Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Birthday Bead Porn

Woo hoo!  It's my birthday!  This begins the 1 year countdown til I reach the half-century mark - I CANNOT BELIEVE that I will be 50 next year.  I really need to plan something awesome to celebrate that number.  Maybe I'll finally make it to the Tucson bead shows, or Bead & Button...or Paris!  Something that will require a full year to plan LOL!

But in the meantime, for this year, I thought some bead porn was called for:


 
 
Strawberries 'n cream faceted rondelles...
 

 
 
...green Picasso teardrops...
 
 
 
 
...and pretty blue flowers from Arte Bella Surplus.
 
 
 
 
Purple Picasso Czech glass with sunburst designs...


 
 
...and pink Czech glass flowers from Aloha Bead.  They have great Czech glass, beautiful bracelet kits and some truly gorgeous lampwork as well...be sure to check them out!
 

 
 
Hammered copper teardrops with lavender patina...
 

 
 
...smaller teardrops with aqua patina...
 

 
 
...and, my very favorite, these gorgeous crescent moons with a verdigris patina.  These are all from Miss Fickle Media.
 

 
 
I found this unusual raku dragonfly and leaf oval focal and...
 

 
 
...raku starfish pendant at Spinning Star Studio.
 

 
 
These beads are also raku, but a whole different color spectrum with lovely coppers, golds and blues.  They match perfectly...
 

 
 
...with this starfish pendant.  Both are from Star Spirit Studio.
 

 
 
This beautiful ceramic floral toggle pendant is from Mary Harding.
 

 
 
Turquoise frit lampwork head pins from Havana Beads.
 

 
 
These pretty green glass headpins are from Gardanne Beads.  They look like lime lollipops!
 

 
 
Brilliant violet teardrop headpins...
 

 
 
...and a variety of leaf glass headpins from Nadin Art Glass.
 

 
 
Delicate floral lampwork bead pair...
 

 
 
...and this wonderful and unusual set of lampwork ovals and spacers are from Pinocean.
 
Thanks for visiting my birthday bead porn party.  Hope you enjoyed it!
 
KJ

6 comments:

TesoriTrovati said...

Oh, happy day, Miss Kelly! May the next trip around the sun be the best yet! And if I get a vote, I say Bead & Button ;-)... or Paris! (One of these days I should get that passport I keep threatening!) Enjoy the day! Erin
P.S. Crescent moon and pansy glass... I see them dripping with PEARLS! ;-)

Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

Ooh, bead porn is the best, Kelly... I see some of my favorite artists represented (you have great taste) :) Hope your birthday was fabulous! All good things come in the fifties BTW

lunedreams said...

Happy birthday to you and congratulations on your wonderful new acquisitions! (LOVE Pineocean.) 50 is the new 30.

Cynthia said...

Happy Birthday KJ!! Thank you for giving us bead porn on your special day.

thecolorofdreams said...

Happy Birthday! Love all the beads but the pink Czech glass flowers are the best.

Shaiha said...

Now that is some yummy porn! And happy birthday. Things only get better after you turn 50.