Happy Maker Monday!
... my series of posts where I feature something the daughter or I are working on, 
and encourage the maker lifestyle.

Hopefully you all had a great holiday break... and are easing back into the new year.
The holiday season is usually a busy time for making things, and this year was no exception. 
I had my usual "give-away" posts on facebook... and this year offered my handmade items. 
It was lots of fun... and think several folks were quite happy with things they won. 
And now it's the new year... and there are lots of new things to make. 

It's been a "balmy 44 degrees" or thereabouts, in the studio these past several days... which considering it's barely above zero outside, is a testament to how well built our house is. .. and I am grateful. I've been trying to work in the studio in spurts... coming upstairs for occasional hot drinks and to work on other things. I've been concentrating on finishing up some "little" jobs. ...
Like this custom bracelet for a friend.
((turquoise toned howlite, puka shells and carved coral beads... with diamond dust findings))

I finished all the scarves for a fundraiser for my local library... 18 scarves in all! 
And then I made 2 more from these chunky yarns I had. They are super soft, and very thick. I will be listing these in my Etsy shop.

I also fixed a pair of earrings for a friend, made a pair of earrings for another friend... and I've one more pair to make for yet another friend.... and then I made up this pair of earrings with some vintage filigree pieces I had salvaged from a broken piece of jewelry. I've added more of the Almandine faceted garnets.... and of course, lots of sterling silver. I will be listing these in the Etsy shop as well. 

Are you making things this week? Excellent! 
Keep creating! .... see you all tomorrow.