Monday, October 29, 2007
Sunday, October 28, 2007
With this necklace I used a double spiral stitch with peridot chips and delica beads. I used matte black hexagon toho beads as the base for the stitch. While it looks great, using the hexagon beads, it was kind of hard to do the stitch with them. They would line up and it was hard to get the needle where it needed to be at times. The finished product did turn out looking great in any case.
The focal bead is another bead made by Joe from Avenue Beads, http://www.avenuebeads.com/ . I like this bead because it has a lot of really nice green colors in it, like aqua, turquoise, and a little lime. They look really good with the black background and the high gloss finish to the glass.
I also used russian amozonite, the horse eye shaped beads, in this necklace. I have had these beads since the beginning of the year and have just been waiting to use them in a piece of jewelry. The color is just perfect for this necklace.
This necklace can be bought in my etsy store just click here for more details: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=7624040
Monday, October 22, 2007
Well, I finally made a new piece to sell in my etsy shop. I've been so busy lately making custom orders that I haven't had a lot of time to put toward my etsy store. This necklace is absolutely fabulous! The way that the light reflects off of each stone is just wonderful! I think fluorite, labradorite, and kyanite are my new favorite stones. They are so pretty. The focal bead is made by a wonderful lamp work artist that I found on etsy. Joes' store name is Avenue Beads, here is a link to his site: http://www.avenuebeads.com/
I have slowly been collecting beads over the summer and stashing them away in my storage bin. Seriously, I am a bead whore. I just can't get enough of them. So the other night I decided that I just wanted to create something new and fun just for the heck of it and this is what I came up with. It kind of reminds me of the leaves falling into puddles in the fall with the cool maple leaf clasp and the blue green colors.
Sunday, October 21, 2007
10% off your purchase of $20 or less
15% off your purchase of $21 - $40
20% off your purchase of $41 - $80
25% off your purchase of $81 or more
Orders must be from individual shops; orders may not be combined from different shops to receive a discount.
Check out the etsyBEAD street blog to see all of the other jewelry artists involved in this sale. http://etsybeadstreet.blogspot.com/
Friday, October 12, 2007
Monday, October 8, 2007
Sunday, October 7, 2007
This necklace is made out of Carnelian, Amber, Quartz, and silver findings. The center piece is Hand made Dichroic glass.
This next piece is called Into the Mystic. I like the name and I love the necklace and earring set that Angie made! Something about red and purple just works. I really like how she used both the white and red freshwater pearls in this piece, I would have never thought of doing that and now that I see how good it looks in her bead work, I might have to try it sometime. These are just beautiful and as I told ya on the phone earlier, 'Where's mine?' Great job Angie and we can't wait to see more of your work in the future. Hint, hint.
This necklace is made of Pearls and crystals with silver findings and Hand made Dichroic glass.
This is a necklace that Skylar made for his Grandma Lisa for Christmas this year.
Pokemon action figures as shown in the photo below
Pretty cool bud!