Softgrey, nice ideas as well as wonderful results!
I love making my own jewlery, but I wasn't really prepared for how time comsuming it is.
I make jewlery for friends a family too, and then I'm slowly starting on selling it, since I found out that people are actually willing to pay me for it.
I work with all kinds of materials; beads, metals, wood, plastic and so on. Right now I'm trying to kind of merge plastic and wood, and so far it's going really good. I'll post pictures when I get the chance to borrow a camera.