Yeah, I know it's only Monday, but I need another weekend! I worked myself silly this past weekend, making up designs with some of my pendants, gearing up the shop for (dare I say it?) Christmas. ACK! I was really in the groove, though, got up about 8:00 a.m. Saturday morning and checked the mail to see that the postman had brought me (finally!) a shipment of beads from Hong Kong I've been waiting on for a month. I started right in, and the next time I looked up at the clock, it was 10:30 p.m. I finished 14 necklaces in two days, though. The creativity bug bit and I couldn't stop.
Here are a few of the new things I'll be listing shortly.
Butterfly Queen Necklace - A multiple layer image transfer enhanced with Chinese Turquoise; handmade Red and Mustard borosillicate beads with a matte finish studded with sterling silver (yummy!), some honkin' big Dalmation Jasper nuggets and rounds, black onyx disc beads and Thai silver accents. I finished it off with a sterling silver clasp.
Faux Ancient Pottery Shard Necklace - Another multiple image transfer enhanced with Leopardskin Jasper donuts, Dalmation Jasper, Conglomerate Jasper Disc beads, white Howlite Turquoise, and Thai silver accents. I finished this one off with a pewter toggle clasp.
Tribal Copper Necklace - A multiple layer image transfer enhanced with sparkly copper Sunstone and some gorgeous fire agate barrel beads with a copper band. I don't know how got this effect, but it is stunning. I bought all of these my bead store had in stock and begged for more.
These are just a few of the pieces I finished. I also ordered a supply of tiny bottles and perfume vials and ampules which arrived Saturday, too. I can't wait to get started on them. I had so much fun making the Bottles of Hope.