Monday, December 31, 2018

Wrapped up in chains

Happy New Year y'all!
I am not one for making resolutions, mostly because I forget what they were, I am instead going to just try and be more patient and loving and see how far that goes.
Some of my weird beads got made into actual jewelry after a trip to the store for chains. Here's what they look like now. Not so weird, huh? I will be switching posting these to my Etsy shop after this and the prices will have to go up, so it is definitely get 'em while they're hot. I've thrown in a deal at the bottom of the page. Email me 
Draped pendant. 14K gold chain, polyclay, I'm keeping this for myself, but will gladly make one on request.

 Rolled Tissue pendant, polyclay. $20 +$4 shipping

Twisted loop pendant. $20 +$4 shipping

 Bouquet pendant. $25+$4 shipping. Isn't that adorable?
 Folded with Gold, polyclay with gold leaf. $25 +$4 shipping. SOLD

  Folded white, $20 + $4 shipping

  Rolled Tube, $20 +$4 shipping.
And then some not on chains...

Black and White Sampler necklace, $30 + $4 shipping

White with Black sampler $25+ $4 shipping

  Double Loop pendant, with extra long chain, $25+$4 shipping.

  Red and white necklace, $25+$4 shipping.

And then I made a bunch of earrings! O these were so much fun. And so tiny. One set free with necklace purchase. All are on nickle free steel posts, with large disc backs.

set one

set two

set three

set four

set five

set six

Friday, December 28, 2018

Weird Beads

Today is my 71st birthday *shared with Maggie Smith, Denzel Washington and Seth Myers!) and I would like to share pics of my new stuff. I plan on a quiet day indoors, since it has been raining for at least 18 hours straight. My kind of weather, no shoveling!
Feeling great, having a cuppa, and chatting online with my sister. Can't get much better than this.

 A few of the weird beads I have been making of late. I've been inspired to try and recreate some things I have seen online, and that led to other crazy ideas, and it never seems to end. Who knew this could be so much fun?
I saw something similar made from porcelain and fell in LOVE. But porcelain, and kilns, O my. 

 Beads that look like knitting. So up my alley.

I've made lots of these, which in black look like licorice.
Two views of the same piece. I added silver and gold leaf, just because it seemed like a good idea at the time. This is one bead, not two stacked. It will be a pendant.
It's very easy to get carried away with gold leaf. Two different pieces here. 

  Lentil, button and knot beads, ready to bake.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

White and Black Beads

 This week's focus was to be on white beads, with some gray and black for contrast. I brought these pieces to knitting, just for show and tell, but wham-o, three sold, including this one.
 Purple and green pendant. $20+ $4 shipping, email me.
 Arty lasso necklace,
$20 + $4 shipping

Folded square pendant, sold.

 Sampler necklace. Sold.

 Mashed Marshmallows, $20 +$4 shipping. 
I am still working on making the 'perfect' white and black necklace. Ha!