Thursday, November 7, 2013

I'm a kid in a candy store!

Gorgeous, fun, and one of a kind!
I feel like a kid in a candy store putting together new Dreamkeeper Creations that'll be available at the Green Drake Gallery any time after this Friday. Lately, every time the mailman comes I pop out to see if he's brought a new delivery of shiny new beads to play with. Working with these is such fun because each bead is unique and the colors are delicious.

When I create each pair of earrings I look at the colors in the beads to see which ones to pull out and accent. For the pair in the photo above, I loved the auburn colors in the spiny shell teardrop beads, and the playful pattern of soft stripes against the rich translucent background of the shell material. They also include a little agate for balancing and harmonizing the physical energies.

The sun was almost setting yesterday as I took these photos so the colors are not as clear as I'd like for sharing. One of my projects for the coming year is to figure out how to do great indoor photos. I've been known to take photos of my jewelry outside in about 40 degree weather but when it gets much colder than that I become a lodge bunny who much prefers the hearth fire.

Ear candy!
The focal beads in these earrings are handmade glass, and the colors echo the beautiful fall colors we've enjoyed for the past several weeks. They go great with a little black dress, or a pair of blue jeans and just about any color top. They're fun and playful with agate, hematite, and little pops of red bamboo coral next to shiny glass accent beads.

These bracelets are sold in sets of five for $20.
I've also finished 9 new sets of beautiful cloisonne bracelets, which will also be available in the gallery. These bracelets are so easy to wear. They don't get in the way when you're using the computer keyboard, and you can mix and match colors to your heart's content. I like to wear about 12 at a time when I'm in a bit of a gypsyish mood.

Our mailman will be bringing lots more beads in the next few days, and I'll be happily putting together their sparkling colors as the November clouds roll in, and getting them up on Etsy for the holidays (let there be SNOW in December!).



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