Thursday, May 6, 2010

Facets in a beady way

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. :)

24 comments:

Rosanne said...

Now I see why the Angels were singing. Those are so fun looking.

TesoriTrovati said...

I really like those. They have such a great look. The facets catch the light and I can envision them with all sorts of things.
Enjoy the day!
Erin

Lucid Moon Studio said...

I think they look awesome! I would be interested in purchasing some! Love the colors too.

Karen Gill hidingplacebeadery.etsy.com said...

I would love to see those in Extra! Very cool!

Lorelei said...

OMG I WANT SOME!!!!

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

Oh my goodness. You just want to put some in your hand and play with them. They are phenomenal!

Marie Cramp said...

Love em! I could see some purple and green in a bracelet...

peacockfairy said...

Love them - yes, I'd buy some!

Kella said...

I think they would be cool too.

Katie said...

They are awesome! The first thing I thought when I saw the first picture is that I hope some will end up in the Extra shop :o) I can't wait to see what you do with them...and I hope that you either make more or have some extras to share :o)

Gaea said...

Beautiful!

mairedodd said...

these are incredible nancy - really exciting when you can see something and execute it to perfection!

Silver Parrot said...

Are we interested? Let's see...

HELL to the YEAH!

Those are awesome AND unique! Which means I NEED them!

missficklemedia.com said...

Nancy. Yes. Please.

I laughed as I read your comment about being crazy. Hole making is the most tedious. And it does test the patience.

Hope you recoup and are rearing to go for the next show!

Amy Nicole/RubyMtnBeads said...

Yes! Please put them in the Extra shop! They're great!

Rebecca said...

I LOVE THEM!!!

sandi m said...

I could see these in many of your colors, especially the antiqued dirty black - yum!

Leslie Gidden said...

Oh heavens YES!

Nancy said...

they remind me of the spoke-beads for bicycles we had as kids. i dunno what they're actually called... badonkadonks seems appropriate :p i bet you could make a similar effect in a piece of jewelery.

very cool and creative new idea!

Copper Diem said...

Those are so cool! I can picture a great chunky bracelet with them

Pretty Things said...

Those are great!

Lisa Oram said...

Funny thing - just today I was imagining how I could make that shape in glass. Great inspiration. They are gorgeous.

Paul Bozzo said...
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Paul Bozzo said...

Too many typos in the first comment! I enjoy your work and your textures. Your wise words are fun, too.