The incredible Amy at Copper Diem has put together an awesome blog hop in support of Ears to You. Click on their logo to find out more about this incredible organization that provides earrings to women undergoing chemotherapy. Combine this blog hop with a need to restock my shop prior to a show and two days off during Frankenstorm Sandy and, well, let's just say I got very carried away...
So here's the run down...which is your favorite?
"Lava" stone, pink lucite, black glass and black copper Parawire (all the wire I use is Parawire....can't get enough of the stuff)
Left: "Stardust sparkle" beads
Right: black glass rounds
Galvanized and rubber washers (from Home Depot - seriously) and silver colored disks.
Left: coiled sea foam green colored copper wire and silver lined seed beads
Right: multicolored "stone" rounds
Czech glass flower rounds in peachy pink and green from my favoirte bead store in Tucson,
A Bead Carnival, and light copper wire.
Lucite cat beads with copper lined faceted glass on the left and carnelian on the right, wire wrapped in brass wire. I like the cat beads but don't they look pissed off?
Left: Wooden cube beads and vintage lucite cube beads wrapped with gun metal colored copper wire.
Right: "lava" flat squares and dark copper seed beads with vintage bronze colored copper wire.
Lucite rounds with dotted glass square beads and gun metal colored copper wire.
Left: Czech glass and square matte seed beads wire wrapped in brass
Right: unknown :-) stone rounds and light blue lucite rounds wrapped in gun metal colored copper wire
Enamel beads made by me during the OUTSTANDING Painting with Fire class taught by the
amazing Barbara Lewis.
Orange links from MyELEMENTS
Czeck glass triangles and crystals. I love this design but they don't stay level. But I kind of like it.
Here are the same beads in a simpler design, with the AB finish turned the other way.
Assorted Czech glass, stone and metal leaf bead. While searching for something I came across a mixed tin of beads that resulted in a bunch of these errings.
Silvery AB finish crystals and "silver" chain.
In that tin of mixed beads I found these two key charms. On my bead mat were some left over brass jump rights. I had a ton of the Silvery AB finish crystals. And then in found a pair of stylized gold ear wires. Weird mixed bag or awesomeness? I am still deciding.
Black faceted glass beads, silver-black glass flower beads and black colored copper wire.
Boro glass tear drop beads in purple, teal and stripes with large seed beads.
Minty stone rondells of unknown type wrapped in light copper wire.
"Turquoise" barrel beads with copper cones and wrapped in copper wire.
Red velvet crystals and odd grape shaped pressed glass charm wrapped in copper wire. I've had the grape beads forever because I've never known what to do with them. Kind of dig them like this.
And these are my a-number-one favorites. It might be hard to part with these. Ruffled lampwork fairy flowers from Mermaid Glass, Softflex wire in turquoise, and small red glass rounds.
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