Thursday, April 24, 2014

Necklace with Green Reed and Blue Hematite

I have been making a lot of necklaces this week, getting ready for the art fair at Porter Mill on April 27, coming right up!. I made this necklace this morning. The green beads seem to be made from reeds or some other natural material.  I combined them with turquoise blue hematite disks, then added wooden beads and copper-colored spacer beads. This necklace is strung on new stretchy cord in .5 mm (just purchased last night).  I am very excited about this smaller stretchy cord because it can be used on beads with small holes, including semi-precious stone, so this opens up a lot of possibilities for more  necklaces.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wooden Bead Necklace with Peach Beads

I started this necklace yesterday, but didn't have time to finish it. So I worked on it this morning and finished it with some little gold metallic beads. There is no clasp because the beads are strung on a stretchy cord.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Pendant with Wood and Glass on a Green Cord

On Sunday, I made this simple pendant, with a wooden circle and one yellow bead on a green leather cord. 

Monday, April 21, 2014

Wooden Necklace with Purple Beads

I have been making necklaces all week, getting ready for an upcoming art fair. Here is the necklace that I made on Saturday.  I combined olive green and dark brown wooden beads with some wooden beads that have been dyed a pale purple.  I used stretchy cord again, so there is no clasp.  The necklace is finished with a knot, glued and tucked into one of the beads.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Another Heart Shaped Box as of April 20, 2014

This morning I went to Porter Mill Studios and worked for a while on this project. This is a heart-shaped candy box that I am covering with collage.  I am using printed metallic ribbon, with gel medium as the glue.  I am still working on the top of the box, which is going to be purple and orange stripes, with a gold border.  This is slow going, but at least the stripes are beginning to show up.  I call this "Another Heart Shaped Box" because I have already finished a similar project.  So if you would like to see where this is going, you can follow this link:

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Close Up of Chocolate Swirl (Necklace of Wooden Beads)

This is a closeup of the necklace that I made yesterday.   In addition to posting this closeup, I just replaced the photo I used in yesterday's post. You can see the new photo here: . I am really happy with this necklace, and so I thought it deserved a better photo.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Chocolate Swirl (Necklace with Wooden Beads)

Here is a necklace I made today. I started with some beads that I bought recently,  chocolate brown decorated with a cream-colored swirl pattern. Then I played around with the design, adding wooden beads in other shapes and shades until I came up with a design that I liked. I also used some gold metallic beads as accents.  I used a stretchy acrylic cord, so I finished the necklace with just a knot (tucked inside one of the beads), rather than a clasp.