I’ve been playing with beads again.  I’ve gotten it in my head that pendants that can easily slip onto chains would be fun to make and very versatile.   Here are a few I’ve recently made.

Made with (L-R):  turquoise, tiger’s eye, swarovski crystal, and howlite.


Another piece.

Turquoise ditties
Turquoise ditties

I bought some turquoise stones and some brown round beads a while back.   This morning I pulled out my bead box and strung together this bracelet and earrings.

I have lots to learn about making jewelry.  My loops are basic and unornate.  My strung beads are looser than I would like.  But I’m having fun learning!

Now, if i could just learn how to photograph them properly….  🙂

As for my post yesterday, my friend had the best possible case during her surgery last night, according to her doctors.   Thanks for your prayers.    Now fingers crossed for good news from the lab next week.

We’re off to the lake this afternoon.  Have a good one!

Wood as art.

Walnut beads.
Walnut beads.

For a week or two near the end of every year the shop outback becomes Santa’s Workshop.  This year, Santa gave me some beautiful, hand-cut wooden beads for stringing, made out of walnut.

Today, the first day of 2013, I pulled out my box of beading supplies and tools and set out to make something with the walnut pieces.  I ended up stringing together a bracelet.   I like how it turned out.

Thanks Santa!


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