I'm off to the post office today. First I must mail my completed Pink Ribbon Turtle quadrant. I am really happy with how it turned out. All I did in the background is bezel around some mirrors to look kind of like bubbles. I used size 15 silver beads, so they blend with the mirrors, and just add some sparkle to the background. I don't know what anyone else is putting in their background so I thought I would go light, and not try to take away from the turtle in the middle.
They other goody I need to mail is this necklace I whipped up for my Aunt Nancy. She had this little purple stone that she liked, and wanted something made out of it. I decided to go simple on this one, so that it can be worn casually, and I didn't want to distract from the stone. I made the peyote tubes in purple, and added the pink around the edges, just like in the bezel around the stone. The beads that make up the rest of the necklace are 6mm amethyst, and a little 3mm pressed Czech. bead in between each amethyst. I hope she likes it!
The picture is a little washed out looking, I still haven't quite mastered this whole photography thing. Even though I took the picture outside, with the sun shining brightly, the whole thing had a purple tint to it, so I tried to adjust the brightness, and this is what I came up with. Ill just keep learning, and trying!
Thursday, August 7, 2008
I finally got off my booty, and opened up my etsy store! You can see some pictures of what I've got for sale right now in the right column, or click the link, and see everything that Ive managed to get up for sale. I also joined the Etsy Beadweavers Street Team! What a talented group of beaders belong to this group. Every month they have a challenge, and then they have a vote for the winner on their blog http://etsy-beadweavers.blogspot.com/ . This months challenge theme was Art Deco, and here is a picture of all the entries. Voting takes place on the blog on the 9Th of August(right around the corner) so go on over, and place your votes!