Nothing too exciting here - just the earrings to match the Nevada Lapis necklace I made a couple of weeks ago.
I'm trying to play around with my photgraphy lack-of-skills to see if I can get better - or at least more interesting - pictures. I still can't quite get the colors in these stones to show up well. They're so gorgeous in real life and the lavender is much brighter.
I made these earrings with some wonderful beads from Sue Beads. Then I saw a picture on her blog of a bracelet that another artist did with a similar bead and I wished I'd been more creative with them.
But, I knew I had these cute little silver sand dollar charms and they just seemed like they wanted to be together.
I think maybe the one thing I ought to change is the crystal at the top. I considered doing something in red or coral to pick up the murrini accent on the beads, but it seemed too strong. I have some glass rondelles that are more of the "sand" color in the lampwork beads those may work instead.
I loved this set of lampwork beads. The colors are just delicious.
So, I put one at the back next to the clasp.
More photography fiddling. I wouldn't use this as a main picture, but I kind of like the perspective of looking out over the necklace.
And a really nice closeup of the beads. Isn't that dark teal color just yummy?
I wish I had more to post about, but yesterday was pretty boring. An insane amount of work at the day job and came home with intense pain in my right neck and shoulder (been an ongoing thing for a few months). I got the photos done and edited and the pizza ordered (thank goodness for Dominoe's!) and the kid and I munched and watched some football together. Did the laundry and the dishes. Got the kid to bed and then I cuddled up with a few Advil tablets and a heating pad on my shoulder.
Waaaayyy overslept this morning - after a REALLY bad (and really WEIRD) dream. It was so bad and weird that I am definitely not blogging about it except to say that it was about 10 minutes after I woke up that I realized it hadn't been real. I hate that lingering feeling where your waking brain has to figure out that it was, in fact, just a dream. Yeesh!
Also, there's something about oversleeping and then having to race through your morning routine at triple speed that just sets the wrong tone for the day. You just know it's not going to go well at all.
On that happy note...hope everyone ELSE has a good day!