Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Bead Porn for the Lull

The Lull - those days between Christmas, and the return frenzy on the day after Christmas and the New Year's celebration.




Hope you all got what you wanted for Christmas - including some great beads!


If not, or if you just like to look through other people's holiday loot, here's some bead porn for ya!


I was still on my poly clay bender...








These are called "chit chats" and I thought that was just too cute to pass by. These were in my favorites during the entire, torturous bead diet and I kept checking every day to make sure nobody else bought them. Luckily, they were still there when the diet came to its inevitable end.










Not usually a fan of the donut shape - don't know why, but I loved the finish on this and it has a wire loop at the top so that expands the possibilities for me.










Raku leaf pendant from Star Spirit Studio on Etsy. Love the gorgeous colors!








Raku shell pendant also from Star Spirit Studios. I couldn't resist - lovely colors AND a shell? I'm so totally in!







This is from the same vendor - I thought the petroglyph feeling of the horse design was a great contrast with the colors of the raku background.













And if you're thinking that Star Spirit Studio just does raku - WRONG! Look at this unusual blue and gold bird pendant. I love it!









Pewter feather pendant from Mamacita on Etsy.












Pewter peacock feather pendant also from Mamacita.








Some awesome green and gold aventurine swirled lampwork beads from Kelley's Beads on Etsy.

Happy New Year, everyone! See you in 2010!

KJ

8 comments:

Marbella Jewelry Designs said...

that is some righteous bead porn!
love the raku!

Lorelei said...

awesome beads, as usual! I love the chit chats. i have a pair in my stash too. not sure how to use them quite yet. And I love that donut pendant too. heather wynn does great work!

Be~Jeweled by Jana said...

Love those top two poly clay pieces, especially the donut! Where did you find them? Thanks!

mairedodd said...

gaw-geous! and i looove the chit chats!! hope the holidays were good for you guys... wishing you all the best...

Marie Cramp said...

I am not sure which one of us is worst when it come to buying beads!! lol. I just love the anticipation of waiting for something in the mail...

Thanks for the fix!! ;)

Marie

Julie said...

What a great stash to being the year with....I have bead porn envy....

Lisa Crone said...

Oh yeah, great stuff here!! I'm feeling a bit of envy! Love the chit/chat birdies, too darn cute! Thanks for sharing!

kelleysbeads said...

the Heather Wynn chit chats and doughnut are too cool! can't wait to see what you do with them.

and of course, I'm having a hard time sitting on my hands waiting to see what you do with my green beads!