One Left




I have one Japanese Wave scrabble tile pendant left, listed in the BellaHannahJane etsy store! Pick it up if you want it! I have been inspired by japanese things for a long time, mostly since I had the great pleasure of accompanying my engineer to a professional society meeting in Yokohama and Hakone, Japan. That trip really changed my life in many ways! Here are some other pendants available in the BellaHannahJane etsy store as well.

New Things

In between driving to the zoo for Kid Science, laundry, yardwork and everything else yesterday, I spent some time making these new things! Copper pendants with washi paper and filled with resin. Three of them have some bling – flatback swarovski crystals. I really like them – I’m going to do some more soon! Here’s my question to you – which store should I put them in? The SueBeads etsy store is dedicated to beads, and the BellaHannahJane etsy store is dedicated to jewelry and pendants. But the BellaHannahJane store gets basically no business or traffic. I’d like people to be able to see these pendants and buy them. Do you have any suggestions for either which store, or what to do with the BellaHannahJane store? Thanks!

Great Minds (kind of) Think Alike!

I made this bracelet maybe 1 1/2 months ago – hoping to list it in the bellahannahjane store, but haven’t done so yet. Today, my internet friend Lorelei posted this bracelet, Coral Belle, in her etsy store – it’s beautiful! Although they aren’t exactly the same, the idea is the same which is why I say great minds think alike! Mine is made from twisted ebony wood beads, button pearls, a (faux) cinnabar focal and a clasp from Rocki!

Raku Barrels


I just listed the Raku Barrels in the SueBeads etsy store. They are made with ASK silver cinnamon, raku frit and black stringer. When I made them, I had in mind the jewelry designers who may be entering the Art Bead Scene February Challenge. The theme this month, as I have blogged about before, is Gustav Klimt’s “The Kiss”. If you look at the picture above (a scrabble tile pendant I have in my BellaHannahJane etsy store), and then at the beads, you’ll see that they match quite well!

Too Cold To Torch…

It’s too cold to work in my basement today – when I woke up to get the kids off to school, it was 1 degree. I’ll make beads tomorrow. In the meantime, I am cutting fabric for my son’s travel fair at school – he picked and got Scotland as his country. We have to make a poster, food, a souvenir and he has to dress up and give a presentation about a famous person from Scotland! The souvenir is a laminated bookmark with a plaid fabric to resemble tartan. Hopefully when they are done, I will post a photo of it! Here’s a look at a new item I put in my BellaHannahJane etsy store – an oval wood tab pendant with a beautiful Chinese stamp of two birds – they look like love birds!