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Friday, January 16, 2009

Beadwork - Boxes and Earrings

It has been a long time since I have posted. Christmas and all of its stuff took over my photo studio area. I have finally been able to photography pieces that I finished and did over the holidays.

First, I got the beads that I needed to finish my second dragon box. The trip to Beadfx was a good one. Bought beads that I needed to finish my box, beads to make other boxes and other planned projects and of course those beads that were calling out to come home with me (especially a strand of lampwork beads by Amy Waldman Smith).

Here is my Saphira Box (Saphira is the dragon in Christopher Paolini's Inheritance Cycle).

Saphira 1

I still needed to find just the right thing to use as a finial on the lid. I found a beautiful 14mm cubic zircona blue bead. Here is my Saphira with her finial attached.

As a Christmas gift I was given a kit to make a pair of earrings. It used sodolite, silver and Swarovski crystals. Here they are finished.

Have made this set I realized that making earring would be a good way to improve my skills at making loops and wraps. I have since made a number of sets. Here is a selection.

I did another of the wonderful boxes by Julia Pretl. This is a square box that looks like a pagoda. Here it is without a finial on the lid.

I found a cubic zirona drop bead to use as a finial. I think that it looks great.

I have started another beaded box and hope to finish it soon. I also have my bag of beads for the Toronto Bead Society Bag o' Beads Challenge. I just need to decide what to make with them.