I finally finished a couple of new pieces! These pieces have been in the works for over a month and I am happy to finally have completed them. Why would it take me so long to finish of such simple looking pieces? Only a few hours into working on the Simply Carnelian & Red Coral Necklace I seriously injured my thumb on my right hand. That's not a good thing if you're right handed and bead. I wasn't able to hold my needle much less open a tube to get to my beads. My doctor had me on light duty at work and at home for 3 weeks! That's an eternity when you have so many ideas and you can't bead! But, 4 weeks have now passed and my thumb is healing well- it still hurts at the end of the day but I can hold a needle and open my bead tubes all by myself!
Simply Carnelian and Red Coral Necklace and bracelet were created with bead embroidery, peyote stitch and a tubular netted technique that I must credit to bead artist Marla Gulotta. This tubular netted technique was showcased in the October, 2008 Bead & Button Magazine with her beautiful bracelets. I just love this technique because of it is simple to execute and yet so rich in texture. I did modify her technique a little for my own designs.
I have also made some Christmas earrings. They are not my original designs but just fun, sparkly earrings to help spread some Christmas cheer. I have Snowman Earrings and Christmas Tree Earrings to offer. They are made with Swarovski Crystals and silver or gold plated findings. I can change the Rhinestone Rhondelle scarf on the snowmen to Ruby Red, Emerald Green, Peridot Green and Rosy Pink.
These pieces are available for purchase. Should you be interested please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org