How cute are those pendants shown above?! I ask you! Last week a childhood friend asked me to make her daughter a custom pendant for her high school graduation. This is a girl who loves her family and her home and will soon be going off to college. I wanted to make something that would be a little reminder of where her heart resides and this is what I came up with. Her's is a little more personalized but I thought the design was so cute I needed to make a bunch.
Here are some lovely square shadowbox beads. Each one has two holes for stability. They would work wonderfully as a bracelet focal.
Victorian doorknob pendants. I made the mold for these pieces from one of the many ornate doorknobs in my house. They just don't make them like they used to.
I never tire of butterflies.
I also never tire of stars, though I don't make them too often. I needed some double sided star beads for my personal stash so I thought I would make you a few as well.
Lastly, I have some cute square button sets. They would make quirky little earrings or connectors on a bracelet. Or even...buttons!
I've got a few changes to the way I've been doing my updates. First, I am switching my updates to TUESDAYS from Fridays. I know I occasionally have an update on a different day but for the better part of the past 6 or 7 years I have done them on Fridays at noon. Well, there seem to be a lot of people having shop updates these days on Fridays and some are even at the same time as mine so I feel it's best that I move on to a different day. Hopefully this will make it less chaotic for everyone. The other change I am making is that my Facebook page is going to play less of a part in my updates. I will not be posting individual links to items since this seems to actually hurt my chances of being seen by more than just a few people. I will still be posting what pieces I am listing next and at the end there will be one post with a link to my shop. I encourage everyone to simply go directly to my shop to see just what is going on. :)
So let's get to this week's pieces! First up (above) I have some fancy whale pendants. They are the perfect size (a little more than 3" across) for a nice focal.
Cacti! I don't have too many of these, as you can see.
Floral shadowbox beads in Summer colors!
Fun four hole bar beads! These will be sold in matching sets of two.
Twirling tulip double sided beads. I don't have too many of these, either.
Tiny happy buttons! These will be sold in random sets of three. They work great as bracelet clasps!
And lastly, I made two new small wall tiles. Both with (what else) rabbit themes.
It's been a kind of crummy past few weeks. I've been down with some sort of flu/sinus thing and got a bit behind in everything. Thank you so much to everyone who was so patient while I struggled to get my shipping out. I really appreciate it. And finally I have a new batch of lovely things to share with you all!
The picture above features some crazy glazed pendants. It was a fantastic surprise to open the kiln and find all these colors having a party.
These longboard pendants were a fun experiment with underglaze, glaze and glass. I am pretty thrilled with the way they came out.
Super fun and perfect for summer!
I never get tired of playing with my watercolor glazing technique. Always worth the extra time it takes. These are butterfly shadowbox beads.
They've got a great little niche in the back to hide a little something.
Printed heart pendants for that vintage feel.
Double sided lacy beads.
Cute little heart connectors in pairs.
Finally, I wanted to let you all know about a new blog I have started. Some of you know that I have had a bit of knitting obsession for a few years now. Loom knitting in particular. So I decided to start a blog about my adventures (or misadventures). It's completely non-business and just purely for fun, so I hope you will all check it out and tell me what you think. You can find it HERE.