I have been very patiently waiting for my beads from Barbara Lewis so I can make some more enameled beads and they came today! I’m like a 3 year old waiting for a cookie! Also, I ordered the bunny bead for my daughter’s best friend’s birthday gift and the sakura flower for me from LeAnn of Summer’s Studio! Don’t you love getting packages in the mail???? I’m so happy!
I made some enameled head pins last night, and had a great time! I listed a set in my SueBeads etsy store. They were made on 20 gauge copper wire. These ones measure 2 inches. I made some more this morning that measure approx. 2 1/2 inches. These ones would look great paired with ceramic beads, or lampwork! I had no idea what to charge for them, so they are 20 for $4.00 right now. If anyone has a better idea, I am open to suggestions! Or, if you want more, or less, or whatever, let me know what your opinion is! I have thrown them, banged them and squeezed them and the enamel does not break off!
Here’s a photo collage (borrowed) from Jen Judd’s blog. She used beads I made and sent to her in the bead swap to make these very cool earrings! The first is a set of enameled beads I made (learned from the lovely Barbara Lewis!) and the second pair of earrings was made using beads from a recycled wine bottle!
This month’s Art Bead Scene challenge is based on Van Gogh’s Almond Blossom painting. It’s a beautiful painting! I created the necklace below based on that painting. I made some blue swirly beads, and found some vintage german glass flowers. I created the collage heart pendant with washi paper and small glass marbles in blue and silver. The clasp is from Rocki’s Supplies on etsy. The branch connector is from Fusion Beads. I like it – I think I may actually wear it, too!
I just listed some more enameled beads in the SueBeads shop. I am having too much fun making these!
I just listed some beads in the SueBeads etsy store, plus I’m going to take some photos and list some enameled beads later! WooHoo!
Edited to add: A set of enamel beads is now available in the etsy store!
Joan Tucker, of Off Center Productions, really rocks too! She had a giveaway on her blog and I entered, and I won! That was my lucky/unlucky day, the day I won a cake at Shop ‘N Save and the day I fell down the steps and got some deep bruises. This is what she sent me! Wasn’t I lucky that day?!?!?!!?