Friday, August 31, 2012

EBWC Lunar Obsession

Tonight will be a Blue Moon, rumored to be very auspicious. What perfect timing to list my entry, La Bella Luna, for the Etsy Bead Weavers September challenge, Lunar Obsession. You can view the actual listing HERE.

Often when perusing local bead shops I will purchase beady things that are ugly or weird, just because I like things that are unusual. The focal of my necklace, a grey resin cabochon, is just that. It caught my eye because I have never seen anything like it. I picked it up on a whim, not having any idea of what I would do with it. When I got it home and looked it over a second time, I thought I would never use it, that it was a little too ugly for jewelry use, and would join my overwhelming stash of going nowhere soon beady “stuff” that waits patiently for its birth.

For this challenge we were to be inspired by the moon. I often look to the moon; wondering, awed, captivated. Cloaked in darkness and full of mystery, constantly changing and often lacking symmetry. When viewing the moon even from such a great distance you see craters, shadows, texture, the beauty of light reflecting off of its surface.

The focal is representative of the moon’s surface. Also used in this piece were Picasso and metallic finish peanut beads, textured metal sequins, Hematite beads, matte cube beads, a cat eye cabochon, bugle beads, matte & opaque seed beads, and a gunmetal tube bead, backed with Ultrasuede, and finished with a gunmetal toggle closure.

Please be sure to visit our team blog, between the 9th and the 15th of September to see all the entries from the wonderfully talented artists in this team and vote for your favorite entry!

*Enjoy your holiday weekend and be sure to look up tonight and behold the Blue Moon!*

Thursday, August 9, 2012


If you're not on Pinterest, now is the time to join since you no longer have to wait for an invite! Open registration was anounced yesterday. You can advertise your items for sale, find a new recipe, collect your favorite photos/websites/blogs, learn how to make a new craft, shop, or make new friends. Beware, it is addicting!

You can check out & follow my Pinterest boards here.

Monday, August 6, 2012

New beady things

Some new beads and cabochons I picked up recently and look forward to playing with...

Vintage German glass, resin cabochon, and glass beads...

New glass spikes & twin hole beads...

These make me think of Summer melons...

Love these cabochons!...

I also started a new beauty/nail art blog. If anyone would like to check it out or follow, you can do so here.

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