February 25, 2010

Spring Stringing 2010

These beauties came back home while I was away in Florida.
They can currently be seen in the pages of the Spring issue of Stringing magazine, on stands now!


This first necklace features a handmade Bird pendant from Heather Wynn. Heather created this clever pendant with polymer clay, and a sterling silver bezel. The back of the pendant says: You are my one true love.
Gotta love that! How romantic!
I also used some pretty green silk cording, an enamel button from C-Koop Beads, and lampwork glass from Studio Rent.

The best part about this necklace is that you don't need tools to create it. I just tied knots into the silk to anchor the beads.






















Springtime Collaboration is a mixed media piece that brings many different art beads together in one necklace.
Felted wool beads from Tang Baby, a lampworked lentil from Loupiac, lampwork glass from The Orange Bell and Dorset Hill Beads, a polymer tube focal from Humblebeads, and a botanical pewter link from my friends at Green Girl Studios. All wire wrapped and linked with interesting chain from AD Adornments.



















This last bracelet is another hand-knotted silk corded piece.
The ceramic square button is from Nancy at Round Rabbit. I adore these little fine silver, handmade charms from Beth at Hint, the lampwork is from Pinocean, the ceramic beads are from Marti Conrad. Other beads are painted wood.




Isn't that little leaping rabbit the cutest? O.m.G.
So adorable. And perfect for this Spring Fever I've been having.

What Spring Time beads have you found on Etsy?

17 comments:

  1. Your necklace in Stringing is stunning. I love fairy ribbon.

    Just want to say congratulations to all your beautiful contributions in all the book and magazines I've seen you in.
    Carry On.

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  2. Exquisite as always! Wonderful spring blues-LOVE THEM, LOVE THEM, LOVE THEM:D The bird pendant in necklace #1 is so pretty. Oh I just love ALL of these!

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  3. Your designs always tickle my fancy.

    I am on the hunt for a color palette that is so not me. But it will become me, oh yes.

    And I am on the hunt for special art beads for my show in August that I need to prepare for...so much fun!

    Wonderful pieces all, Miss Lorelei!
    Enjoy the day!
    Erin

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  4. Lovely, Lorelei - those necklaces are so beautiful. Well done on Stringing - can't wait for my copy to arrive.

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  5. For sure it's a great issue! I saw all of your lovely creations! Did you see my earrings? Just got them back today!

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  6. Your spring bracelet is gorgeous!!! The silk cord look fantastic!!! Love this piece a lot!!!

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  7. I am now officially a fan!

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  8. Mel Mel2/25/2010

    I ordered beautiful rustic ephemera charms from Marie at moreskyejewels. The charms have wonderful illustrations of birds, mushrooms, butterflies and much more. Check them out L. they would be perfect for your work. Love your newest designs and always look forward to seeing them in my favorite magizines.

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  9. i'm gaga over studiorent beads now. thanks for the link. more to spend my future retirement on! where did you get the little butterfly on the second piece? lovely. going to check out AD adornments, wonderful chain.

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  10. hi Kiersten,
    It's a butterfly button from Fusion Beads.

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  11. Your pieces are just perfect for this issue!! So Spring! When it comes to the beads I've been finding lately, I just got some pinocean glass...thanks to your recommendation...and can't wait to get the little pretties into something!

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  12. Glad you made it home safely.
    lovely new pieces!

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  13. Lovely pieces as always! Wasn't this past issue awesome? (Well... except for you know what.) Everything else was fabulous!

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  14. Congrats on making publication. Love them all but the last bracelet is jaw-dropping, gorgeous . . . . .

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  15. These look so pretty, espcially the necklace! I love the simple beauty of it... the perfect mix of bright colours for spring. Where did you get those beads from? They're fabulous :)

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  16. Oh my gosh, I couldn't wait any longer for this issue to arrive in the mamil and had to go pick up a copy of Stringing at Michaels over the weekend. Thank you, thank you for bringing Hint charms to life with your beautiful design! It's a great issue and all your submissions are so refreshing to look at and gain inspiration from. Here's to you, beautiful bunny lover!

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