Friday, November 20, 2015

Grace Lampwork acorns and more

I ran across a sale recently at Artbeads.com and picked up some sweet new focals!

I got this pretty green paisley focal. Unfortunately, I don't know who the artist is.
Update: I have figured out that the ceramic paisley is Firefly Design Studio!!
I discovered the green recycled glass pony beads in my stash, along with the etched agate beads. I've had them too long to know where they came from. There are a couple of small green Czech glass rounds with a Picasso finish, from Michael's. The balance of materials is Vintaj Natural Brass.

 
 A close up of the focal. This photo is more true to the color than the photo above.

 
 I'm pretty sure I already have some Grace Lampwork acorns in my stash somewhere, but these were on sale, so I couldn't resist!
I tied a lark's head knot with recycled Sari silk in pink/purple to the top of the purple acorn and bound the loops with wire. The brass rings are vintage supply from my stash. Leaf chain (probably from Primitive Earth), and plain chain (from Vintaj).
 
Here's the close up of the yummy lampwork acorn. I'm so glad beads don't have calories!
 
 I love the dangly leaf chain in Antique brass, but added crystal "berries", to extend some color up into the necklace.
 
This necklace also has a Grace Lampwork acorn, but in tan and brown. The top of the acorn has pretty iridescent glass (maybe dicroic??) I liked the leafy chain so much in the purple necklace, I used it here, but in the Antique copper finish. I added 2 crystal acorns to the chain, along with little crystal "seeds" and "berries". The rolo chain at the back of the necklace was probably also from Primitive Earth (I visit them every year at Beadfest).
 
 
 If I don't post anything between now and next week, I'd like to wish a Happy Thanksgiving to all!!
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1 comment:

  1. Amazing and very stylish necklace. It can be a new trend setter.

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