So I've been making my own jewelry for quite some time now, I'd say about 12 years.
Since starting my new job 3 years ago I've often been asked "where'd you get that?" or "what a great necklace, you always have such nice jewelry". It was until much later did I actually start telling people that I made it. Not sure why I didn't in the first place, but there you have it I MADE IT! I suppose that's some sort of affirmation, the caps thing. Anyway, I am starting a little hobby business now and it's fun to see people get excited about it. When I bring in a new piece all the ladies gather at my desk to see what it looks like. I like things that are a bit more bold, and some things that pay tribute to a time gone by, but mostly I just want to feel pretty.
This one I call the Disco Ball Necklace I make them in different colors.
This I call the June Cleaver...for obvious reasons
Disco in Clear, Black and Silver
I made this out of desperation, needed something that would go with everything. All monochromatic clear and milky beads.