I hit my 900th post around September, 2011. Seems like I was doing pretty well averaging about 100 posts per year...little did I know that 2012-2013 would turn out to be so challenging at work and pretty much drag my entire life focus away from everything else including beads. But in 2011, things were still chugging along with book reviews, bead porn (of course), the Bead Soup blog hop for that year, and some posts about various life stuff (like the giant power outage that lasted several days and knocked out power to all the schools so that they had to shut down just as the school year was supposed to start and this was also the time that Ryan was going for his red belt in Tae Kwon Do - which he earned and then decided he didn't want to pursue that sport any more which still bugs me to this day LOL)!
This round's winner will receive:
A copy of "Beautiful Leather Jewelry" by Melissa Cable. This is a great introduction to working with leather as more than just a stringing medium Wonderful photos, a comprehensive materials list and corresponding explanation, and great projects. The ONLY reason I'm letting go of it is that I decided I just don't have the bandwidth to expand into another medium at this time, but I really enjoyed the book.
Beautiful ceramic focal - designed to be used as a toggle pendant.
Vintage Lucite seashell mix.
Silver plated findings mixture.
Icy aqua and white lampwork set.
Patinated brass filigree.
More patinated brass filigree and a tiny lavender glass pendant that is hollow and can be filled with any mixture you choose: essential oil, tiny seashell/sand, tiny seed beads, dried flower petals, etc.
Ring mix: painted wood, fabric-covered and colored plastic.
Ribbon and fiber mix including sari silk, dyed silk ribbon, and fun fibers.
Venetian glass and crystal bead mix.
Ceramic owl pendant and raku ceramic leaf mix.
Clockwise from top right: lavender ceramic bead, wooden printed square tile, ceramic tiny bird and matching bead, ceramic beig bead and two ceramic bronze buttons.
Clockwise from top: pink and white striped polymer clay bead, lavender paisly polymer clay bead, black raku ceramic twist beads, pik and white ceramic lentil, pair of poly clay bird charms.
Copper and gunmetal chain, bead and floral link mix.
Lampwork set from Blue Seraphim including one of her handcrafted glass, paper and resin pendants in a matching color scheme.
And the lucky winner is: Dreamin' of Beads. Please email me with your address and I'll get your package out to you!