Monday, September 27, 2010

This is me right now...

I have to apologize for not updating the blog lately.  My head is bowed in shame...

I have to admit that I am still trying to find a way to balance an 11 hour work day with Chocolate Sushi Handmade and the social media that comes along with it.  The good news is that I have some posts in the works.  Hopefully I will get it together and get them up soon! 

Thanks so much for sticking with me!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

An Honored Auntie...

I've been meaning to share this for awhile...I feel like such a slacker!

A few months back one of my lovely nieces asked me to make a couple of special pieces for her.  She is pregnant with her third child (yay!) and is planning to take family photos before the newest addition arrives.  She asked if I could make a necklace for her and a mini version for her daughter!  Honored doesn't even begin to describe it!

I wanted to make them something 'girly', but wearable for both a grown woman and an 11 year old girl.  I decided that I would choose the fabrics first and hopefully be inspired by them.  I sent the above picture to my niece to approve the fabric choices and began to brainstorm.

When I first opened my shop I was obsessed with making Yo-Yo's.  The store was stocked with them!  So I decided to revisit them since they definitely represent 'girly' to me.
After I made them I had to decide how to turn these into a necklace.  I sat and stared at them for awhile and decided to add in one of my favorite elements...braiding!
Because it's my method apparently, I sat and stared at all of the elements together.  When I could see what it was all meant to be I began assembling.
And here they are:
The best was my little great-niece thanking me and telling me that she liked her necklace!  I can't wait to see their pictures and for my newest great-niece to come into the world!
Related Posts with Thumbnails
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported License.