I lost my mind. For some reason I went through a short period of hysteria thinking I needed 4 strands of these urchin sticks. I love em but I don't need that many. Check back tomorrow- I have a strand of these, and some horn beads I'll be giving away in a flash giveaway.
Here are some pieces I made last night using some sticks. Earrings, wire wrapped with buri seeds and Czech glass rounds (small, you can barely see em) I was playing around with the idea of doing some dangle earrings using some chain and wire wrapping many sticks to the chain but they got to be big and cumbersome so I used that urchin tassel on the necklace below.
Love how this necklace turned out. It's a long 25" inch necklace, with dyed buri seeds in purple and peach. Both colors are prominent in the urchin sticks. I added in some lampwork glass that is the perfect accompaniment to these beads. The focal is an etched stone from Lilly Pilly Designs.
And just for fun, here is a pic of Marley. She has this habit of finding me anytime I sit down for more than 2 minutes. This pic was taken yesterday when I was sitting on the couch opening the daily mail after work. She made herself comfy and got totally pissed when I wanted to get up. BRAT.