I put several new pieces in my Etsy shop this week, and now I'm going to tell you about them. First is a beaded bead pendant that I made years ago. Every bead larger than a size 8/0 seed bead is gemstone. They include red rubies, white Australian opals and purple Russian charoite. It took me a while to get it listed because I had originally wire wrapped it in three tiers, and I didn't like the overall composition. I was reluctant to cut the sterling silver wire, but I finally did, and I like it much better now with just a single charoite hanging from the bottom. I tried remaking this bead with more standard sizes of glass beads, and my attempts were unsuccessful. Alas, this is the only one quite like it. One of a kind, OOAK, as they say. I hope it goes to a good home.
I made two new pairs of DNA earrings. The first pair are simply colored in silver and clear AB crystals. Last time I ordered seed beads from Naturally Jennifer's Beads, she included a little baggie of the bugles, and I knew immediately that I would use them in some beaded DNA. This pair has an 8-rung rainbow of bugle beads running down the middle of the double helix of silver seed beads.
The second pair is more simply colored, designed to be worn with any outfit. They're just silver and clear AB crystals.
Here is a set of little orange pendants made with the technique I explain in the Rivoli Sunflower pattern, but a mini version. The big orange faceted beads are cubic zirconia. So, yah, they're super sparkly. Yum.