November 16, 2007
Been hanging out in my workroom tonight- playing with my jewelry supplies, still. I just keep looking through my tons of little boxes and jars of treasures that I have been accumulating for years.
I think these beads are hand-carved nuts or seeds of some kind:
I just can't bear to clear off my tables and return the goodies to their bookshelf without making a few more pieces. I have so many beads and supplies that I have purchased new over time, but my favorite bits to work with are the secondhand yummies.
Look at this one:
Terra cotta! Edged in a gold glaze. mmmmm.... Slurp.
This necklace makes a sweet wind-chimey sound when the pieces clink together.
I love the back:
Someday, I will finally cut apart this necklace and use the individual pieces. Or maybe I won't. I kind of feel like wearing this one as is right now!
But this gaudy little number:
Costumey gold chain festooned with salmon and wine beads, this one will be repurposed.
Of course, thanks to blogging, I now find myself compelled to photograph all of my thrifted supplies- so I can show you the origin of a component and then the result of my tinkering with it.
Take this one, for example:
Does that bell look familiar?