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My post title is misleading, as a parure is a matching set of jewelry. I rarely make matching sets, but I love this fancy word, so I wanted to use it. I do have a (non-matching) bracelet, earrings and a necklace to show you, so I feel like that’s possibly as close as I’ll get!

First is the bracelet, which I made for myself based on an idea in a Candie Cooper video. I missed the bracelet kits in Candie’s shop, so I ordered the Green Girl Studios pansy link and some sparkly chain and put one together myself. Sometimes it’s fun to see how long it takes me from idea to finished item since, like many of you, I’m going from idea to unfinished project to challenge to….This one took seven months!

I might hang a couple of sparkly dangles from the clasp area, but I haven’t decided yet, so I’ll live with it for a while.

The next two things I’ve made for the Artists for Animals Auction coming up April 27 – May 3, 2020. As usual, the money from my sales will go to support Madison Cat Project. I want to get to making things so I can raise some good funds for them.

First are some earrings. I always feel like the earrings I make are simple, but they have great materials and are exactly the earrings I would wear if I could still wear earrings. I love a hand made hoop with an art bead dangle. I thought about making my own hoop, but I need more practice, so I bought these hammered brass hoops from Miss Fickle Media

I added Numi-sticks, torch fired enamel copper by Kimberly Rogers of Numinosity. I love these! They are really light weight and not that big but definitely pack a fashion punch if I do say so.

I also made a necklace for the auction. This is my classic – Czech glass knotted on waxed linen. I like to use animal pendants (especially cats) for the auction because I think they will go over well. 

I got this hand-carved bone cat pendant at Allegory Gallery. I decided to tone down my usual bright mixed colors style for this one, and it turned out so sweet!

So there it is, my kind-of parure. Have a wonderful week!