Monday, April 27, 2009

Priday Plume Agate Choker

Priday Plume Agate Choker
Originally uploaded by satyridae
Here's the necklace I was nattering on about yesterday. I love the focal, but I'm not so sure about the bezel colors.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Bead Dreams Deferred

I'm not going to dry up or sag or explode, but I did not get into Bead Dreams with my DNA sculpture. I'm not surprised, I know that the competition is really stiff. I'm disappointed but not crushed. The best part about it was that they told me I didn't get in via real mail. I think that's pretty classy.

In other news, I made a new necklace. I got the focal with a box of other cabochons at an estate sale some time ago. I didn't know what it was beyond "some sort of agate", so I took it to a rock guy over the weekend. He was very excited by the stone and told me it was a Priday Plume Agate, rare and choice and desirable. That was fun! No photos yet, but soon.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Aviva's Bracelet

Originally uploaded by satyridae
Here's the Queen's bracelet. Well, if the little girl is a Princess, it stands to reason that her mama is the Queen, right?

Thursday, April 23, 2009

For A Little Princess

E's Bracelet
Originally uploaded by satyridae
This is for a very young apprentice Princess. She will be very super-extra-sparkly in it. I made it once then thought about the other 4 and 5 year old girls I've known and unmade it and re-strung it with 10 lb test braided thread and knotted between every crystal and glued ad libitum. I hope it will last long enough for her to outgrow it, but I'm very doubtful! No matter how long it lasts, I hope it brings her some joy.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Wisteria Spiral Choker

Wisteria Spiral Choker
Originally uploaded by satyridae
I haven't blogged for an awfully long time, but I've been beading some! I made a couple of custom bracelets and I'm working on a bottle for my dad who is here visiting from Ohio. The picture is a choker with two of my own lampwork beads and a spiral stitch base. That piece is on etsy.

I'm playing with some interesting ideas, but nothing seems to be coming together- I've got a few trays full of UFOs. Stay tuned. :-)

Thursday, April 9, 2009


The Bead Art Originals team is having a sale to welcome spring from April 12 through 18th ! I'm offering free shipping- go to our Bead Art Originals Blog to see what the other team members are doing!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009