A Little Pocket of Time

Last night I found a little extra time to make a few things in the studio.
I know, I've said I was taking a few days off but there is
this unidentifiable force, that pulls me into the bead studio against my will.
It's hard to explain. But only a few days away, and I've got withdrawl.
It's an addiction like no other.

This first necklace was inspired by a piece I saw on the Fossil.com website yesterday while I was ordering my new watch. They have a great jewelry section on the website.
Instead of wire wrapping the beads in my piece,
I strung them on beading wire with small dark bronze glass

seed beads in between each of the beads. I didn't lay
out the project beforehand, just started throwing beads on
until I ended up with this.
I like the little faceted beads that add a little bling to this
otherwise earthy piece.
Sometimes it doesn't take much to become inspired or to see something in a
different light. Kelley saw these sliced pods when I showed pics of
my bead drawers the other day and commented on their super
coolness. I started thinking about them more at that moment.
I put them into a necklace this time (I tried bracelets before but
they weren't received well) Paired with jasper rounds and
small faceted gunmetal seed beads from Objects and Elements, they
have been transformed into this asymmetrical and earthy
design that reminds me of hunting for Herkimer Diamonds or
something. I've never been hunting for diamonds,
but I imagine that they sparkle amongst the natural elements
kind of like this.

And last but not least, I created this bracelet using
one of my Chinook Jewelry components. I love
the color of this ceramic key connector.
I added a Vintaj Brass Key Hole charm, and jade dangle.
It's a double stranded piece, with large cable chain (Vintaj)
and a beaded strand with some seeds, faceted jade, faceted
glass, and faceted prehnite beads. The beads bring out
the different shades of color in the glaze on the connector.
Don't forget I'm having a sale in my shop.
Many things have been marked down.
Free shipping lasts til Sunday.
I'm headed to Philadelphia
tomorrow for Bead Fest. I'll have pictures
and fun stories and lots of beads come Monday.
Look for 2 posts on Monday... the bead fest post,
and the Next Enchanted Adornments giveaway!
Have a great weekend!!