Friday, December 9, 2011

New Jewelry with Unicorne Beads!

My last post went on and on about the recently acquired lamp work beads from several artisans.  It's Christmastime and the days are FULL of activity.  However, I was able to work with one set of beads from Unicorne (  This has to be one of my favorite color combinations - deep blue with a touch of green. I had the most beautiful set of blue/green crystals in my stash that match PERFECTLY to the lamp work beads.  In the photographs, the blue of the crystals turns a tad purple, but it's blue!

I could have just kept these lamp work beads on my table and stared at them all day for the rest of my life - they are so pretty!  In my next life, I'd like to make beads, but until then, I will just play with them!  My favorite metal to work with is sterling silver.  I hand forged a clasp from sterling silver for the necklace, and used hand made sterling ear wires for the earrings.  But I love the look of the antique silver plated clasp on the bracelet.

I hope to have time this weekend to play with some more beads!  Thank you for stopping by!

The 25% off Grand Opening Sale continues in my etsy shop!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

It's All About the Beads!

In the past 2 weeks, I have done my part to support the economy...I have been on a major shopping spree for beads!  Many beads, some of which I would like to share here:

Gorgeous lentils from Unicorne Beads (

Green/Blue Marble Beads from Unicorn

I have more of these Ivory Raku lentils from Kelleys Beads - hoarded from earlier this year  (! 
More phenomenal lentils from Unicorn - denim colored!
Turquoise crackle beads, from Kelleys Beads

Baroque style beads from Sue Beads ( Her color choices in this set are SPOT ON!!

Dichroic flat beads - Unicorn

Royal Blues from Kelleys Beads

Lovely lampwork scrolls from Cheryls Art on Etsy ( - Cheryl also makes beautiful Christmas Ornaments!

It's raining on and off in Virginia today.  Hopefully, I can get to my "studio" and work with some of these lovelies.

My Grand Opening 25% Off sale in my etsy shop is still on!!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!