Thursday, July 26, 2012

New Bead Shapes

I have been experimenting with some new bead shapes. I love making all types of beads, but wanted to try to make a few different shapes. This first one is an almond shape. It is flat with a different flower on each side, but I think that I would make the same flower on each side next time. I really like how the purple flowers come down on the ends and the leaves show from the sides.

I also tried some round teardrop shape beads. I really like these also. They were not as hard to make as the almond shape. I plan on making some angel earrings with the teardrop shape.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Bead Soup Has Arrived!

I can not believe the gorgeous bead soup that I received from my partner Lisa of Pine Ridge Treasures.
This is my first time participating and could not have asked for a nicer partner. She sent me this great pendant from Shaterra Clay Studio

She added a copper toggle, chain, with copper bead caps from MelindaOrr
and lucite flowers and leaves, cane glass and a variety of other beads.
Isn't it delicious looking. Ideas are going through my head like crazy.
 Please visit Lisa's blog to see what I sent to her.
Please check back August 11 2012 for the final reveal for my group.