Six More Beaded Creations

Who’s ready to see more of my beaded jewelry creations?

You are? Cool, let’s get started:

1) This is a pair of approximately 3-1/4″ long earrings with round, olive green faceted Czech glass beads, 6 mm in size. Also included are small barrel spacers, flat round spacers, and an ornate connector piece. I bought the green because it’s one of my favorite colors, of course!

2) I found these interesting connectors (the long silver portion) at Hobby Lobby. They remind me of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. I paired them with 6 mm white faux pearls and 4 mm dark grey hematite beads. Did you know that Hematite is a good gemstone for Virgos like me?? Hematite supposedly carries grounding and soothing energies to help you relax physically and mentally — all I know is, I love the way it feels. So cool to the touch!

3) Don’t you just love this shade of turquoise? They’re called fiberoptic or cat’s eye beads because they have a tiny white line running around their circumference (sounds like I was listening in Geometry class after all, haha!). They also feature long, antique silver tube beads. Anyway, true story: I wore this pair to a first meeting with a potential new client for my Web Design company. Everything went well until I got home and realized (gulp!) I’d lost the entire bottom half of one of my earrings! I checked throughout my car and retraced my steps to the garage, to no avail. I can only surmise I lost it at the guy’s office (sure hope he doesn’t have a wife or girlfriend who’s the jealous type because nothing happened. Promise!!)

4) These silver earrings are almost long enough to brush my shoulders! They’re made with twisted silver tube beads and an ornate connector piece. I love finding earrings that are as light as these are, too! They don’t yank your earlobes, but that means I’m checking periodically throughout the day to make sure they’re still there (unlike the previous pair, ha!)

5) Another piece in green! This one is a bracelet featuring bamboo-shaped tube beads, interspersed with crystal spacers and fastened with a toggle clasp. Perfect for St. Pat’s Day or the Irish in you!

6) Generally, I work in silver-colored metals because I’ve found it to be more flattering to my skin tones. However, sometimes a girl’s just got to try her hand at something yellow-gold, and this is what I came up with. I used the same olive-green beads from photo #1, along with faux white pearls and gold-colored daisy spacers. I have no clue what that weird round shadow is at the bottom of the green beads — must be some kind of reflection I didn’t notice until now. Trust me, they’re pretty!

If we could get an entire day with a steady rain, just imagine how much beading I could get done!

P.S. Heigh-ho, Heigh-ho, it’s back to school we go! I’ll be taking a few days’ off this coming week so I can accompany the Domer back to college. I’ll catch up with everybody when I return — please don’t abandon me entirely, ‘kay??

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20 thoughts on “Six More Beaded Creations

  1. If you’re a Virgo, then your birthstone is either green or blue. Since you like green, I hope that’s it, in which case, happy almost birthday.

    I l.o.v.e. the silver ones, and even though green isn’t my favorite color, I like the first ones, too. I am still dreaming of those chandelier earrings you showed last time.

    Happy back-to-school to you and Big D. (I just named him that. Hope he doesn’t mind.)

    • “Big D” suits him just fine, and thanks! I’m the blue sort of Virgo (September), but green ranks right up there in my favorites — must be the Irish in me! Thanks for the compliments on my jewelry — by the way, I could be tempted to part with my chandeliers. Let me do some thinking about it, okay?

    • I’m certain I’ll find a blog post along the way, Kathy! When you bring that many different people together from all across the country — with their different accents, clothing styles, and mannerisms — there’s a world of possibilities just ripe for the picking. Thanks for the kind wishes — “see” you soon!

    • Thanks for the compliment, Lynne — glad you liked them! It’s funny, you know — I never really was into beads as a child, but now, they really satisfy me on so many levels. Besides the textural, of course, there’s the color-factor and the lovely way that suddenly, everybody notices my jewelry and I get to admit I made it! Still thinking about selling some, but I don’t want to bite off more than I can chew!!

    • I’m glad to hear I can count on you, Janna! I’ll try to read your posts while I’m away, but the commenting will probably wait until I return. We’re expecting sunny skies, if a bit on the warm side, for our travels — not looking forward to all that packing, unpacking, and hauling stuff upstairs!!

  2. Gosh, these are pretty. I always admire earrings like this, but I don’t wear them because – no pierced ears! Isn’t that silly? I just can’t bring myself to do it – and now that clip are coming back, I probably never will.

    When I was a kid, I had a jewelry making set that was ever so much better than anything on the market today. Yes, the “jewels” were plastic or some such, but they were faceted and actually sparkled – and the “gold” never peeled off the settings. I’ve prowled ebay and every sort of site trying to find a set – but no luck.

    Safe travels! Hard to believe we’re moving into the “school season” again!

    • I didn’t get my ears pierced until I was 22 — I was just afraid of the pain, I think! Turns out, it wasn’t painful or bloody, nor did I have any problems with infections. Now I’m glad I had it done so I can wear my beaded earrings. Thanks for visiting and I’ll be back soon!

  3. So talented and creative – i love it. I think the silver pair that almost brushes your shoulders looks like it has a Celtic knot, which of course goes well with the Irish too. They’re just lovely. Safe travels!

  4. Thank you, Barb. I do have some with Celtic knots — in fact, the pair I’m wearing right now is emerald green with Celtic knots — and I LOVE them. Makes me feel close to the Motherland, you know! Thanks for your thoughts, and I’ll catch up with you when I get back.

  5. So beautiful Debbie! I got into jewelery making a few years ago. Had lot of fun for months…then got tired of it and sold all my supplies. You know Debbie…the supplies are expensive! I bought so much stuff. Everytime I went to the store I saw more beautiful beads. You have so many sides to you Deb….anything else? Do you play the guitar, trumpet or something? LOL!

    • Thanks, Tanya. Yes, beading supplies are expensive, but I try to buy when I find them on sale. I’m sorry you got out of it — I find it so relaxing, and I just love playing with the different colors and textures!

    • Thanks, Kim. That’s a true story, too. I’ve looked everywhere for the bottom half, but when I couldn’t find it, I simply re-made it to match its mate — just one advantage of making your own jewelry, haha!

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