Saturday, July 31, 2010
I got some gorgeous Large Bone Beads, I've gotten the brown ones before and made necklace I call Kenya, these are natural color and just as incredible. I've already have a design in mind (more than one actually) and this time the large bead will be dangling as a pendant and I've already played with stringing smaller bone beads, turquoise, lampwork, naga shell with an inlay of turquoise, red coral, PMC textured bead caps and some other smaller beads to fill in. I can't wait to put it all together. This is going to be neutral but a very bright neutral!
Here are a few pictures of my new stash, I thought about showing you my sketch but I think I'll leave it to the imagination for now.
Here is a group shot of the beauties!!! The Large Bone beads are gorgeous, there's some silver rings, faceted Mookait (YUM) medium Brown Bone Beads, Short Brown Bone Tube beads, Turquoise Heishi (which I use constantly).
And here are a couple of close ups! Mookaite
Turquoise and Brown Bone, so lucious together!!
And here is the finished project using the Large Bone Beads.
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Saturday, July 24, 2010
This necklace is based around a flower made of BronzClay, I made it some time ago and it's gone through a few different lives but I think I finally found the final configuration.
It's got a long list of ingredients starting with little splashes of Turquoise, then beautiful big Ryolite ovals, Polymer Clay beads (the first time I've used them in my work) and an assortment of Glass, Bone, Horn, Indian Orange Aventurine and gold and purple freshwater pearls.
Bronze Flower Necklace
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Last week I did what I called a "Random" necklace which sold very quickly, has to be a record for me. So since I had another large Tibetan Amber bead, which was it's focal, I thought I'd try another one. Although it has many of the same components it has some new colors which give it a completely different look I think. The first was quite neutral, this one has more purples and gold in place of the neutrals and I quite like the difference.
Here are all the beads I collected, the result of looking through just about every stash of beads I have.
Here is the finished project.
Here is the original piece.
Thanks to Happy Mango Beads where I got the beautiful Tibetan Amber focal and I'm sure some of the other beads. Magpie Gemstones where many of the other stone beads came from. It's amazing how much wonderful supplies there are out there and these are 2 of my favorites!
Thanks for looking!
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Before I talk about my jewelry I'll talk about my most exciting news, I have a new Husband. My boyfriend of nearly 3 years and I hopped off to Vegas and got hitched a few weeks ago. Sorry no Elvis!! (we thought about it!) We had a great time and life is good!! Now that all the madness is done I can get back to my most favorite past time, making jewelry!