Friday, September 17, 2010

Just Bead Porn

Okay, fine.

I see how you people play. You don't (with the exception of the four people who DID comment and who are obviously superior beings) care about my silly vacay photos. You're only here for the porn.

Well, fine then.

Porn it is.

I hope you're happy with yourselves ;-)

Someone bring me a Lava Flow!



Lovely copper swirl clasps from Miss Fickle Media. I decided I needed to beef up my supply of clasps and these fit the bill perfectly!



And since I can't ever go to Shannon's site without buying more than one thing, I got these cute turquoise disks at the same time.




Hammered and oxidized silver rings from Cathy Dailey.




I decided to get some oval rings from the same store - y'know, just to have something in a different shape.




And a pair of these cute flower charms as well.






I've had my eye on Hint's gorgeous silver charms for a while and finally took the plunge (no pun intended) with this little dolphin. Very appropriate considering my recent vacation (which you'd know about if you'd read yesterday's blog post...I'm just sayin')





Lynn Davis is really doing some phenomenal things mixing her polymer clay with her pewter pieces. I thought this bird with the floral setting around it was just darling.



And then she posted this heart and I was just stunned by how pretty it is.





Even though I do my own resin work now, I haven't taken it to the next step yet of creating my own bezels out of metal so I'm happy to buy these more unusual pieces from Amanda Davie. I love the dark patina she gets on the metal and her choice of images.





I haven't been a big follower of the whole "owl" fad that's been going on the last year or so, but I did kinda fall in love with this cute little blue guy from Yolanda's Clay.





Got this cute little butterfly and floral square at the same time.






And Gaea just kept on having a de-stash sale...so I just kept on getting more sets of her gorgeous beads. They are so cute like this that I almost feel like I don't have to add much of anything. I could just string 'em as is and add a clasp and be done. And okay, I probably won't do that, but it's nice to know I COULD.







See? I told you I just kept on buying from her...






A pretty coral-colored butterfly design from Summer's Studio, Etc.






Some great blue and green ceramic beads which I bought to potentially (or not, might use them separately) go with this:





...totally rockin' butterfly pendant.

Now, normally, there'd be lampwork here, but I've been trying to cut back on my lampwork purchases. I have enough for about 3 lifetimes. Plus, since my jewelry rarely, if ever, sells...even the stuff I've used in designs is mostly still in my possession. It was getting kind of ridiculous (even for me). Not to say that I won't EVER buy more...I'm just trying to rein it in a bit so there may be a bit less lampwork in the porn posts from now on.

Hope you enjoyed this week's batch o' bead porn (and that you know the opening comments were all meant in fun...and if you don't...well...uh...this MAY not be the blog for you LOL!)

KJ



6 comments:

Boot ~C said...

I bought my own hint disc last week,(day of the dead skull, so cute!) & left your porn IN THE MIDDLE OF THE POST to check out the destash sale~ yeah I bought something there too!Your vaykay pix were nice, but I read my blogs on google reader so I don't always comment, but I totally envied you your poolside oasis, :D

Pretty Things said...

You've got to email me -- do you do as many craft shows as I do or do you just make a ton of jewelry? Because you seem to have the same buying patterns that I do! I'm so glad I do as many shows as I do and have a web store or I'd never be able to keep replenishing!

I just love your Bead Porn posts!

Elisabeth said...

Yea me - I'm a superior being! And humble too :-)

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

I checked out the Lynn Davis shop and I am in love (love I say), and of course the wonderful MissFickleMedia's site. Oh my!
Thanks for sharing!
Have a great weekend!
Beth

lunedreams said...

i think i better visit yolanda. and go back and see LeAnn again!

Gaea said...

That is quite the bead binge! Are you slurring your speech? Can you touch your finger to your nose? I think you should have a friend drive! Great collection! I'm glad you are enjoying them and can't wait to see what you make!