Mykonos greek ceramic beads in a cool organic shape and bronze color. I thought these would make great spacers or even dangles for when I work with brass and copper.
Same thing - only in a bright copper color. I think these might go well with my stash of Patricia Healy copper components. Her things are already patinated in an unusual reddish color that seems to go best with the bright copper rather than dark.
Hey, if they look good in bronze, I must need them in silver, too, right? Plus, they are in keeping with my goal of being less uniform and symmetrical this year. (I know - cool rationalization, right?)
I can't get over the fact that these are ceramic and yet have this bright mirror finish on them. It's so cool!
And bigger is always better, of course ;-)
Beautiful bronze clay lotus flower pendant from Summers Studio on Etsy.
She also made this great bronze clay koi fish pendant. I'm not usually into the Asian motif, but something about this just spoke to me. It looks like it could have been plucked from the ruins of an ancient Japanese city or something.
In fact, I liked it so much, I bought a teal porcelain version, too.
And the piece de resistance - these amazing starfish pendants from Sea Urchin on Etsy! They are clay with glass melted over them and gold accents. All I can say is the picture does not do them justice - they are truly stunning in real life.
Okay, hopefully my brain will be back tomorrow with some actual project stuff to talk about, but if not, you know you can always get the latest and greatest bead porn here ;-)
Happy November, all!
P.S. Lorelei did indeed blog about her metal experiments so head over and check out her blog entries!