Yesterday I received a few things in the mail, some Vintaj brass (which I desperately needed), some handmade "Home Sweet Home" beads from Beady Monkey, some cool seed beads called Jobes Tears from Hawaii that I found at the Saffron House, AND Some of the most amazing lamp work glass beads I have ever seen. Oh! They are good enough to eat. Depth and color and amazing shapes. I discovered Crazy Cat Glass one day last week, just surfing through the glass bead section on Etsy. Angie Pendleton creates little beauties at her home studio, and somehow manages to find the time with 3 kids! If you're looking for something new and different, I suggest you buy from Angie today. You will NOT be sorry. I made these earrings with some of her Cherry Bomb stones.
Last night I also created this simple chain necklace and focal that I created with a lampwork ring from Beads of Passion. I'm not sure I'm into this design and was thinking I might rework it a bit because of the size of the jump rings. Not sure. What do you think?
I ordered a few more of these cool message bars from Jennifer Stumpf and wanted to create another bracelet using them - I just curved the bar really carefully with my hands (I should probably get a mandrel) and I attached it to a wire-wrapped section of copper artist wire, which I threaded with some pretty fall colored polymer discs (Humblebeads) and a flower focal from Lynn Davis. Pretty no matter which way it flips! I got tired by this point and did start putting the workings together for a new necklace design, but pooped out so you'll have to stay tuned.