At least I have my car back and, for now, it's running.
And now, some fun news to share (and heaven knows I need some fun news after paying that mechanic's bill this morning!): a couple of my items have made it into Etsy treasuries this week!
My "Dandelion Wine" necklace that is in the most recent issue of "Creative Jewelry" made it into this treasury.
Also, my "Sunfire" bracelet made it into a really great treasury that features charm bracelets.
Beautifully patinated in teal, these brass fleur-de-lis charms are from Patina Queen.
A while back, I bought some violet-patinated chain from MissFickleMedia so of course, I needed the toggle to match.
Same story with this white toggle. I'd originally planned to use this and the white chain and links in my "Nautical Menagerie" necklace, but that design ended going more brass and gold and these pieces are copper based. Not to worry, though, I've got more good plans for 'em!
Same with these - they totally look like something you'd find on the docks at an old shipyard.
And then there's these lovely sections of patinated triple links. Yumm-o!
I know, but how could I resist something called "Persian Indigo Blue?" I maintain that it's just not possible.
This lovely pewter and resin connector is from Lynn Davis.
And it's double-sided, too!
More carved stone flowers - this time in aqua quartz.
Such pretty colors on thise Czech glass rondelles. I've already used these in a design that I'll be posting about next week.
This is spiny oyster with turquoise embedded into it. I just thought it was kind of unusual and fun.
And the colors are great, too, so I got two different shapes and sizes. All of the stone and glass items listed above came from UncommonBeads.
I've become a big fan of MenagerieStudio and when I saw this black and pink heart design, I just had to have it. I know it's going to look great with one of my hot pink and black French fleur-de-lis or heart resin beads. Can't wait to put that together!
On this one, I made my usual mistake of not checking out the size before I bought it and it's rather larger than I was expecting, but still soooo pretty. I may have to think a bit harder before I figure out what to do with it, but in the meantime, I'm happy to hoard it away for a while!
I'm always on the lookout for great filler or "secondary" beads. Something has to provide the backdrop for art beads after all. I thought these cute, square porcelain beads would be perfect for that.
So, I got some in yellow, too.
Ummm...and green. They all come from ExcellentGem.
I found this stunning purple, blue, silver and copper raku ceramic heart pendant at ElementsPottery. I just thought the colors on it were truly outstanding.
And then I found this ceramic floral pendant in the same shop. I fell in love with the deep mossy green and that hot touch of lavender color. I love finding really unique pieces like this that I haven't seen anywhere else.
Fun and summery lampwork with an etched focal from IMakeBeads.
These sets were so cute and she had such reasonable prices on them - I had to get both. I particularly like the little touch of black stringer work that gives a sense of motion and really makes the other colors pop.
More fairy skirt beads from MermaidGlass. I've already made a design with the purple/teal set I bought a while ago and will post about it next week. I'm having a hard time not buying up these babies in every color combo she lists!
Doesn't Kelley Wenzel make some of the cutest beads ever? I just love the nugget shape and the deliciously sugary and yummy looking colors on these nuggets!
She took a break from her never-ending glass egg production process to make this yummy raku set, too. Such incredible fire and sunset colors! It almost makes me overlook the fact that she doesn't spell Kelley the right way.