Saturday, April 24, 2010

couple new listings, Saturday progress

I actually put this first listing up yesterday, but it totally slipped my mind to post about it here.


I took pictures of these beads at two different times, and both times they came out really dark. They have the same purples that I used in my purple beaded leaf earrings. I know that those photographs also turned out pretty dark. However, if you look at the third photo in that listing, you'll get a better idea what the beads really look like. They would work wonderfully for earrings, a bracelet, or necklace. They also make neat jewelry toggles.

I listed this new pair of earrings just a few hours ago.

Believe it or not, this was the first time that I attempted single drop peyote stitch with delicas. I had mixed single and double and done single with larger beads like size 8 Tohos, but never done a straight single with delicas. I am really pleased with the overall look of these earrings. I may make something similar again the future, but I don't have any specific colors in mind at this point.

I got all of the beads in the earrings through the Art Beads blogging program. These are actually from my Valentine's Day stash. I still haven't gotten to a project with my spring stash! These earrings include beads from the Swarovski section and the seed beads section, specifically the Miyuki delicas.

Jake and I got a new washing machine today. (We actually bought it last weekend but waited to have it delivered until today so I wouldn't have to take off work.) I've only done one load in the last two weeks so I've been playing catch up! While that's been going on, I did some gluing work for new earring studs, magnets, and tacks before it started raining this afternoon. I also finished the second of two pendants in my color explosion scheme that are currently listed as "made to order" items in my Etsy shop. I thought it was worth restocking them. Finally, I started working with Sharla (BeadedTail) on a custom bracelet to coordinate with her raspberry filled peyote triangle earrings! It will be a skinny fringed cuff like this one. She just okayed the beads that I picked out so I'll share them here.

I'm excited to start working on that this week. :)

Disclosure - I received my ArtBead's products free of charge through their blogging program. I am honestly reviewing their products and have not been paid for my endorsement as it pertains to the products I received.

13 comments:

  1. the earrings are great! It seems that you can produce items so quickly! It took me hours to move a couple of inches when beadweaving!

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  2. I can't wait to see the bracelet you're making me! I just love my earrings so know I'll love the bracelet too!

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  3. Thanks Deb! The earrings me at least 2-3 hours to complete. Even a simple larger cuff with delicas takes me at least 6 hours. Even with experience, bead weaving is still a time consuming process!

    Sharla, thank you so much! I'm excited to work on it. :)

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  4. I like the larger bead at the bottom of the red earrings...really finishes them off nicely :)
    Can't wait to see Sharla's bracelet!!!

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  5. So vibrant, colourful and whimsical!

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  6. Looks like some awesome projects!

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  7. Love the earrings and the beads, both. Sure understand wanting to get to work with the new stash, too--there's just something about a shiny new pile of beads, isn't there? ;o)

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  8. awesome stuff....the pics with the beads just laying out look so cool...so many pretties to make :)

    ANd congrats on the washer! We just had to switch to a new one last month...the catch up was not fun :P

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  9. Thanks Theresa! I don't usually think to take in progress shots, but they are generally neat to have.

    Thanks! I can imagine!

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  10. I love the earrings! Very different and so cool.

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