Sunday, February 10, 2008

AquaPurpleSwirley Pendant...

I tend to spend too much time on eBay browsing for random things! There are some fantastic independent artists that sell their creations via online auctions--handmade lampwork beads just happen to be my weakness. I could spend hours wandering through the listings and seeing the amazing work of artisans from around the world.

Anyway, a few months ago, while doing my usual browsing for unique beads, I came across the work of Lisa New, a artist who makes glass beads and designs cool jewelry. I immediately fell in love with her cool color combinations...then looked further into the types of glass and the variety of funky shapes and went a little nuts with my bidding. I have a few dozen beads of her beads in my stash, waiting for the perfect project. (Look to the left for a link to her site.)

This afternoon I was working at my table, ogling all my cool things, and wanted to make something quick to wear on a date tonight. I picked out this great one that features blue & purple in funky dots and swirls. I immediately thought of some great aquamarine beads that would bring out the green in the glass. I twisted them all together on some sterling silver wire to create a fun pendant that looks great on a cute purple leather choker. I love it.

Now, I have to get to work with more of her beads. While I was in Hawaii, I picked up some awesome vintage glass beads to mix with them that will make for some really fun pieces!


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  2. My favorite to date. Great blog as well.


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I'm a retiree/artist/student who makes things. It's a nice kind of lifestyle!

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