Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
Rings and Things. Rings and Things has an Internet store and also travels nationally to do local bead shows. They have a large selection of jewelry supplies and excellent customer service, so I do recommend this store.These are large puffed coins of polished agate in colors of red, green and brown. Each bead is over 1-3/4" in diameter, which is a significant size and therefore weight. These were acquired at one of the regional shows of
Friday, August 13, 2010
This is my first time using pottery beads. These blue beads have a roughhewn look to them, and they had a large uneven hole. I wanted to limit any abrasiveness so I used an orange suede cord for its strength and durability, and also knotted the beads in place to limit their movement. Beads sliding back and forth can cause the stringing material to abrade.
The upper part of the necklace is an antiqued silverplated chain. I didn't like the idea of having these large beads up against the neck. I also like to limit the amount of heavy beads in a necklace.
Friday, August 6, 2010
Monday, August 2, 2010
Last but not least is the Happy Mango itself. Alright, it is just a mango from my kitchen. I have surrounded it with the beads from Happy Mango Beads. The mango looks like it had a wild all-nighter, but don't worry. It has no regrets, just some lovely foggy memories!