Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Better Late Than Never

I partially wrote two separate bead porn posts that were supposed to be auto-posted during the holidays, but things were so crazy, I never got either one of them finished or scheduled.

So, you get New Year's bead porn instead of Holiday bead porn.





Etched brass bead caps from Metal Me This.





And some copper ones, too.





Patinated spacer beads from Miss Fickle Media.





And some pretty patinated flower beads, too. Just perfect for thinking ahead to Spring!





Peach links to match.





And this great, yummy blue color called Benthic Blue. I love how it has touches of lavender in it.





Of course, chain to match.





I'm always on the hunt for unusual toggles...MissFM to the rescue with this great, leafy-green version.





And finally, this beautiful seahorse pendant...doesn't it look like it's been lost at the bottom of the sea in a treasure chest for years? I love that!





Did I mention there's a lot of metal in this porn? These beautiful copper teardrops are from Kristi Bowman.





Kristi also created this stunning ammonite pendant.





These patinated butterfly wings are from SL Artisan Accents.





And then there was that sale at Gardanne...where I lost my mind (and my bank balance...starting with these blue enameled starfish charms.





And the matching scallop shells, of course.





Couldn't pass up the sand dollar...





And then I did it all over again in another color - starfish charms in seafoam.





Matching scallops...





...and sand dollar.





If you've been reading the last couple of months, then you'll recognize these flower charms from some earrings I made back in November. They are from Menagerie Studio.





These flowers are from the same vendor and they've already made it into earrings as well.





This two-hole purple heart pendant is also from Menagerie, but I'm still hoarding it. Might need to bust it out for Valentine's Day, though.





This midnight willow pendant is from Humble Beads.





As is this summer butterfly.

I have so much more to write about, including everything that happened over the holiday break (presents, food, family, vacation, car emergencies, etc.). Just need the time to sit down and get my thoughts organized (good luck, right?) In the meantime, though, I can post this bead porn to at least keep the blog up to date (more posting is one of my goals for 2012...I miss being able to write more often!)

Hope 2012 is off to a great start for everyone.

See you soon!

KJ

5 comments:

Kristi Bowman said...

Oh my oh my, you've got tons upon tons of beauties there. I'm so pleased to see some of my copper among such beautiful components!! Thank you!

SummersStudio said...

I would have completely missed bead porn posts over the holidays having been on a nearly two week computer sabatical. It's always lovely to see your bead picks and I am swooning over all of the shades of blue. Happy New Year!

Courtney said...

You.Are.Killing.Me!

Drooling all over my desk. :)

Michelle said...

Yummy! I really like those Menagerie Studio pieces!
Michelle

Lori Anderson said...

You picked from some of my FAVORITE artists!