Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Enameled Beads 'R' Cool

Enameled beads are the best...especially when they're in some earrings.  I've been in an earring sort of mood lately.  Quick projects...attention deficit design. :)
These baby blue beads and the matching enameled headpins are from Barbara Lewis, that Painting With Fire gal.  :) I was hoarding these, but I still have a couple, so it's okay to let them go, I guess.  Barbara just got a book deal, so if you want to own some of her "fireworks" before she's too famous for all of us to afford, you can get these earrings in my etsy shop.

Quite a few of my blog-world bead buds have caught the enameling torch fever from Barbara...a recent class in Northern Virginia was a great success!  I'm so ready to get back to the North...with luck my orders will be coming down some time soon.  :)  Just to name one of these new enamelers:  my recent bead swap partner, Sue Kennedy, from back in my home state of Pennsylvania, has been going crazy with enamel!  She just posted some new beads today and they'll probably be gone momentarily.  :)  Check them out on the SueBeads blog.

Another of my blog buds, Sharon, at Sharon's Jewelry Garden has been trying her hand at enameling and sharing some great stories of her progress.  I need another jewelry habit like a whole in my head, so I just have to cyber covet all these new skills.  Oh, and keep buying their pretty beadies!

9 comments:

  1. Oh, I love those earings! That great nest of wire is perfect with the gorgeous enameled beads.

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  2. Love these earrings! The colors and cocoon of wire is great. Of course who doesn't love those enameled beads?

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  3. Thank you Jen! Love the earrings!

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  4. It's been great seeing all the enameled beads popping up lately! I would love to learn how to do it too, but like you, I don't need another new hobby/technique right now! I love the baby blue color with the copper wire.

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  5. Love the earrings and the wire wrapped tops...way cool!

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  6. Oh please, you NEED a torch, you just haven't admitted it yet! Just think of all the things you can set on fire!

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  7. Love the earrings and the fat wire wrap. Will check of enamel beads... Have a great day.

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  8. Your earrings are beautiful! Love that blue color - one of my favorites! And I do hope you get orders up this way...now that would be really neat!
    Cindy

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