Thursday, December 02, 2010

Pornarella's Premature Bead Porn

I told you I was keeping that nickname!

As mentioned yesterday, Friday's posting this week is reserved for a blog hop so you get your weekly dose of porn one day early - yay!







Silver butterfly charm with a gold patina to make the design stand out. I love this piece, but it is another stunning example of my inability to figure out sizes when shopping on-line. It's TINY. I mean...REALLY TINY. And it's not like the size isn't mentioned in the listing by the vendor, Jocalatte, because it totally is. I'm just blinded by all the shiny goodness when I shop and sometimes a little too quick to hit that "buy" button. It is cute, though, and I'm sure will make a nice little accent dangle on something someday.






The Czech glass obsession continues. These are a twisted nugget shape in purple glass with a picasso finish.





More twisted nuggest in a lilac/vanilla color combo that I just loved.





Beautiful lilac opal picasso rondelles.





Similar beads with more of a cloudy blue/lavender color.






Peachy-pink faceted nuggets with picasso finish (say that three times fast!)





As usual, I am always a sucker for the "water" tones in beads.





These are a lighter amethyst and cream shade of the beads I used in my Poe's Raven necklace.





I liked the etched pattern on these Czech glass disks. Kind of unusual.





And un-etched disks in a similar color scheme. All of the above Czech glass is from Bead and Ribbon.





Faceted red aventurine coins.





I liked the size, shape and quality of these coins so much that I bought three sets. These are amazonite.





And the last of the three is this set of lapis lazuli coins. Great size and quality. I can't wait to use them in a design. All three sets are from MintDestash.





Enough is enough with the lampwork diet, right? I mean, if I'm gonna eat pecan pie, I might as well buy some lampwork, too. Because of the ribbon, cord, etc. projects I was working on recently, I invested in some beads with larger holes to accommodate the thicker stringing material - like this set of large hole spacers from HMB Studios.





Another set of large-hole spacers from HMB. These are etched and offered a great variety of colors.





More large hole beads - these feature dots of silver and are from Sue Beads.





Another set from Sue with great swirls of lovely purple, green, turquoise and blue.





And as long as I was on Sue's site, I helped myself to this pair of gorgeous lampwork lentils. I think the "webbing" effect on them is fantastic. Reminds me of an underwater kelp garden - one of my favorite things!





I've been anxiously waiting for Mermaid Glass to open her store back up because I am addicted to these Fairy Skirt beads. And voila! Not only new beads, but a new color combo that I didn't already have. Score!

That's it for this week's porn. Tune in tomorrow for the Color Challenge Blog Hop!

Love,
Pornarella

6 comments:

lorelei said...

These are delightful beads- my favorite: the czech glass nuggets. yum!
Can't wait to hop around the blog hop tomorrow!

Elisabeth said...

Love your selections!!! And I am the same about sizes - have lots of charms that I thought were gonna be focals

SummersStudio said...

I share your Csech glass obssesion, especially those with Picasso finish and watery colours. I think maybe I will hop over to Etsy now and buy some more. Not to use. Just to look at.

Mellisa said...

Oooh all my favorite colors! Those coins are delicious :)

SueBeads said...

Thanks for the mention, Kelly! I love the beads too (yes, mine, but the czech ones!).

Mary Newton Designs said...

You find the greatest shops! Thanks for doing all the work for me!