I'm still not 100% and I feel like I've lost half of January, but I'm definitely getting better and I've got a few new pieces to show you!
I didn't feel like doing much while I was sick and actually two of these pieces were created before I got sick. The first is a long embroidered pendant that I've woven into the shape of a flower.
The stones are deep green jade and I've surrounded it with my favorite mustard/burnt sienna color combo.
I've hung it from some pretty long chain for a little drama.
I've listed it in my shop if you'd like to see some more pics.
You can find it here:
This next one has a Morrocan vibe.
I've used this gorgeous vintage lucite navette in a marquis shape and surrounded it with lime green faceted glass and deep cobalt blue seed beads with flashes of bright gold.
I added some transparent czech leaves for a little added architectural shape and I also really like the transparency of the leaves and I think they really add a depth of color.
I've also put it in the shop here:
This one was inspired by this tiny little sleeping fox bead that I purchased from Rebekah Payne.
I wanted to create a really textural pendant and I used this gorgeous piece of Birdseye Rhyolite with these great colors running through it and accented it leopardskin Jasper and Mookaite.
Here's an up-close of this cute little fox!
I also created a beaded chain for this one which is very unlike me, but I felt it needed the added bit of drama. This one is also in the shop here:
Last but not least is a really large and chunky piece that I created for myself.
The center medallion is a tooled leather mandala in this gorgeous universe in a flower design.
I purchased the mandala from another artist (I have not taken up leather-tooling in case you were wondering).
It didn't need much, but I did want to add seed beads to it (I'll add seed beads to pretty much anything).
I created this halo of seed beads using a combination of brick stitch and peyote.
I really, really like the finished piece, and this one is mine (sorry!).
I still haven't decided what to do about the fashion blog hop.
I'll let you know by the end of the week.
I'm still working on feeling good and I need to get my bead soup out to my partner (yikes!).
Have a great Wednesday and stay healthy!