Sunday, December 03, 2006

More new items

Ahh...nothing fuels my creativity like the knowledge that USC is out of the national championships and it was my Bruins who told 'em "buh-bye and don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out."

Accordingly, I've got some new pieces to share:



This sweet little dolphin pendant is made out of borosilicate glass that was handcrafted by lampwork artist Jeff Welsh. I've added five strands of coordinating beads and finished off the ends with sterling silver cones and a box clasp set with smoky quartz.



Next is a pair of earrings using hand-painted porcelain beads by artist Kevin Chen. The deep jewel tones on these beads and their incredible surface shine do not come through very well in the scan, but they are stunningly gorgeous in real life.

I did another pair because I like them so much:



The colors in this pair are perfect for the holidays - red, green, black and metallic gold. I added red Swarovski crystals for some extra flash.

All of these items (and more) are up for sale at Silver Parrot Designs

In other news, I finally heard something from AG. Seems he was not blowing me off after all, but just got super busy with work. Hmmm...I dunno. He's definitely moved himself into the "caution" pile if not all the way out the door as far as I'm concerned. I don't have time to play these silly "he's just not that into you" games. I'm still mulling over my response to him so I guess we'll see.

I'm off to an Advent party at church tonight with the kidlet. Free food, carols and crafts so should be fun.

Hope everyone had a great weekend! Is your shopping done yet?

KJ

6 comments:

Kaos Siberians said...

I'll be needing those jeweled toned, porcelain earrings :-) Let me know what the bill is.

And, um, didn't the Huskies beat the Bruins earlier this year? Just goes to show that even a crappy team can win every now and then :-)

ed said...

These are lovely hope you dont mind but have featured them on my blog.

Jenie said...

Hey, did you get those at the bead show? Are you going to the gift show in january? also, i really need you to teach me how to do those multi-strand cone things. badly.

silverparrot to Kaos said...

Hope the earrings arrived safely.

So totally ignoring your comment about the Huskies. Blah, blah, blah, can't hear you, fingers in my ears, blah, blah, blah.

silverparrot to ed said...

Ed - thanks for the "shout out" and the compliment!

silverparrot to Jenie said...

These are from the same booth that had all the gorgeous Russian lacquerwork, but these two pairs I actually bought at the OC gem faire as that artist now has a booth down here. He only brings the porcelain stuff, tho, so if I want more lacquerwork I have to go to LA.

I have my badge for the show in January, but I have Ryan that weekend and will be doing his b-day party on Saturday. I might be able to come up on Sunday if I can get a sitter.