Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Having Fun with My New Bead Stash

I am having so much fun with all the new beads and finding I got from the Houston Gem and Jewelry show last weekend.

The stone beads are the most fun but I also like the glass pearls and shaped glass beads I picked up.
I wish I had got more floral beads but there are always regrets when you get home.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Houston Gem and Jewelry Show 2015 ...My Haul

We just got back from the Houston Gem and Jewelry show and I got quite the haul. The photos are not too good since I used my phone but you can see I got quite a lot.
There are stone beads for the designs I have been working on and I also found some unique beads that when I saw them designs for jewelry just popped in my head.
I already made some earrings with the golden orange stick beads in the top right of the first photo.
All day tomorrow I am going to work on jewelry so I will post the results.

Friday, October 23, 2015

New Work to list on ETSY

I am back to listing items on ETSY again.I opened a new shop and hope to get it going strong by the end of the year.
Here are a few of the items I have made this past month.

I have started back making simple earrings to get my creative juices flowing again.
I will make more complicated stuff later on when I am nearer to retiring. I am working on getting my studio set up to work in metals again.
This is my new shop.

I came up with the name from a lot of different angles.
Silver: what I like to work in and the color my hair is turning.
Vertex: I was born in Vermont and have migrated to Texas so my work is a mix of influences and it honors both where I come from and where I am. Vertex is where two lines come together in a point.
And I chose Design instead of jewelry because who know where the creative urge will take me.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

This is what my latest project looked before I started it. Only mine on mine the veneer was cracked peeling and in places totally gone. Yes I forgot to take the before picture again...LOL
Now I turned it into a bench. It sits in my kitchen under the window.

I used a soft yellow chalk paint and stained over that with a light brown wiping it back on the highlights. It is a much prettier bench than it was a table.