Oh my, I had one of the most productive days yesterday that I have had in a LONG time. I was able to do the finish work on several pieces and I actually got time to take PHOTOS too! Again, PRODUCTIVE DAY!! I am so very proud of some of these creations.
One of the new techniques I have learned is how to do these 'little' Chaton's. I am having so much fun with them. They are basically the same as some of the LARGE centerpieces that I do, but on a MINI scale. The first couple of rows are done with 11o Delica's - meaning there are 11 beads per inch and the remaining rows are done with 14o Beads - meaning there are 14 beads per inch. Each earrings has been taking me about 1 1/2 hours - so about hours each....... once I get the design done. Several of them I have to 're-do' several times - there is a BIT of a learning curve (pardon the pun) to these little earrings!
So, tell me - honestly - what you think! I really want to know. Here is the first one's I am listing ( I have several pairs ready to go).
Pink and Silver Plated Beadwoven Swarovski Crystal Earrings
Then there is this creation.... do you remember way back about a month ago I told you about the wonderful beads I received from Georgia Mountain Arts.....
What I may not have told you is that the Fused Glass Pendant over on the right was handmade by Ms. Peggy. I fell in love with it the moment I saw it. The only down side, what to create around it. I felt like I just had to add a 'striking' color to the mix. So, I added copper seed beads.... here is what it turned out like....
So, once again I would like to thank Ms. Peggy from Georgia Mountain Arts for her great swap mix!
So, with all that being said I will close for now and go back to my beading....I have even more to show you tomorrow!
All degrees of joy reside in the heart.