Saturday, May 10, 2014

Pink Pillows

I hadn't found any nice vintage Venetian beads in some time...

but this week I found a busted necklace.

I love the purple rose color, not sure at all what glass this is.
And that adventurine! The sparkle is amazing.

The shape is a cool pillow-y chicklet with the hole from corner to corner.

I kept a couple for myself as reference beads and the rest are up in my 'Curious Old Things' Etsy shop. They'd make great earrings.

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Lilac Nuggets Necklace

It's done.

I showed you the beads, fresh out of the kiln, a few weeks ago.

I hammered it all together with loads of sterling silver.

It's available, just in time for Mother's Day, at the gift shop of the Memorial Art Gallery.

Friday, May 02, 2014

Deathly Goobers

It's a good thing that my friends love these because I can't seem to stop making them.

Pussy Willow Earrings

I will make more of these someday...

but next time with bronze headpins so they look a little bit more like pussy willow branches.

I'm also thinking a whole bracelet with pussy willow 'charms' would be lovely.