I have been exceptionally lucky lately - I won a set of amazing beads from the talented and lovely Jenny Davies-Reazor as part of the Art Jewelry Elements Component of the Month. In short order I received a lovely pair of pink ceramic beds and a bonus yellow gem of a bead. Such happy summer colors!
I've noticed a couple artists using large bails for earrings and pendants and I have been really intrigued. Check out Marcie's work over at La Bella Joya and ....someone whose blog I follow that I can't put my finger on right now. But trust me - very cool :-)
Anyway - I haven't ventured into metal smithing - I definitely want to - but am trying to stay focused on one major technique at a time. But I have a ton of leather scraps I won from Lori (told you I have been lucky) and thought I would give those a try. I picked a green suede that is super soft and supple, antique bronze wire and large purple seed beads. I am very happy with how everything turned out!
Leah - http://beadyeyedbunny.blogspot.com
Jean - http://prettykittydogmoonjewelry.blogspot.com
Sarajo - http://sjdesignsjewelry.blogspot.com