More Inspiration!

This is the pendant that I found on etsy, that inspired me to make the below focal piece. While the color green that was used on this one is slightly yellower, I didn’t have a similar color! So I used the pea green, which looks great with black. I’m afraid that I can’t find the originator of this polymer clay piece – if you read this blog, please let me know who you are so I can post a link to your etsy shop! In the meantime, you can find my pendant listed in my etsy shop. You can click on the picture to get there!

Steelers Won!

The Steelers won against San Diego, so next Sunday they get to play the Baltimore Ravens – BOOOOOO!!! Just needed to vent that, a little. I’ll be back later with another inspiration piece I made, as long as I can find the originator of the pendant that inspired me! I’m off to make some beads for an order, and two scrabble tile pendants for a special order.

Inspiration and Making Glass Beads

Sometimes, I cruise etsy, when I don’t have anything else to do (HAH!) and find things I like. I saw the above bracelet (you can click on it and go to the etsy shop of alyson1234 to see her jewelry and this bracelet! The reason I kept it as a favorite is because, as soon as I saw it, I loved the beads. I love the bracelet too, Alyson, but the beads inspired me! Turns out they are called aqua terra jasper. What I really liked about them was that I thought I could make some lampwork beads that are very similar! So I did – or tried to, depending on if you think the below beads resemble the jasper!

SOLD – THANKS DI!
These beads were made with vetrofond dark ivory and I layered some moretti aqua over the top of them, in a similar pattern to the natural patterns of the jasper. They turned out pretty good, I think. I like them enough, anyways. I made them in the lentil shape, instead of nugget.

SOLD – THANKS LORELEI!
These beads are the same makeup, but before I layered the aqua, I wrapped the ivory in silver foil. This gives a crackly look to the beads. A more earthy, organic feel – I think I like these better, but I do like both of them. In any event, you’ll be able to find them both in my etsy shop and buy them if you like them. You can click on them to make it easier! If you want more, please just let me know – if you want them in a different shape, I can do that too! And thanks, Alyson, for making such a pretty bracelet that it struck me right away!

SNOW???

Well, what a bust – we were supposed to get our first big snowfall of the year overnight last night, and while some places are getting it, here in Pittsburgh we have NO new snow since yesterday at dinner time. If you got snow, perhaps you are sitting there wondering what to do – I know, you can check out my beads on http://www.suebeads.com/, http://www.suebeads.etsy.com/ and on ebay! There’s an idea!

No Earrings in Simply Beads Magazine

UPDATE: These earrings and beads will be on ePatterns Central, at some point, which you can find on the http://www.simplybeadsmagazine.com/ web site. There will be instructions there for purchase, if you need them. I’ll give an update when I find out when! In the meantime, as I mentioned, the beads are great for many other projects as well, I’m thinking bracelets, necklaces and purse charms, just as a start!

Well, I received my Simply Beads magazine today and to my surprise, my earring design is not in the February issue. I’m not sure what happened, I’ll let you know when I find out. In the meantime, I’m disappointed, but here’s a photo of what they looked like (click on the picture to make them larger) – feel free to order the beads anyways! If it doesn’t get published in one of their upcoming earrings books, I’ll be glad to share supply information and directions as a free tutorial. I’ll let you know!

Beads on Ebay!

I have been staying away from ebay lately, for various reasons, but last night I put up a 7-day auction. Remember those beads I made for a customer, but used the wrong mandrel size? These are them! See – they are striking! These are on the 1/16th mandrel size, and the colors in the frit are fantastic! Hope you like them! Click on them if you want to bid!

More Sparkle Barrel Beads Added

I finally finished adding all the sparkle barrel beads to my SueBeads website. This photo shows all the colors I have made to date. As I mentioned, I’ll be adding more colors next week; for now, if you want a color you don’t see, please just ask for it! I’ll be glad to make them for you! These beads are the beads that will be featured with my earring design in the February 2009 Simply Beads Magazine that hits newsstands tomorrow, if all goes right! Thanks for looking!

New Beads at SueBeads

Hi everyone – tonight I listed a limited amount of barrel beads that will appear in the February 2009 issue of Simply Beads – limited only because I didn’t have enough time to list all the colors of barrel sparkle beads I have available to make my earring design. I will list the rest of what I have tomorrow, and then throughout the week I will make more colors in more choices. I have a few bead orders to do, but am excited about the magazine beads too, so make sure you check it out and order the beads! They are some fun, flirty earrings I think you will enjoy!