Monday, July 20, 2009

New for the Week of July 19th

It was a pretty busy weekend around here, but I managed to put a few things together. I especially enjoyed making some new Bead for Life pieces - specifically four 24" necklaces that can also be used as triple strand bracelets on the average wrist. The focal points are the recycled paper beads made by the Ugandan women in the Bead for Life program, which I posted about earlier this year. I separated them by color and carefully chose accent pieces that compliment and really let the BFL beads stand out. In keeping with the unique nature of the beads themselves, I broke away from symmetry (tough thing for a Virgo designer, trust me) and strung the beads in an off centered and random fashion. There is no rhyme or reason, just what felt right in each creative moment. As mentioned previously, a portion of the net proceeds are donated back to Bead for Life - in addition to the contribution already made by me purchasing the beads. Until next time, here are some photos - and, please tell everyone you know about Bead for Life!

If your colors were like my dreams - red, gold and green!

Copper, turquoise and tangerine dream

Mellow blues and yellows

Pink and purple haze

Monday, July 13, 2009

New for the week of July 11th

I've taken to organizing "project bags", which in a nut shell involves laying out designs and formations, then putting the materials I need together in a bag to be made when I have time. I'll end up bagging up 6-8 pieces at a time, and it's a great system because all the materials are there and ready when I am to provide an evening (or two) of projects for me.

Here are some things that I designed and created over last weekend and am posting for sale this week:

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

New for The Week of July 6th

I look at these post dates and I can't believe how much time passes between them! You always hear that time flies, and I am experiencing that every time I log on here! Just wanted to take a moment and share pictures of some new pieces made over the July 4th weekend.

One of my favorites is the orange and green Bead for Life necklace that I made for a co-worker of mine who has become one of my best customers :) I have mentioned BFL in a previous post and I have sold several pieces privately, which raises awareness for this beautiful program. I'm happy to say that I also have a custom inquiry for a BFL rosary!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my work. Links are active for the items I have already listed and will activate the rest when I list them:

Copper Celtic Knot Anglican-Episcopal Rosary

Gray Stone Bracelet w/Nail Cross Charm

Custom Bead for Life Necklace for LG

Custom Bead for Life Necklace for LG

Carnelian Hebrew Chai Charm Bracelet

Wood and Abolone Shell Anglican-Episcopal Rosary

Purple and Gold Glass Anglican-Episcopal Rosary

Jasper and Soapstone Scarab Anglican-Episcopal Rosary

Red Glass and Amazonite Anglican-Episcopal Rosary