Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Befores & Afters

I ended up making beads last night until after midnight after everyone went to bed. I thought it would be fun to show beads before and after I made things with them. I love home decor before and afters so why not jewelry ones?

First up my new "Bursting Berry" bracelet ~

Before:

I made these last night. They are some of my favorite colors. I am always wearing purple. Mix in some enamels, evil purple disks and clear cubes and you have a fabulous puprle berry explosion!

After:


Next is a set of five beads that I am sure will have you saying "I never know what you are going to do next!" They are ultra retro, major mod dots!

Before:

These got turned in to a fun and funky link bracelet out of sterling silver.

After:



It is kinda on the short side so I'll need to add one more bead.

The next bunch of beads doesn't have it's after yet, but hopefully soon. I am going to use them in that design I told you about last week. I was up in the air for a while on what colors to use and what shape I wanted. I can't really explain why I went with transparent gray. I do know I used dustings of white enamel because I wanted it to have a soft snowy feel.

Before:


I can't wait to get the "After" done to show you for these. Soon.

Anyway, in other news... I got word from BeadStyle yesterday that my article is scheduled for March 2007. Which means it will ship in February 2007, just in time for my birthday! YOO HOO! I also realized that I was wrong about the date of my dentist appointment, so I will be making beads tomorrow too! Yoo HOO! I am thinking of a "Mod Dot" day for the Bead Box... what do you think?

This week's free beads winner is Elida K! CONGRATS ELIDA! I will post the new beads in just a few... I great focal... hope you like it. And thanks again for your wonderful support. :)

3 comments:

Lori said...

I love the before and afters
those purple are amazing!

Kathy said...

Go to Love the purple!!!!!!!!!!!
I am so glad my b-day is in February too.
Both bracelet ideas are out of this world.
You come up with the most amazing designs.
The mod dots sounds like a fantastic idea.
Kathy

Chrissie said...

Wow Kerry!! I love the purple too!! ( of course, LOL) but they are really amazing! The neutrals are very cool too and I really like the idea of the before and after :)