Monday, April 12, 2010
dragonflies, lariats and butterflies....Oh the Whimsy!
A great friend of mine came over my house yesterday with a huge load of beads and used jewelry pieces that she thought I could use. I was looking at all of my bins filled with beads and findings and really, I have been using wire for a while now and I kinda lost that desire to make necklaces out of beads, earrings etc...But...these are nice! alot of the beads are tiny seed beads in deep oranges and light blues, butterfly pendants, crystals. I've been thinking that during these low budget days, perhaps it's time to go to town with all these beads and make lariats, more hippie style earrings as well as bracelet and earring sets with whimsical pieces like dragonflies, butterflies and charms with inspirational quotes...Working with silver wire is expensive and maybe it's time to invest in ear wires, head pins, earring findings, lobster clasps and get to work....summer is coming and with that, summer fairs...
these pieces in the above photos can be found at wittyliving.com, ioffer.com and wanderlustjewelry.com
What do you think time to put the wire away for a while? and as usual,,,,you know I will throw out some giveaways with all this bead stuff... I will post pictures of some of my work.