First, it's been a while since I shared what's been coming off of the bead table...so here ya go!
A little kooky...but I love little antique what-nots, so I had to have these vintage medicine bottle cut outs! Finished with brass, gold coral, yellow agate...and a cute little pill shaped wood bead...on sari silk. I love "odd" jewelry!
I see house shaped beads everywhere these days...so I decided to give it a go...Moobie style. Added orange glass faceted rounds, some Czech flowers, and lots of copper.
I can't wait for summer! Sea glass ladder necklace with brass/copper chain/chain and 2 little Czech glass flowers...hurry up summer!
My sweet children brought a bunch of shells back when they went to the beach last summer. They've been sitting around waiting for "their day" Shells, yellow agate, pearl, Czech oval, new jade and a sea urchin spine...I can already smell the salt of the ocean! All on brass and embellished with kelp-like sari silk.
Decided to go with a tribal flair. I found the naked lady (can you see the difference between her front & and her back?) Czech beads at the closest decent bead shop...wish I would have purchased more than one strand! Lots of copper, large orange swirled polymer bead, coin, mother of pearl spike and a touch of sari silk.
My only New Year's resolution was to branch out and buy more artisan beads...instead of ordering in bulk run of the mill type beads...boy is this a dangerous resolution! Here's what I received in the mail today:
Awesome lampwork from Pomegranate Glass
And these beauties from Golem Studio I was sad that another set I ordered sold out before my order was shipped...guess I have to be a little quicker on the draw!
And these are in route...
Also from Pomegranate Glass
Both from fellow Virginian Silverfish Designs
Now, I know I'm not suppose to show you my Bead Soup creations yet...but I'll give you just a little teaser...'cause I like you...
This one reminds me so much of my mom! She ALWAYS had a horseshoe hung above the most used door to bring good luck to all who entered...hence the horseshoe shapes. Her lucky number was 7...so seven horseshoes, of course! Oh, and the cute faceted labradorite rondelle? That's the teaser...my bead soup partner Jennifer Cameron sent that as part of my soup...ok...so not much of a teaser (but I promise my finished soup looks NOTHING like the above), I know! You'll have to come back March 3rd to see all THREE of my creations!!