I was in a quaint garden shop one day that is new to me and found some interesting metal stakes for my garden among a dozen other things! Hanging in the window were beautiful hand made glass catchers. These star fish caught my eye and I thought they would make a beautiful pendant perhaps with some bead weaving. I love how the light reflects through them but when I downloaded them the picture turned for some reason - I can't figure out why? Looks much better on the side...... oh well.
|Simple adjustable cord necklace with handmade glass beads - beautiful colors! Made by a local artist|
|Jane Perala Designs - she has amazing lampwork glass |
and an etsy shop too
|Lampwork Bead by Jane Perala Designs|
The center of this looks like a cosmic swirl but the
picture doesn't pick that up so well.
On our trip to Salt Spring Island, I picked this little frog bead up at the market there. He is made by a talented husband and wife team that sells "cute glass" like this little frog. Check him out at www.blingsquared.com
|Bracelet on the left is a Jane Perala bracelet|
the other two bracelets were bought at the Salt Spring market.
I have been on a red kick this summer.
I have had a struggle getting back into making jewelry. I am surrounded by tranquility and beauty and every day I feel my creative side re-appear but in a whole new way. I started making Art Journals. Oh yes, a new creative outlet but since I used to do scrap booking, much of the supplies are similar (this is what I tell myself). I am loving the artistic side of something completely different and mucking around with paint and papers and mixing various mediums together to create a beautiful page. I've had a rest, now I need a change.....for awhile.
OK ... as far as jewelry goes...I feel that I want to pursue bead weaving because I have received a great deal of happiness from doing that. I signed up today for a beadweaving course with Marcie Abney Carroll and am waiting to see if I am accepted. Fingers crossed.