Monday, March 29, 2010

I have been VERY busy beading!

FIRST OFF!


I found a bead store going out of business! 
Whooops! 
 Big mistake. 
 I put off going until the last day it was open....
my hubby told me to take my credit card....
BIGGER MISTAKE!
(When hubby okays it and even gives me the credit card, ya' know
I am NOT going to come home empty handed!)
Okay, I know I have gone pink nuts! 
I found this beautiful antique rose metallic galvanized bead. 
 (I can not show or tell you how lovely this bead is.) 
It is SOOOOO Victorian and so ME! 
This necklace is done with a right angle weave with four size 11's/three rows wide and
a tiny size 15 light gold bead in between each bead. 
Pearls just had to be added! 
It just fell together just like it was always "supposed to be made" into something this beautiful.
NEXT
Actually this bracelet was the first thing I made. 
I started with a metal ear ring and added pearls with the size 15 tiny gold bead. 
The "flower" just needed more punch so I began to add leaves from a rosey gold delica. 
You can see the larger veins that I made with tiny gold beads but I actually added veins with several darker shades when I originally made the leaves but they just did not show up as good as I would like.  So I topped it off with the size 15 lighter bead.  I then added pearls and Swarvoski crystals to the center of the bracelet, then added another four rows to complete the base form. 
What do you think?  It is so very comfortable and unique.
NEXT
Again I used the same beautiful pink galvanized beads!  This bracelet is made with a larger  twisted "bugle" bead and accented with the
pink bead on the sides and a peyote in the center. 
Then I began to add a variety of sizes, shapes and colors of pearls and crystals
until I was satisfied with the shape of the "flower" cluster. 
LASTLY!
I told you I had been busy beading!
One more piece to show you.....
For quite a while, I have had this pin bar that wanted my attention.
(I am a jewelry collector of sorts...lol) 
The pin has a lovely tiny china rose in the center. 
From the center bar I hung this gentle cameo.  I did a bead embroidery around the cameo. 
Did you notice that the side with the curtain is a different color and
texture of bead than the right hand side?  
I used a stunning stone like multi colored pink finish bead for the right side and a
soft matte rose on the left where the curtain hangs. 
Now I have a broach to wear or sell that is unique and very pretty/feminine.
(This is the only piece I have made recently that I did not use that galvanized pink. ....)
Well, that is it for now. 
I'm tired so I am headed for bed.
Tomorrow I will try to get a post to you about the Easter Basket Swap that I participated in.
Blessings to all,
Sharon

22 comments:

Cynthia K. said...

Sharon ~ Oh, my word, these jewelry pieces are simply stunning!! The first one nearly knocked me out of my chair ~ it is so very exquisite and unique. I adore cameos always and I'm crazy about that new pink bead you found - lovely, lovely.

It was no mistake you taking the credit card to that bead shop on that last day - it was obviously meant to be - a special blessing from the Lord for you - He was loving on you, Dear Girl...

Cynthia K. (Beauty and Blessings)

Lisa said...

These are absolutely gorgeous!!

Fab, feisty and fifty... said...

qob smackingly absolutely stunning!!!!!! ALL...


saz x

Diane said...

These are just impressively stunning!!!

Mary Ellen said...

Sharon- I am always in awe when I see your beautiful jewelry creations!! My, what a wonderful talent you have!!

I am so glad you like your basket and goodies! It was so very fun having you as a swap partner--
Thank you for sharing your hubby's comment- that was so touching and yes, God is so very good! I don't think anything is by chance, even swap partners!

Enjoy your week as we specifically take this time to meditate on the precious Gift that twas given us thousand of years ago on the Cross-

bee blessed
mary

Rose Haven said...

Oh my....how beautiful!! I love your beaded jewelry!

Carol Mae said...

Oh so beautiful, I just love your work. I wish I lived closer (Wisconsin here) so I could share in your up comming party. Sounds like so much fun.
A happy Monday to you. Smiles, Carol Mae

LeeAnn said...

These are all very, very pretty. You do such lovely work.

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

Oh Sharon, this work is simply breath taking. That braclet with the pearls, it is AWSOME AWSOME. I don't have words to describe how lovely it is. And your display of it is perfect. The cameo is exquisit too. I have never seen any of your work that isn't. You are one of the best beaders I have seen. Love everything!!!!!
Hugs, Pat

Beadwright said...

I don't care how many beads one has, new beads always kick in the creative juices and we just go wild.
All of these are just beautiful. I wouldn't expect anything less from you.
Nicole/Beadwright

Lynns Lovelies said...

Dear Sharon..
Your talent is absolutely magnificent! These pieces are simple stunning as since I have several of your treasures, I KNOW how photos do not even begin to show the beauty of your work.

Thank you so much for the phone call..I do hope to make it to the Southern Belle retreat..it sounds like so much fun:)
Let me know if you need any more door prizes;)

Love,
Lynn♥

Sea Witch said...

Your work is always so lovely with a marvelous old world look to it. Sea Witch

vicki said...

simply stunning! (Bet you had a great day at the bead buy out!) That could be a dangerous thing for a credit card!

You make such beautiful creations--

Vicki

BluMoon said...

Sharon, these are just gorgeous and the antique pink is really beautiful, horray for credit cards lol.

Myrna said...

So GORGEOUS Sharon!!! You HAVE been busy!
Hope you have a wonderful Easter!
Blessings!
Myrna

Patty said...

Oh my god that cameo is gorgeous!! You have such amazing finds, thanks for posting ;)

Lynn said...

I am in awe when I see all the beautiful beading, you create the most artistic pieces, each one is so stunning!!!!

Marcia Antle said...

WOW WOW WOW, those are absolutely lucious pieces!!! Can I have them all please? Hehehehe. Will you bring me one for the gift exchange at our GA bloggers retreat? Wow, that would surely be right nice of you!!! Hehehehe. See you soon.
QueenMarcy

LuLu Kellogg said...

I am sitting here with my chin on my knees! Sharon, these are all beautiful!

I have not had too much time to visit my favorite people so I am trying to catch up on Blog visits today. This is my busiest time of year so work is getting in the way of my socializing!!!

Love,
LuLu~*xoxo

Debra@Common Ground said...

Sharon, you are amazing! I absolutely love how you've used the cameos in your beading pieces. So intricate and lovely!
Have a wonderful Easter,
Debra

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

All the pieces are fabulous! You have magic fingers!

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

These are incredible as is all your work Sharon.

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