Monday, March 29, 2010

SECONDHAND BEADS


These beads were given to me by a neighbour who thought I might be able to do something with them. I'm sure I will ! They are glass beads in lovely earthy tones.


I bought these beads for next to nothing at a secondhand stall at a craft fair last year. I love the old fashioned feel of the AB coated glass.
I am still pondering what to do with them but I'm sure inspiration will come soon, it usually does, at about 4.30 in a morning when I can't sleep and am dreaming of beads.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

TURQUOISE NECKLACE


A combination of turquoise nuggets and cinnabar with silver.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

INSTANT NECKLACE



Sometimes I can fiddle for ages with a selection of beads and somehow the design just doesn't seem to come together. Then other times the beads seem to sort themselves into something that works straight away.




When I spotted this large bead in my local bead shop I couldn't resist it (even though I have more than enough beads already and just needed a packet of crimps). A quick browse around the shop and I found the little strawberry quartz beads and the smokey quartz hearts that went with it so well. I added a few green Swarovski crystals and little shell beads I had at home to tie in the other colours and add a bit of sparkle. All done in one day before my purchases made it into the bead box.