8/23/09

New Series



I've been working steadily on the new jewelry series...mostly earrings and I think I'll probably make another couple bracelets too...all done with delica beads (japanese cylinder beads) since their precision suits the patterns. I also made a pendant with bail using some czech 22 kt. finish seed beads...creates an entirely different look which I don't like as much as the delica-look.

Between some good (read, sunny) weather and a brief return to caffeine (I've been staying away from it), I'm really feeling productive again!

16 comments:

Beadin' Gram/aka Jackie said...

Lovely jewelry, Bobbi --- and do I spy a nailhead or two??? LOL
Jackie

Mary Timme said...

These are delightful! Do you use a tight tension or apply some harder like nail polish. I like them.

KV said...

Well, I love the look of those Czech 22kt. seed beads in this piece, Bobbi! All of the pieces look terrific . . .


Kathy V in NM

Allegra Smith said...

I love the "shaded" look that the combination of colors afford.
They are elegant in toto even if they could be quite casual. Beautiful work.

Pat said...

Very charming. Is that a brooch in the silver?
I don't drink coffee either, but isn't is fun when you do?

Carol said...

OO Wow! you have certainly been busy. They are beautiful pieces, Bobbi.

Carol

beadbabe49 said...

yes, you do, jackie!

tight tension, mary...since they're delicas, they almost "snap" together.

pat, the silver is a pendant with a beaded bail...

I haven't done a lot of work with delicas in a long time, since I don't care to use them in the bead embroidery, but when I first started selling my work, I made bracelets using just delicas and my own graphic designs for a lot of years...this almost feels like I'm coming full circle.

erin said...

I love these! They totally look like coral and seashells to me. Lovely display, too! =)

willow said...

Just popping in to say hello and thanks for stoppping by Willow Manor!

Robin said...

Been a while since I've been here, so just spent a lovely 1/2 hour reading all your posts and enjoying your photos since you posted your July BJP. I really like your earrings and shapped beadwork pieces! Well, OK, in truth I like being here with you... enjoy the PowWow, the beach, the flowers, the hands and your hand earrings (especially the stone hands - never have seen anything like that previously)... nice sharing a cuppa with you. Glad to hear you're feeling productive again! Love n hugs, Robin

T and S said...

I know nothing about choosing women jewelery, but these earrings are crafty designs and beautiful.

Lynn said...

Love the earrings! I hope you put them up on Etsy soon......hint hint

beadbabe49 said...

As always, thanks for the kind comments!
I hadn't seen any like them either, robin...glad you like the blog, I sure like visiting yours!
The first dozen went to a local gallery yesterday, lynn, but I'm planning on making more to put into my etsy shop...thanks for asking!

Pursuing Art... said...

Oh Bobbi...my goodness have you been busy! The earrings are *BEAUTIFUL*...I love them!!! I love the pendant too even with the Czech beads. That is great that you took them to the gallery. Well, if it's the weather or the brief caffeine...I'm so glad to see your gorgeous beading...you have been VERY productive! ~me

David said...

Customers are liking the new design, sold a couple of pairs yesterday!

beadbabe49 said...

thanks, lisa!

wow...good news, david!