Friday, May 16, 2008

Beautiful beads...

I went thru my bead stash and pulled out a few strands that really called to me. I have so many lovely strands of beads i've collected that are waiting to become a new wearable piece of art. So i finally put some time aside to put a few new pieces together and took some photos this morning...Let me know what you think!
These are vintage beads i picked up last Fall. The oblong stone is a milky agate that is translucent and has bits of grey and soft fawn color here and there. The smaller beads at the ends are more earthy colored agates, and the round beads in between the larger pieces are moonstones. The piece is held together with strong handmade chain. The fastener and ear wires are sterling silver. I really like this piece and am thinking of keeping it! It feels very feminine and has a lot of moon energy....

This piece is made of fresh water pearls and brass. The pearls are a silvery bronze color spaced by purple glass seed beads and finished with a sterling silver toggle. The butterfly center piece is a vintage reproduction made of brass. The earrings are made of the same materials, with brass ear wires and the little dangles are little brass fireflies.

Here's a closer look...

More vintage brass reproduction pieces, this time with dangles of fire polished glass beads....

And here is something that feels very "Summery" to me. This is a new jade bracelet and matching earrings that look very much like fresh green grapes to me! I think this will be a fun piece to wear. Clasp and ear wires are sterling silver... Also a pair of olivine jade earrings with silver wires. Olive jade is my favorite in the jade family...I tend to make a LOT of earrings as they are very popular! I keep my prices fair and reasonable and so they keep me busy! Some of these pieces will go into the inventory for The Paper Sparrow, or...maybe....i am thinking of opening up an Etsy shop! I think that would be fun! OH! The beautiful plant that is shown in the photos is part of a huge fuchsia basket, gifted to me by my son in law Ben, for Mother's Day. It is beyond beautiful! Thanks again Ben....

4 comments:

Kate said...

I may have to buy that bracelet.

Mare said...

Just say the word and it is yours! ;)

Farm Chick Paula said...

Oh, so beautiful.
Mare, you are one talented lady!

Mare said...

Thank you Paula!