Friday, April 03, 2015

Catch Up Bead Porn

Okay, so, the bird obsession has lasted a little bit longer than I thought LOL!  I've been out and about taking bird photos at some nearby "birding hotspots" and now have the eBird application on my iPhone.  I also got a nice pair of binoculars and have been reading up on how to improve my photography.  I want to get a new camera, but I figure I can only justify it if I start to get serious about learning how to really use the camera I currently have.

Hey, when I get into something...I go whole hog (see "beads" and "obsessed with"...ahem).  The good news is, I think all the photography work has definitely yielded some results.  I took some amazing pictures at the Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary last weekend and will be sharing them as soon as I've got time to download and edit them.

An upcoming family vacation promises even more opportunities to put my new bird-finding and photography skills to work as well.

In the meantime, I thought a bead porn post was long overdue:



 
Textured brass ring and...
 

 
 
...textured pewter ring and...
 

 
 
...hammered brass ring from Dream Girl Beads.  I use these rings  with my waxed linen cord bead/wrap/knot technique.
 
 
 
 
Tiger ebony wood ovals and...
 

 
 
...drilled rings from E and E Bungalow.
 

 
 
Pewter dragonfly clasp and...
 

 
 
...pewter seahorse clasp from Fab Beads.
 
 
 
 
Textured copper toggle clasps from Supply Your Soul.
 
 
 
 
Brass shell charms and...
 

 
 
...whale's tail charms from Havana Beads.
 

 
 
Enamel disk charms and...
 

 
 
...enamel rings from Eden Art Glass.  I used both of these enameled pieces in a couple of recent pairs of earrings.
 

 
 
Cute bunny polymer clay pendant and...
 

 
 
...coordinator charms from Beady Eyed Bunny.
 
 
 
 
Multi-colored Mykonos ceramic squares and...
 

 
 
...short tubes from Linden Avenue.
 
 
 
 
Ceramic bead set from White Clover Kiln


 
 
Green blue droplets and...
 
 
 
 
...orange sherbet ceramic sticks from Suburban Girl Beads.


 
 
Brightly dotted lampwork from Puffafish.  I just used these in a necklace design - came out so pretty!  Great materials always give you a better shot at great results.
 
 
 
 
Tiny, yummy glass "droplets" in shades of green/blue...
 

 
 
...pinky/orange...
 

 
 
...and violet/green are all from Pinocean.  What can I say?  There was a sale and I couldn't make a decision LOL!

3 comments:

Creative Haven said...

Those are all gorgeous. when are you going to do a big year ;)

Diana P. said...

Thanks for featuring my ceramic beads!

Kristen Stevens said...

I have missed visiting but you are a bad bad influence!!!!