Monday, 19 June 2017

driftwood jewelry, part 2

sometimes the wood was just the perfect size and shape!!
having fun creating with these unique puzzle pieces



Sunday, 18 June 2017

driftwood jewelry

switching things up a bit
a few years ago i collected at ton of driftwood
and finally got a chance to set it all out and 
find just the right pieces to create some wonderful pieces
above, some red coral with pearls
below , using abalone shells, wire , beads and pearls



Tuesday, 25 April 2017

pearl and howlite necklace

i've been enjoying working with howlite
i like the irregular shapes and the contrast with the pearls

Friday, 7 April 2017

mixed bags of beads

 with so many beads in my stash its still nice to have some pick out a selection for you
Laura, at the John Bead Outlet has a great eye for this and makes some great mixed bags
and once in a while i get lucky enough to be there at the right time and score a few
above, a combo of pearls and wood beads
(i threw in the smaller ones)
and below, a combination i would have never have picked out
but something appealed to me when i saw it so .........
since they where both on sale for 50% off 
why not try them both

Friday, 24 March 2017

shells and pearls and beads, oh my!

 reorganizing my jewelry stash to make way for some new supplies
i came across some shells i thought i should finally make something with
after a bit of "play" i came up with several ideas
 and of course ,
one thing always leads to another 
 and another

Thursday, 9 March 2017

turquoise inspiration

last  weekends sale at the john bead outlet
got me buying stones i normally couldn't afford
but with 50 percent off , how could i resist
below just a few samples of what i purchased
playing around with different combos and
finally something sparked
something a little different for me
i think i will enjoy this new style