So...tonight the urge to play with beads was greater, and since it was raining and of course I couldn't work outside--ta da! The result? A new necklace and earrings. This is from a pattern in one of the beading magazines I bought awhile back. I've made two versions: one with turquoise teardrop stones and the other with green glass teardrops. Easy to do. I'm planning to make matching bracelets later. Actually, I made a turquoise set several months ago, which my lovely daughter managed to confiscate. One of the perks of being family, I guess...
I received an order from Fire Mountain Gems today, and can't wait to get started with the new beads and wire. Lots of ideas, which I hope I can follow through on. I'm still learning wire wrapping.
I also bought some copper and galvanized steel wire--I love the warmth of the copper and I just wanted to experiment with the steel wire. Should be interesting!
So here are the two sets of jewelry I made--same pattern, different stones. Unfortunately, the photograph of the green bead necklace isn't as sharp as it needs to be. I need to work on better lighting.
Still working on mini-paintings, and several larger pieces to finish. Peace!