September 12, 2009

Ring a Ling

...Happy Saturday!
I went to Michael's this morning to get some tissue paper and a few gift boxes to hold me over. That's really all that was on my list. But when I walked in and saw the completely revamped, restocked, reorganized, and FANTASTIC bead department, I couldn't help myself! Have you seen it!?? I think our bead section has been decent in the past but this new department, now called - the BEAD CORNER- is really cool. Lots and lots of new strands of semi-precious gemstones (good in a pinch) and several new lines of jewelry components. I picked up some really interesting chain, and also found these cool ring blanks. Came home and put together 2 rings to start.



The first one is a Blue Seraphim lampworked wavy disc behind a Vintage Burgundy button. Cool color combination, great for Fall. I wired the button and disc onto the blank with some inexpensive artist wire.



The second one is a Mamacita Beadworks Mum button wired onto top of a Vintage shell button. A neutral color combination but modern also with the mix of brass and pewter. These are really fun, I like them- and yes, they are going into the ol' jewelry shoparoonie.




They are big but not really oversized. A nice statement ring.

13 comments:

  1. very cute - i was over there the other day and was pretty impressed with what they are doing... also like the tools they are adding... and in the scrapbooking section they have microscope slides! really cool...

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  2. Great rings! I am loving their new remodel too! Also, do you have a Hobby Lobby near you? They just added Vintaj to their jewelry department! Awesome!

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  3. Love the rings!!! Normally I'm not to happy with the selection at our Michael's store, but I'll have to check it out again since the revamp. Thanks for the reminder!

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  4. Me fascinan!!! la combinacion de elementos es excelente.

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  5. Wow! I haven't seen those ring blanks! I'm going back to check them out!

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  6. yes yes...i saw them and actually picked up a couple to make for myself, sister and mom...something special for the 3 of us to have...

    love what you created with them as usual...so talented Lorelei...

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  7. Lorelei: You never cease to amaze me! Those rings are so cute!!!

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  8. Love the rings. Michael's new selections of beads and finding are wonderful. Spent an hour in there today looking.

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  9. The revamp wasn't complete last time I was there. I will have to go back. Cute rings! I have been whipping up rings of late...those forms make it look much easier. I wear a new one each day and gave one away in July...thanks for the inspiration...I need to get back at it. Enjoy the day!
    Erin

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  10. Goodies envy happening here!
    All our local shop has is pandora beads, pandora beads oh and did I mention pandora beads.

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  11. Okay, it seems like forever since I was in Michael's. I will have to take a peek......I especially like that first ring.

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  12. So I went to Michael's today to get ring blanks... looking forward to them. But the had one line of items named Ivory Coast - and there were numerous Green Girl copies! Obvious copies! Fairies, birds, trees - right down to the star copyright symbol on the back. I was horrified. What do I do with this knowledge?

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  13. Hi Jenny.
    I know. I saw it. It's terrible. I have told Andrew Thornton before. I'll send him another note telling him there are more now. There were copies done of several different beads a few months ago. It seems like they should not be able to get away with this!!

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