December 29, 2008

Better Late than never!

bracelets galore!

I just spent the first half of my day beading like a maniac! Maybe I'm trying to overcompensate for being away from my beads for so long! ;) I was feeling especially creative and got quite a bit accomplished. A few designs that have been brewing in my head while I was away for the holidays, came to fruition this morning. I am quite happy with how they all turned out. This bracelet is my favorite - piece de resistance! Fun and colorful, I incorporated some neat lamp work glass rings from Blue Seraphim. I hand-forged the hook clasp and twirled some brass wire. Each section is curved a bit so that it fits comfortably on the wrist.

I also created this bracelet using Gaea Cannaday's ceramic swirly hook clasp. I added a ceramic Golem Studios bead among the ebony wood beads. A chunky substanstial piece that looks and feels great when worn.
I wanted to play with some beads that I had gotten from Andrew Thornton in the Artist Trading Card trade that I participated in a month ago. Read more about the trade here! Andrew sent me some of these pretty opalescent glass beads and paired with the purple and aqua, they come to life! I used a Vintaj Brass Co. lily connector as the focal.
I'll be listing some more pretties in my shop this afternoon. Look out for several pair of earrings, a necklace, and a few bracelets. I won't be adding them as NEW, but instead using older inactive listings so take a look throughout the shop to see the newbies!

7 comments:

  1. OMG, Lorelei! They are all gorgeous! I'm jealous, I haven't had time to bead in weeks :-(

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  2. Oh, you've used the opalescent glass marvelously. I think you've really pulled that deep inner fire out with your pairings of colors and stone choices.

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  3. OH! These are so pretty! I'm loving the brown and green theme! Sorry! I think I've over fed your fish!

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  4. HI G! Thanks!! I am totally addicted to green beads. It's a real sickness. I just shopped the other day for like an hour on BeadsonSale.com, and when I looked at the cart, all the flippin beads I picked out were teal, aqua and GREEN.
    P.S. how did the fish react did they just stop eating?

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  5. Beautiful jewelry! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Sweet. I really like the last one with the opalized glass. I'll stop back and check on what you are doing.
    Lois

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