Friday, June 11, 2010

Not feeling so hot so I'm gonna go straight to the visual pleasurification:

More beautiful dyed ribbons from Jody Poesy. This one looks kinda plain in the picture, but it has subtle shades of pink, lavender and pale yellow in it and I thought it would look great with more vintage-style designs.

This colorway is called "Nantucket Blue."

This one is "Neptune" and I am such a sucker for anything ocean-related. Maybe with one of my new mermaid beads????

Tiny brass filigree charms.

Slightly larger brass filigree charms.

Oval brass filigree with BUTTERFLIES!

Tiny brass filigree star...or flower - you decide...charms. These are all from PoppyLovesParis.

A ghostly white patina on copper beads from Miss Fickle Media.

Matching ghost rings.

And chain. Because I am all about the matchingness. I was going to use these materials in my recent "Nautical Menagerie" necklace, but that piece decided it wanted to have gold and brass undertones rather than copper so I'm still saving these until a brilliant new idea pops up.

Strangely, though, I didn't buy the matching toggle clasp for this set. I have no idea why.

Saffron teardrop pendant from Miss Fickle Media.

Orange jade briolettes.

Faceted marbled raspberry and pale pink quartz rounds.

Carribbean blue faceted quartz rounds - these are BIG! Like gumball-sized. Another brilliant moment of me hitting "BUY" before I read the description and size. They could still be useful - just have to come up with the right idea.
All of these beads came from Gemme Tresor.

Big slabs of brightly dyed green quartz from AAA Real Gem.

Polymer clay cockle shell pendant from Floridity.

And she makes moon snails, too!

Back in March or April, Jennifer Heynen of Jangles had a sale on her Etsy site. I picked up this pretty striped heart - reminds me of the old "fruit striped gum" with the zebra in the commercials. Remember that?

Or am I just way old?

I picked up this cute blue and yellow "flower" design from her at the same time. I love how she always includes a handful of coordinating beads with each piece.

This is a new shop that my friend, Julie, found and immediately yelled at me to get my butt over there and buy something. I never like to disappoint friends so I grabbed this lovely pastel ceramic dragonfly pendant from Elements Pottery.

And this gorgeous raku sunflower had to come with it. Just LOOK at the color variation in this piece from rose to copper to blue, purple and violet. AMAZING!

I can't believe I'm saying this, but I kinda cut back on the lampwork for a while. These sweet little pink and yellow pansies are the only glass I've purchased for quite a while. They are quite tiny and I can't figure out for the life of me how Serena29 can do such incredible detail on such tiny pieces. If you like flowers - her shop is well worth checking out as she does all kinds of beautiful blooms including rosebuds, dahlias, iris and plumeria.

That's it for this week. Happy weekend, all, and see you on Monday.



Julianna Cannon said...

Me and Baby Daddy LOVE FRUIT STRIPES GUM. :P I'm that old...pretty sure he's not.

That dragonfly and raku flower are stylin'~ they look like they might have been made from a mold taken from some vintage czech buttons.

Barbara Bechtel said...

gorgeous! I love the raku sunflower!

Kristen said...

Awesome but the orange jade is my favorite (Orange is my favorite color!)

Marie Cramp said...

I love all the new beads!! I think I pulled a YOU when I was shopping for candy jade. I got these green ones that were the size of gum balls too! OMGosh!! what the heck am I gonna do with those!! lol maybe we should trade some I send you a couple of green, you send me a couple of blue... just a thought!

Marbella Jewelry Designs said...

more cool finds! you must have a deep wallet ;) you lucky girl!

EmandaJ said...

yummm, such lovely beads! I'd love to get lost in that bead stash of yours!

Boot ~C said...

not only do I remember the fruit stripe gum I also remember the wrappers around the stick had tattoos for your tongue!( ok I still but it sometimes for the neice & nephews...

Barbara Lewis said...

Love, love, love what you've got! I'm going to Jody's right away. And the ghost series from Shannon is beautiful!

Paige said...

I just want to thank you for showing off Jody Posey's shop in your blog...I purchased two colors of dyed ribbons the other being the neptune colorway. I'm using it with the "nuit" pendant I bought from you. :) It's gonna be beauuutiful! And I love the orange jade briollettes. OMG. I'm not usually a fan of orange, but that is gorgeous. Thanks for another great BP post!!