Thursday, March 31, 2011

Simple Bridal Earrings

I made these batch of earrings while watching "American Idol" last night. I'm cheering for Thia, Pia, Scotty & Paul.
Enjoy beading all!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Cyber Monday: Spring Ring Swap And Some Beaded Keys

Some of the rings had been mailed and recieved... Vicki advised me that she got the ring I made for her already. I used a obsidian cabochon as focal, netted with seedies.

And here's the pretty ring Evalie made for me. It goes well with my jewelry collection and I'll definitely wear it often. Thank you so much for a lovely ring Evalie - it's perfect in every way!
I'm still busy with my beaded keys. These are some of them - just waiting to be put on a chain or cord. More of these will be shared soon! Enjoy beading all!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Just Assortment Of Earrings

These are some of more than 2 dozens earrings I made recently. I'm trying to finish some "affordable" pieces for my shop and I went for earrings galore!
Don't worry, bead happy everybody!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Something Blue For EtsyNEAT Team Challenge

Today is the reveal date for EtsyNEAT's first team challenge, while voting will follow immediately after all participant post their linkies. The theme is BLUE and my entries are 2 small accessories - a bead embroidered bobby pin and a fiber bracelet.
Don't forget to drop by at our team blog to vote for your favorite embroidered piece!

Fire Mountain Gems Notable Artist Feature

Doing the happy dance! I got an email from FMG that my jewelry making story will be featured at their Facebook page today. If you want the full scoop, you can go directly at the Notable Artists section of FMG site. Thank you so much Diann for letting me know and FMG for making my day!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Beaded Key Series

Thanks to Cat's encouragement, I decided to start a new collection and list them in my shop - "Beaded Key Series". They're my new addiction! I almost beaded all my skeleton keys yesterday so I gotta find the supplier where I got these from. LOL
A Cross & A Wing
A Cross & A Dangle
Baby Pink
A Cross & A Green
Will post more of these on Monday!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Freshwater Pearls Leather Wrap Bracelet

I finally started listing my leather wrap bracelets this morning and to my surprise this one was sold right away.

Twenty percent on the sales of my leather wrap bracelets (starting March 22 til April 15th, 2011) will be donated to Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Relief Fund, wherein the lump sum amount will be forwarded on April 16th so don't forget to grab yourself one or two.:)

Have fun beading all!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Cyber Monday: All About UFOs

I devoted the last couple of days finishing some UFO's which have been sitting in my trays for a while... pieces that had been begging me to put the final touches in them. First are these button-style embroidered pieces, my initial plan was to make these beauties into rings but my bobby pins had been calling me... so here they are! I'll make some white & ecru pins this week for my bridal collection.:)

I ordered a bunch of brass leverbacks a while back and they finally came today! WooHoo! Still remember the dangles I made few moons ago? Well, I finally managed to put earwires on them - but will not bore you with their photos again... plus I made another batch of earrings, some of which I forgot to take pics as they were wrapped right away for a mom ordered them for her girl's prom. I think I finished almost 20 pairs of earrings today - talking about instant gratification!

I also finished a wrap bracelet prior to writing this post, but didn't able to take a shot of it yet. Hope y'all are having a great beading Monday! I sure did!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Leather Wrap Bracelets Galore

These are just some of the leather bracelets I made recently. I plan to sell majority of them and part of the proceeeds will be donated to Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Relief Fund. If you wannna grab one or 2 of them, don't hesitate to send me an email so I can reserve them for you.

Each bracelet closes with either a new or vintage button - all from my personal collection. Majority of my buttons doesn't have doubles which means I can't make an exact replica of any piece.

Have a great beady Sunday all!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Keys, Fibers And Necklaces

I played with some of my keys & fibers... as well as dangles & beaded beads I made a while back and they ended up as pendants in my simple necklaces. I needed some instant gratification pieces but I excused myself from earrings this time!

For instant gratification, what piece do you usually make? Often than not, it's earrings for me. Enjoy crafting everybody!

Edited: These beauties found a new home already!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Beaded Beads From A While Back

Here are some of the beaded beads I blogged a while back, which are now simply hanging on delicate chains.
And I decided to make a set out of the blue one. I meant to make a lariat - with beaded bead at both ends of a copper chain - but it's one of those plans that went side tracked when I found this toggle clasp in my stash. As for the earrings, my initial plan was to add one or 2 beaded links to have a pair of long dangles but I think they're big enough so I changed my plan as well. I need to change the earwires later, I know have antique copped leverbacks somewhere. LOL I made this set yesterday!
Enjoying the nice weather yet? Happy beading all!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

WrapAround Bracelet

I made this bracelet while watching classic sitcoms earlier. Just for fun, I decided to "time" my making process. It took me an hour to finish this triple strand... maybe less than that if I didn't have to sort through the pearls (mixed with different sizes).
Can you tell I run out of black leather already? I didn't place my order yet but will do soonest - found a US seller in ebay which I think is a good deal, brand is Beadalon.

Looking forward to watching "Next to Normal" musical with the in-laws this weekend... it's one of our girls day out! Next in line will be "Rock Of Ages" which I so look forward to as I love 80's music.

Enjoy beading everybody!

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Monday, March 14, 2011

Cyber Monday: Oodles Of Simple Pieces

I purchased 5 meters of 2mm greek leather cord a while back and I've been using it in my wrap-around bracelets lately. I need to purchase more as I'm running out of it. Here's a triple wrap-around which is ideal for smaller wrist as I cut the cord a lil short. I miscalculate on the knot allowance - moreso, the piece ended up with one loop only.
I wish I made this one at least double wrap since I have enough jasper for it. I got carried away in cutting my cord for a single wrap.
I've been making pendant assortment for my commissioned Red Hat Society necklace, here's one of them. My plan was to add some fringe but I find the pendant quite big already.
I'm currently overflowing with single beaded beads so I'm trying to use as much of them in simple pieces.
Here's my take on our rainy days lately - The Falling Rain.
I have completed more simple pieces but I'll just share those later. Have fun beading all!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Been Dangling

I have a bunch of left over beads from last year's Challenge Swap (Spring: Yellow & Purple) organized by Jeni so I kept myself busy with them recently. And what better way to use odds & ends beads other than danglers? Can you tell I had fun making these? I have more than what shown here... most probably, pairs will be finished as earrings while singles will be a part of pendant clusters.And here are some of the beaded beads I made a while back - I have more of them to be posted on Monday, along with some wrap-around bracelets I made few days back. I made a few doubles as earrings but I think the ones below will end up as pendants.
I mailed my ring for Vicki yesterday [for the ring swap I organized at BD] so I hope it will get to her soonest. Enjoy beading all!