earwires, etched cuff blanks
and domed earring sets at the moment.
I am trying to list things on etsy as I have time as well. I need to make more metal clay pieces for both my shop and for my spring jewelry line.
Right now jewelry production seems so far away its frustrating. I did get to make a wonderful bracelet and it FELT SO GOOD! (see pics below)
I traded again with Genea of Genea Beads. Its funny- our styles seem so different, but I adore her beads. maybe its just that I love how stinkin original they are.
Here are some great things I got this time.
My favorite, is this picture frame. It's now in my studio where I can see it as I work.
And my second favorite is the recycled beads. She makes them from wine and cider bottles. Since I got my package on St. Patti's Day, I quick whipped up this bracelet to wear out. Love it.
These beads are so cool, and I love that they are recycled. And it takes more work for Genea to recycle glass then buy it. Here are some pics of her process. I am so happy she shared them, I love to see how things are made.
She is melting the bottle into a blob first.
You can find her blog here.
Here etsy shop here.
Also- check out today's Love my Art Jewelry Post. Its about the friends I have met online, and what I have learned about leaping into the virtual world.