My latest projects, all beads, no chainmaille this time.
I made the two red-themed pieces for a military formal that I will be attending next month. =) Ruby bracciated jasper, fresh water pearls, red tiger’s eye, tourmaline, bamboo coral, mookaite, fluorite, garnet, Swarovski crystals, glass
- blue bracelets: moonstone, hematite, picasso jasper, lapis lazuli, sodalite, dumortierite, black opal, cloudy quartz, glass
- yellow necklace: serpentine, yellow calcite, carnelian, lemon quartz, yellow chalcedony, citrine, rutilated quartz, mookaite, crazy lace agate
- green necklace: jade, green garnet, fluorite, moss agate, jasper, tourmaline, aventurine, vesuvianite, seraphinite
Here is the last of 2012’s photos that I will be posting today. =) I look forward to sharing more Instagram moments in 2013!
To mark this year’s political season (and demonstrate non-partisanship in my house), I made “donkey” and “elephant” charm bracelets. If you’re one of my U.S. visitors, don’t forget to vote next month! Make your vote count. =) Charms from Off the Beading Path in Occoquan, VA. If you’re in the area, go by for a visit.
More of my usual projects to come.
I haven’t been keeping up with blog-posting my chainmaille or beaded jewelry! Here are a few of my more recent projects. The bracelet above has amethyst and glass rondelles with aluminum rings in byzantine. The chainmaille bracelet below is elfweave, the first I’ve tried from a kit from Blue Buddha Boutique.
The necklaces above are part of a going-away package I’m making for my co-workers (amethyst, blue aventurine, agate, glass rondelles). Yep, I’m the one who is going away to a new job but they’ll get the goodies. =) They were modeled after my original “Purple Thursday” necklace below (agate and glass). My branch has a routine or dressing in purple on Thursdays. It is just something quirky that we do!
I had just finished the necklace above (lapis lazuli, blue candy jade, turquoise, moonstone, blue quartz) and 15 mins later it was sold to a high school friend of my brother’s on Facebook. There was also a matching bracelet. The necklace below is something I made on a whim using a lot of different beads – amethyst, jade, tourmaline, garnet, fresh water pearls, red tiger’s eye. The rings on the project below are brass.
Just finished making these little babies this morning. Pretty quick projects considering I started making them late last night. Each has wire-wrapped beads of spider agate, jade, aventurine, jasper and hematite. The necklace has two main sizes of jump rings while the bracelet is generally one size with exception of the connector rings for the toggle. Click on each of the photos for a closer look. For more inspiration, go to the Blue Buddha Boutique website.