Forgive my absence from bloggy land. I did a show last weekend that wiped me out both physically and inventorily (new word!). I've been spending all week trying to get caught up; with sleep and new pieces.
These beads are among some of my new goodies. I came up with an idea for a necklace a few weeks ago and sat right down to flesh out the idea. These beads are the result and I couldn't be happier with them! They are big and chunky and feel wonderful in the hand (and they make the most delicious sound when rattled around). I'm going to try to make the necklace I had envisioned later today, so I will share that with you when it's done.
I'm not really a bead maker, per se. Not in the sense of making a round(ish) object and putting a hole through the center. It might seem like it's not far off from what I usually do, but to me it feels very different. As I sat there poking holes through each bead I thought how crazy all my bead maker friends must be. ;) Anyway, each bead is individually hand-carved so no two are alike. I wanted them to look like strange little faceted gems.
I'm not sure if I will be making these beads to sell in the Extra shop just yet. They are very time consuming to make so I need to have a big block of time to sit down and focus on them. Let me know if any of you beady people would be interested in them and if there is enough demand I will do my best to get some in the shop within the next several weeks. :)