Thursday, March 26, 2009

Islandgirl : Handworked Glass Beads and Jewelry

Lynn, owner and designer of islandgirl, the etsy shop of Fireball Beeds lampworked glass beads and jewelry, resides on a small island in the Bay of Fundy in the North Atlantic Ocean. With experience in lampwork since 1995, her beads are interesting and beautiful!

Lynne is a member of several street teams on etsy, including Artisan Beaders Street Team. Here are a few sumptious pics of her work:

More examples of islandgirl's lampwork, handforged silver and chain maille creations can be found in her Flickr site, blog, and website. Please visit!

Etsy shop Vickiorion - Orion Designs - Artisan Jewelry by Vicki Potter

Beautiful gemstone, glass and sterling combinations in earrings, necklaces and other jewelry creations can be found in the etsy shop, Vickiorion! Just take a moment to look at these beauties:

Vicki Potter, owner and artisan of Vickiorion and a member of Artisan Beader's Street Team, creates wonderful one-of-a-kind, handmade jewelry, suitable to every taste. If her creations were edible they would be delicious!

For more examples of delicious treats, visit Vicki's Flickr account or you can find her blogging HERE.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

New Treasury!

BinKaminka has graciously included my Southwest Vegas cuff bracelet in this beautiful treasury!

She is a bead artist and tailor residing in Latvia whose beaded jewelry and fashion corsets are available through her etsy shop, BinKaminka. You can also find her blogging here!

Monday, March 16, 2009

At least it feels like spring!

Or maybe that should say "At last it feels like spring!" Either way, the weather is nice today, sunny, warm and bright, despite starting out very foggy this morning in the low spots.

I am almost finished with 2 new bead embroidered pieces, both pendants and both in the same colors of green, red and violet. They are both meant to be worn on cords, leather or satin, or can also be worn on a chain. I will post them here soon! I have to start beading in earnest for the Bead Art show the last weekend of May, since I have barely touched a bead all winter. I usually do a lot of beading while we are camping but we sold the camper and won't be camping this year. Have to make time somewhere, though!

Above is a necklace name "Daisy Dreams" that is found in my etsy shop. The floral strands are made of little flowers using a daisy chain technique.

I loved these colors so much that I also made "Violet Moon Craters", shown below. I started wondering how many times I have used these colors and also noticed this bracelet, called "Iced Grapes" and the bracelet named "Ocean Bangles".

I guess I really like these colors because they keep popping up in my designs!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Spring, Spring, where art thou?

I have never been so cold, so often, as I have this winter. I want it to end. I am getting very impatient. Please, spring - hurry!