Thursday, March 5, 2009

Bead Store Temptation

I had no intentions of participating in the Etsy-Beadweavers March challenge, because I had no good ideas for their theme "Temptation". And then I got my tax return, and took a trip to the bead store! I wasn't even shopping or looking for anything to fit this challenge. And then I saw them. Three 35mm agate beads...and I HAD to have them! I had no game plan or idea for which to use these beads, so I took them home and started to play. The beads spoke to me! They guided my hand as I created this necklace...and this is what it evolved into...I managed to get it done, and get it listed right on the deadline day! WHEW! I think it turned out quite well...don't you? If you LOVE this necklace, don't forget to stop by the etsy-beadweaver blog and give me your vote, March 9Th thru the 15Th. I also whipped up this necklace for myself (I need new jewelry to wear at the bead store while I am working) using St. Petersburg chain, and this lovely focal bead by my brother, Anderson Coats. I used to tell him all the time that there was money to be made in the bead industry (he did glass blowing, and lampworking) but it wasn't a priority at the time. He told me this is the first bead he ever made (he's made lots more now!) and he thought I should have it (yea!).I also got my squares for Jeanette Shanigans bead quilt done, and mailed off. Every year she collects squares from different beaders from all over the world, and assembles them into "quilt" and then they are auctioned off at the annual Bead and Button show. This years theme was hearts.


Summer said...

I love the necklace... it's very decadent:) Good luck with the challenge!

Beadwoman3 said...

Thank you, Summer! I would love to win one of these challenges, but in the meantime, Im happy if I just get a few votes!

KPC Jewelry Magazine Staff said...

Looking forward to seeing those quilts in person! I get to be the Auction Mistress for the live auction, so I'll get to see many of them up close! Can't wait! For more info, go to