I hope to open an etsy shop soon, and maybe a real store at some point. However, time is at a minimum right now as I try to pass my classes, teach labs, grade homework, and conduct research.
As many of you know, I started working on my Chemistry PhD this fall. On my first day of school, I met these two awesome girls, Kelley and Michelle. Over the last 6 weeks, I've become pretty good friends with them. Over these few weeks, I've noticed that Michelle wears earrings almost every day. I made a mental note and tucked it away until I could act on it.
Well, Michelle's birthday is on Thursday... so I thought it was the perfect opportunity to make some earrings for her. When she came over to study for our Organic Chemistry exam, I took out all my beads and had her pick a few beads that she liked so I could create some birthday earrings for her (she knows she is getting earrings, but doesn't know what they will look like).
She gravitated toward my blue beads, so I decided to create some sweet dangle earrings using the blue beads and fish charms. My goal was to make it look like the fish were swimming in water. I then decided to create a second pair of earrings for her using different colors and sizes of pearls. Here's a peek at her birthday earrings (luckily she doesn't read my blog, so I can post pictures here).
I'll let you know how she likes them. I just have to wait a couple more days before I can give them to her!