Thursday, November 20, 2008

A Sneak Peek

Here is a peek at the completed pyrite necklace. I wanted to bring something special to my show in Redbank this Saturday.
This necklace is called: Love Conquers All.

When I laid out the pyrite beads onto my bead board, they made me think of the suits of armor worn by the Knights of the Round Table. That's how this necklace came together. The selection of hearts begin with very tiny resin hearts, and the hearts get bigger and bigger. Instead of traditional tones of red for the "color of love", I decided to use shades of gold and lavender.

This necklace will make its debut in my Etsy shop sometime next week.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Did I Say Hello?

I'm so glad you are visiting my "Aerie".
It will give me a chance to get to know you and share some of the joy and pleasure (and sometimes frustration) of the design process.

I have been working on a very special necklace and hope to add a picture of the finished piece soon.

Awhile ago, I purchased some oval pyrite beads. As a child, I LOVED pyrite. It was the prize of my rock collection. It was so dark and mysteriously glittery. I had actually never seen pyrite beads before, and it was an unusual choice for me since I am always drawn to glass before gemstone. Anyway, I tucked them away in my bead box, and suddenly one day, a necklace popped into my head, and the pyrite beads were at the "heart" of the idea. I hope you'll stop back often. This is a brand new blog and I just dove in. I put some flowers out for you. Even though it's the height of Autumn, I couldn't resist the Columbine.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

On the Bead Board

Last month, I finished the series of perfume bottle necklaces. I saved one more smaller, violet colored bottle because I am looking for just the right beads to set it off.

This month, I am
working on some very special necklaces to bring to a show later in the month. I have been collecting vintage style heart charms for a new necklace.

The fairy bracelets continue to be a popular item, so I will replenish the supply.