Tuesday, April 29, 2008

New Bead Design!!!

This is a new bead I made the other day - I had been working on the design with evil purple, and I really love it, but need to perfect it (the purple one!). I decided to make a sunny bead, and I really love how it turned out! It's primitive on purpose - a heart if you couldn't tell! The big holed bead on the bottom is one of the best I've done, I think, so it's included. You can find it for auction on ebay, but if you want one, email me! I'm going to be making more in some other sunny colors! Click on it - you know you want to!

Monday, April 28, 2008

Recycled Wine Bottle Beads

Here are some new beads for you to look at! They were made from a Luna di Luna cobalt blue wine bottle! They are slightly graduated from 11mm to 13mm and would make a striking necklace! I just think these are so cool. They are not the easiest beads to make; I'm using a minor on what is basically pyrex-type glass. But I'm having fun figuring it out! You can see them on ebay. I hope to have some more soon. The art world is apparently going through a "slow down" just like our economy. Although I would have to call it a depression, personally - it's depressing when what you do for a living isn't really cutting it money-wise!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Where Are You From? Scrabble Tile Pendants




I am having fun making these scrabble tile pendants. I had a dream the other night about using an old map I found in my desk drawer. I hurriedly made all kinds of little rectangle cuts in the map, made all the pendants, then waited for my wonderful Phil to take the photos. Did a quick little search on etsy to see what's out there, and lo and behold, my philosophy of life came true - there are no original ideas!!! Oh well, I think there's room for more than one, so I'm going ahead with my map pendants. Whether you live in a certain area, or have visited and had a wonderful time, or need a gift for a relative or friend who lives somewhere else, these are great! You can also email me to request a certain map - it may take a week, but I'm sure I'll find it! Meantime, here's a photo - where are you from? : )
BTW, I like that little Wise Man in the first picture! You can find it on etsy now, too!


Sunday, April 20, 2008

New Line and Some Eye Candy


I added a new line of crafts to my etsy site - Scrabble Tile Pendants! I have a lot of fun making these, and they are really cool! They are nice and shiny because I coat them with a diamond glaze that makes them shiny and hard. They are wonderful! Look for new ones regularly. Also, I've added a cute earring bead set to my etsy site - just click on the pictures to go to them, to buy them!
Have a great Sunday! I had a good weekend, but didn't get much done. So now I'm working!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

New Beads on Etsy!

Hi there - just got back from my daughter's Fine Arts Festival at her school - she played the saxophone magnificently! I have some new beads listed on etsy, since the shop is almost sold out except for the spacer beads (which are a bargain!). Thanks for looking - have a nice Sunday!

Friday, April 11, 2008

More eye candy on a stormy night!



I don't know about you, but I love eye candy. I love to see what other jewelry artists and lampwork artists are doing - it makes me beady happy! I really enjoy what I do - good thing, since I'm not making a living from it! But to be happy on a daily basis creating things that people like to look at - that's a nice job!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

New Beads and Jewelry on Etsy


Hi there! Long time, no blog! Life gets busy! I put some new beads and some new jewelry on etsy today - take a look! Click on BellaHannahJane or SueBeads!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

BellaHannahJane

The jewelry etsy store, named for my daughter, is now up and running! Check it out at BellaHannahJane!

Facet - The Bead Box

Not sure if you heard, but Facet (Stringing, formerly Bead Style) is launching The Bead Box - one stop kits for jewelry making! It's a m...