I love this new beaded bead I made! I was out last weekend, running the multitude of errands that always pile up, and I stopped at Michaels for the charms I put on the wine bottle cheese tray I made for my son’s school. While I was there, I picked up this vial of cool czech seed beads. I love the colors – perfect for fall, but also perfect for almost any metal you are using in your jewelry designs. The brass, copper, and silvery colors are really nice, and there’s the occasional purpley colored bead for interest! Fun! In my etsy store now!
It’s been too long since I have done this! I have some very cool customer work to show you! The first photo shows a set of four colorful, happy bracelets made by Maria Joao, in Portugal. She has an etsy store, Cool Temptations, but you can’t get these bracelets – they are for sale in a shop in Lisboa. I may have mentioned I am going to Portugal this summer, and may get to see Maria and/or her work!
This next bracelet and necklace set was done by customer, Martha. She made the set for her friend, and I’m happy to say the friend loves it! These were made with my Copper Wave set of beads, available on my web site, SueBeads, and sometimes smaller sets of these beads are available in the etsy store!
This necklace was made by my friend Diane, and you can find her etsy store here. She has bought so many of my beads in the past, she must have bins and bins full of them. Actually, I believe she sells a great deal of her work made with my beads, and for that I am happy! This is a focal bead I made, and she made it into a very nice necklace with an African feel!
Finally, here’s a set of earrings made by my friend and customer, Leslie. She has also purchased many many beads and I appreciate it greatly! I think I am feeding her addiction – don’t tell her husband! These earrings were made for a friend of hers, with my Black Bathing Suit style beads, but made into rounds. Just so you know, the reason they are called Black Bathing Suit is because when I made the original lentil beads, I pictured them in a necklace, on someone who was sitting at the club in their black bathing suit!
I just listed this beaded bead in my etsy SueBeads store – I just wanted to share the photo with you because it turned out so great! The photo, I meant, but the bead turned out really great too!
Here’s my first beaded bead, done in lots and lots of size 11 japanese seed beads in a really pretty muted AB blue. It was made on a 10mm wood bead, that I bought in Hilton Head, and the finished size is 14mm. It’s for sale in my etsy store – it was hard to determine a price for this baby, since it takes some time and eye strain to make. Hope you like it!
Here’s another purchase I made while on vacation! Beth Hemmila, from HINT, on etsy, makes the most beautiful charms. I have been eyeing them for a while, and finally decided to buy one! This one is called happiness. I just love it!
Later, I should have my first beaded bead that’s good enough for sale in my etsy store! It’s a really pretty blue one – when it’s ready, I’ll let you know!
I’ll still offer free shipping in the SueBeads etsy store, so if you want some beads already made, go for it! I’ll mail them out first thing, and there’s a chance you’ll get them by Wednesday!
Today I will still offer free shipping in my SueBeads Etsy store, and in the BellaHannahJane store. I will refund your shipping charges for U.S. and Canadian customers (since you’re most likely to get your goods before the big holiday!). So get shopping! www.suebeads.etsy.com
Ok, I got both of my etsy shops open! Hopefully tomorrow or Wednesday I’ll have a bunch of Available Work on my suebeads.com web site for you to peruse. There is still time to order for the holidays! I’ll mail every day to make sure you get your items! This slider will be on the web site – if you want it, let me know now and I’ll save it for you! It’s ASK Silver Cinnamon, Raku Jitterbug frit by Val Cox, and some intense black stringer lines. It’s very earthy and would fit your pandora, etc., but you could also make it into a bracelet by stringing several matching colors and various sizes of seed beads through it (that’s what I’m going to do with mine). You could also just put it on a simple chain!
I just listed two more art pendants in the BellaHannahJane etsy store – Vermeer Girl With a Pearl Earring, and Klimt The Kiss. I’ll be listing more later, but I need to go and eat lunch and get ready to go to the Steeler game. I’m so excited – it’s cold and windy here, and we’re probably going to lose, and the game starts at 4:15… oh well, wish us luck!