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Saturday, February 7, 2009

Beadwork - Vintage Ethnic Necklace


My friend Maria of Rypan Designs just returned from the bead shows down in Tuscon, Arizona. She found these wonderful vintage pendants from Pakistan. She selected five blue ones for me. I have strung them with some dyed aventurine and copper spacers. It looks great. I am going to wear it today and see how it feels.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Beadwork - Lavender Pyramid

I have finished yet another box. Julia calls it Egypt and uses creams and beiges. I have done it in white and purples.

I have started two other boxes. One is called New School with fish on it. The other is triangluar with a Celtic knot design. I am putting them aside for awhile to work on my Bag O Beads challenge from the Toronto Bead Society.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Beadwork - Aunt Jo-Ann's Gum Bracelet

I made this bracelet on Sunday morning to go with a pendant that I had made last summer. I wore the pendant and the bracelet to my niece Elizabeth's 3rd birthday party. She thought that the beads looked like gum hence the name Aunt Jo-Ann's Gum Bracelet. I did teach Elizabeth that the beads were actually stone and not gum. It is Rhyolite (Rainforest Jasper) and copper Swarovski pearls strung with a copper toggle.