Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Favorite Earrings

You might think with all the possibilities for earrings I can make for myself that my favorites might be something more fancy, but these are one of my personal favorite earrings. I wore them all them time as they go with so many things. So I was very sad when I lost one because I did not have a few o f the beads anymore. Then a friend sent me a bag of orphan earrings of hers to fix or remake. And guess what - there were the beads I was missing! So I remade these for myself yesterday. :)

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Made to Order Gifts

These necklaces were ordered by a friend to give to her nieces and nephew, as well as one for herself. We found the wooden beads featured in the center at a bead show in Tacoma.

Monday, December 28, 2009

More Custom Work

A friend gave me some beads that belonged to her mother-law who had recently passed away. I thought it might be nice to make something that she and her step-daughter could wear as a remembrance. The bracelets are a combination of the gifted beads (pink quartz and a red stone). The first one has a focal bead made of pink magic jasper. 

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Happy Birthday Nancy

When I was back in MN this summer a friend gave me a baggie filled with the remnants of a jade and amethyst necklace - it was so forlorn! She hoped I could make a new necklace for her with the parts. This is the result, a pretty necklace and earrings. I liked the color combination so I will make some other things with the left overs.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas Earrings

Now that the big day is past I can post pics of some of the items I made for gifts. These were made for a friend in MN to match a coral necklace she bought over the summer. 

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Agate Bracelet and Earrings

Pretty pieces of agate in beige and taupe accented by black glass seed beads and gold plated beads and toggle clasp. Matching earrings too. All have been SOLD.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Crystal Tassel Earrings

A new design. They look so rich! I will have to make some more in other colors. All have been SOLD.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Starry Nights

I try to take a few pictures every week of things in my inventory to list in my online boutique. I have a whole series of black and silver things I call "Starry Nights". Here is a bracelet made with Bali silver beads and a silver plated star shaped toggle clasp. All have been SOLD.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


These require patience and tough fingers to make! It is like making a miniature bracelet. Cutting the memory wire - bending the ends - filling the wire with beads -  making the silver dangle. They are priced 6 for $15 and 4 for $10. I use them for hostess gifts along with a bottle of wine. You could also use then to decorate a beer mug or coffee mug.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Holiday Gifts

Today I am working on holiday gifts. Unfortunately I can't share pictures or it'd spoil the surprise for some folks. Sparkles, coral, jade, amethyst - they are looking good!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Great Sale!

This past weekends sale was so much fun! Thanks to everyone who came and visited. Above you can see Noelle's beautiful photography, our musical entertainment and a few of this displays. If you missed it you can still shop Beadware - use the links on the right or if you are local set up an appointment to visit my in-home studio. Today I am doing book work and putting all my items back into the studio.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Etsy Boutique closed today

During my sale this weekend my Etsy Boutique is closed - so the link to the right will temporarily not work.  Lots of items have been selling this weekend (yipee!) so there will be lots of changes to the inventory in my online boutique when I re-open it next week!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

More new things!

Yummy chocolate jasper, cool blue-green jasper and snakeskin jasper, and amethysts and moonstones! All have been  SOLD

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

New items!

I made a  few last more items before my big sale - I will post them in my etsy boutique one a day - but you get a sneak peak here! (All have been  SOLD)
 Now it is time to get the house ready...

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

What's in a name?

My sister and I have been scheming about an actual website for Beadware. One of the steps is to get a domain - is taken - it used to be a British software company and they are holding on to the name for now. So while I wait for that one I am going to start with something else. But what one? Here are some we are looking at. Let me know what you like best or if you have another idea!