Thursday, November 28, 2013
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Monday, November 25, 2013
I happily used up almost every transparent short rod of teal, blue, ink blue, emerald, and anything blue green I could find in these hand shaped nugget beads.
Each bead has trails of iridescent glass on the outside for a nice shimmer.
The sterling silver links are all a nice heavy 18 gauge.
Somebody is going to be very happy this holiday season.
Friday, November 22, 2013
Thursday, November 21, 2013
A big, over the top, charm bracelet.
The lampwork base beads are mine, black glass rolled in silver foil and encased in clear.
The rest of the mess - skulls, disco balls, Eifel tower, an old sterling silver ring, stars, crowns and clowns, hearts, rhinestone sparkles, unicorns, vintage Austrian crystals and lots of heart charms are all stash goodies.
The clasp is a magnetic ball of rhinestones.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Monday, November 04, 2013
lampwork glass beads, garnets & sterling silver.
lampwork glass beads, vintage pewter buttons (flattened), freshwater pearls & sterling silver
lampwork glass beads, stick pearls, garnets, bronze & sterling silver
lampwork glass headpins, bronze & sterling silver
lampwork glass beads & sterling silver
lampwork glass beads, black coral branches, bronze & sterling silver
lampwork glass headpins, freshwater pearls, bronze & sterling silver
lampwork glass beads, freshwater rice pearls, bronze & sterling silver
lampwork glass beads & headpins, cornflake pearls, bronze & sterling silver
Sunday, November 03, 2013
Saturday, November 02, 2013
A 'sweet' new bracelet.
My glass beads, sterling silver and tin paillettes that I made from an old candy tin.
I blogged about how I made them - if you want to see my instructions then click here .
It makes the most wonderful jangly sound when you shake your wrist around.
I think I want to make many, many more of these.
All I need are some more old tins, estate sales here I come.
*paillette* from Merriam Webster dictionary : a small shiny object (as a spangle) applied in clusters as a decorative trimming.