Necklaces

3/13/2012 09:12:00 AM Posted In Edit This 15 Comments »
So, since nothing was calling out to me to draw and I am trying to keep at it, I decided to return to jewelry.  My sweetie buys me the coolest things.  Some of the pieces are whimsical, some are amazingly crafted, some are beautiful, and all are loved.  He spends a great deal of time choosing what to buy, and he often goes to a wonderful store in Ann Arbor called 16 Hands.  Everything in the store is handmade.  Besides jewelry, they have some clothing, ornamental pieces for inside and out, baby things, paintings, and so much more.  It's a real treat to go there just to browse, if not buy something wonderful.  These are some sketches of four of my necklaces.  I used a 005 Micron Pen and colored pencils.    I'm sorry now that I didn't draw the back of the square one with the colors - it's pretty cool too, and can be worn either way.  Maybe next time!

Since we've updated the software in our computers, I've lost Photoshop and I'm still trying to figure out the best way to fix my scans.  This is my third attempt at this with a new program (new to me, that is), that I'm still learning.  It's better than the first two, that's for sure! 

15 comments:

. said...

Thats so sweet of him to get you. These look fun, I like the one with all the colours (almost like a coloure palet) and the one on the left bottom corner... cute!!

And bonus part is that not only did you get neat looking necklaces, but you also got a neat drawing out this project (two in one : )

Rebecca said...

I really lOVE the top middle one and the lion to the right :) These are really fun - and your scan looks great!

Kristen (Creative Stash) said...

sweet drawings. i love the color block necklace in the center. sounds like a wonderful shop and sweetie! Visiting from CED

pauline said...

What fun little drawings!! i love these... i could so see them as necklaces. Thanks for sharing! xoxo

bettyfromtexas said...

I love these!! Wonderfully sketched and scanned!

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

these are so sweet... I love the top middle one and you are lucky to get pressies like these... I hear you on the fixing scans hassles... somehow I just can't master it...xx

Martine said...

Lovely collection ! I particularly love the second one on top with the various colours: a really nice necklace !!

Jane said...

Hope your scanning and photoshop issues are resolved soon. This looks great - like others, the one with the colourful squares is the one that caught my eye most, although I'd like to wear them all! and I love the sound of that little shop, with such great things in it. Lovely drawings Nancy, thanks for sharing.

Cathy Holtom said...

These are lovely, aren't you lucky to have such a thoughtful 'sweetie'!

Sue Brown said...

Lucky you, Nancy! Nice sketches and the scans worked out fine :)
Sue

raena said...

I love whimsical jewelry like this! What a wonderful husband, and wonderful sketches!

I understand about losing software. I just got a new laptop. It is 64-bit and my scanner is 32-bit. I've downloaded a driver to make it work, but the interface is entirely different and I don't like it at all. It just isn't as convenient as before!

kazumiwannabe said...

They're so fun and cute! Wonderful necklaces and drawings - and the scan looks perfectly okay here!

Vicki Holdwick said...

Nice, Nancy, very nice. I'm loving seeing you blogging again.

xoxo

meegan said...

loove pendants too. very sweet illustrations

Dan Kent said...

Well these are adorable!! Great that you keep drawing!