Monday, August 15, 2011

New Scarab Necklaces

I've had these for ages, and took advantage of yesterday's steady rainy weather to stay inside and make some necklaces. I should try some earrings, though they may be too heavy.

Each necklace is usually different, depending on what chain and coordinating beads I have on hand. I love those tiny teal iridescent glass rondelles and hand-wrapped a rosary style chain for that necklace.

The bright blue is a new color variation that one of my suppliers had in stock. It doesn't have the vitrail finish, but its iridescence, hard to capture in pictures, is so mystical! I am also working on a few more - a new ultramarine blue with a different filigree, which isn't quite ready yet.

These blue beauties will all be in the shop very soon, keeping the others company!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sea and Sky

It's raining heavily today after thunderstorms last evening, so I thought I'd post some new pretties that evoke the elements of summer. I bought these wonderful lampwork beads last year but only recently found the beautiful enameled Vintaj clasps. I have been looking for unusual clasps and these, which I have in yummy colors and will use on future bracelets, are a focal element on their own.

Head over to the shops on Etsy and Artfire to check them out!