I don't mean to gloat.
But I got so many beads from the earring/bead swap that I needed to buy and fill 6 more plastic bead bins! 6!! Between those, and all the beads I brought back with me from the cruise, I seriously need like one more table! I'm trying to think of where I can stash the enormous Light Box now so that I can use that table top for more beads.
I don't know about you but I can't find anything in my stash unless it's laid out in a single layer without the lids on the bins. There is no rhyme or reason to how they are arranged either. How bout you? Do you arrange your beads in any order? By type? By Color?
So now, I'm not running low on beads anymore, but I did run out of chain, head pins, eye pins, and brass wire. Don't worry, I placed a very large order at Patina Queen yesterday. Phew!
Now it's time to get BUSY! I finally got to sit down at the bead table last night. I made a necklace for my cousin Chrissy. She loved the Pin-Up girl necklace that I did a while back using a Heather Wynn pendant, so I ordered a few more of these from Heather and put this piece together for Chrissy.
I used some black lampwork glass beads at the front, 2 red Dice beads, and some ivory antique glass beads up around the back. I handforged the steel wire clasp, added a little chain extender and then attached an adorable little black vintage button at the end. I hope she likes it!
I also put this bracelet together. I received some more of these cool Chinook Jewelry Daisy connectors, and created another wood bracelet using some coral color pearls, shell, twisted wood beads, and a lovely little leaf from Every Heart Crafts. I also included a cool coral color shank button, that I strung on the wire like a bead. I love this design, and this is the third one of I've made, so you can tell, I do. really. love. this. design.
This last necklace was inspired by a design in Vintage Redux by Brenda Schweder. Using different elements, such as Polyester chain, and purple Czech glass nuggets, with an antique Shell button and metal cage bead, I recreated this funky, modern and asymmetrical design.
We'll see how motivated and quick I can be this morning- may be able to get listed a few more of my jewelry pieces from last week. Plus the new pieces too.