Showing posts from March 1, 2009

A Rainy Morning

It's late in the day, as I write this post, but I promised to do my earring giveaway today. So here we go: THE WINNER IS..."GIVEAWAY DIVA"! I will be contacting you for your mailing info. Congrats!

Now, let me whet your appetite with some beads that I got at the bead show on Friday.
First, I bought a big batch of Kazuri ceramic beads. Lots of pretty colors. I was drawn to the pearlized gray beads; I don't know why, but I envisioned making something with labradorite gemstone. Maybe something vintage looking, with brass components (we'll see).

I didn't go overboard at this bead show, so I just picked up some pearls and Swarovski crystals that I needed and a few gemstone cabs, that I think I will use as focals on necklaces, probably wrapped in filigree. I found a (new to me) lampwork artist team, "FORWARD MOTION ART". They have shops on Ebay, Etsy, and their own website. I bought 2 pairs of boro lampwork beads, which you can see in the back of the photo, …