I love to make jewelry it makes me happy. I want mine to be one of a kind so how do I do that? I make my own beads and cabochons and I think that’s what makes my pieces kind of special. What do you do to make your jewelry special?
Lately I have been in a bead making frenzy and it’s been a lot of fun. Some of the beads I have used in pieces and the ones I don’t need I sell in one of my online shops for other beaders to use.
I use polymer clay to make my beads it is a wonderful versatile product that can be used to make wonderful things like beads and sculptures. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination. So I will show you some of the beads and a few of the projects I made with some of them….
This bracelet and necklace were made with these beads….
Here are some other beads I have made lately
I have lots more in my bead stash and in my shop this is just a small sample.
Lately purple has been my go to color. Almost everything I make begins with color it seems to be my biggest inspiration.
While shopping I found this beautiful natural amethyst focal bead and I wasn’t sure what I would do with it, make something with it or just sit it on my work table and enjoy the pretty purple and white crystals. Well after playing with it for a couple of days I decided it needed to be a necklace. I started looking through my huge bead stash and found some awesome amethyst colored crystals,black onyx and pearls that I thought would flatter the focal bead.
Here is a close up of the focal..isn’t the color pretty? This is the finished necklace. It looks beautiful on and is a “Look at me “ necklace for sure.
I would love to keep it but I am going to list it in my on line shop. Http://GingerbellsGifts.Artfire.com and until it sells I will be able to look at it and admire the lovely amethyst stone.