It's amazing how excited I get over little pieces of glass. But, they're more than that...they're sweet little hand-made wonders! I got a couple of new beads in the mail today from two artists I haven't seen before, but I'll share more on them later. For now, I want to go back a ways to an Etsy purchase I made ages ago from lampwork artist Lori Lochner. It's just a gorgeous, big, bold bead that made it's way onto my worktable.
The vein of blue through the soft floral patterns called for this great shape of blue apatite. Then, a bunch of pretty oranges--ceramics and stones rounded out the color picture. I've been trying new methods for creating bails and I just love the way this leather piece turned out. The continuation of the leather around back finishes up the design.
Of course, I had to move onto bracelet land with my memory wire at hand...lots more apatite, this time little faceted beads, along with ceramics, stones, and a few HMB Studios glass discs to complement the big glass focal.
I just listed the whole set in my Etsy shop...even threw in a little pair of coordinating earrings. :)