Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Ya know, I wasn't gonna do an update today. It has been a long day and I am super tired, again. But then I checked my email and had a wonderful note asking me to keep sharing all the new stuff. So, after dinner, I took a bunch of fresh photos and here you go... another bunch of new stuff to show.
This morning was a bit crazy, I had a 9 o'clock dentist appointment when the boys get on the bus at 8:30. I had Ron stay home to get the boys on and I ran Lauren to my Mom's. After my baking soda facial/teeth cleaning, lol, I headed back home to fire up the kiln. Mom kept Lauren for the day for me, THANKS MOM... and I made beads for hours. I got enough from several bangles and a few lariats too.
After the torch time, I went to town assembling new jewelry which leads me to today's show & tell. The top photo is new beads called "Rainy". You can't see it really well but when you put transparent aqua on ivory it turns a swapy green. I love that reaction... I don't know why it happens, I just know it happens. I layered on mre ivory and turquoise for a cool Mod Dot/Dripping Water look. I wish you could see those in person. Because where there is opaques on the transparent aqua it is as if you are looking inside the beads, it is really cool.
I did manage to make that bangle I mentioned yesterday, although I have yet to come up with a new name for it. Suggestions are welcome. This one is by far my new favorite bangle! It is awesome on! I am talking really really sweet and sparkly.
This little number ended up a little too little, lol. I need to remake it with one more bead. It turned out tooo tiny. But I like it alot because of the round and square contrasts. I used big square silver ceramic beads with the very round sprees. I think they offset each other really well. Again, nameless... feel free to suggest!
This one is called "Shooting Stars". And it is a close second as my new favorite. I made very basic black ovals, then took pure silver wire and while the bead was hot I used pliers to wrap the wire around the bead. In spots the wire "balled" up and gave a twinkling star look to the surface. The beads are sooo pretty. I LOVE SILVER! I made earrings to match and there will be a sparkling lariat too. I may even do a full necklace like this too, but not until next week.
I was up in the air for a while about what to do with these. I decided to let the beads do the talking. So, I give you "Saturn Rings"...
I have been working on my cording pieces more too. I wasn't happy with the bracelet "Warm Holidays" from a few weeks back. It just wouldn't lay right so... I reused the beads with a bronze cording. The photo looks aweful, the colors really look much better together in person. I am much happier with the results now.
This was another "rework". I while ago I made a necklace and bracelet set called "Mermaid Rain". The necklace sold instantly but the bracelet has stuck around a while. I took it apart and reworked it with a wonderful rich blue cord. I left the space between the knots bigger so the beads could move and slide. I think it looks great now!
There you go... I still have loads more to make in the next few days. I will try and update everyday with more pics. Something is going on with my camera or lighting or something... the pics just aren't how I want them to be. I am going to need to send Ron on a camera hunt... good Christmas idea.
The kids are glued to CARS right now, so I am going to go check on the morning beads and maybe make a few more. I need more neckwire beads :)
Be back again tomorrow!
Posted by Kerry at 7:18 PM