Friday, April 24, 2015

Mood Lift Bead Porn

Nothing lifts my mood like good bead porn...and I'm feeling the need for that right now so settle in and enjoy some eye candy!

Every once in a while, I realize I've been so busy buying yummy beads that I've forgotten to stock up on important things like...oh, I don't know...findings and clasps LOL!  Kinda hard to put together good designs (or any designs, really) without those necessary basics.  Once I realize that "hey, I have 5 designs ready to finish and NO CLASPS for them", I tend to go on a clasp spree.  The next few photos are the results of one such recent spree.


 
 
  Bright copper hook and eye clasps...
 

 
 
...and patinated copper "S" clasp...
 

 
 
...and brass "S" clasps from Designs By Cher.
 
 
 
 
These cute starfish charms by Kristi Bowman are not pewter or silver, but rather white copper metal clay.  I love the aged, matte look of them.
 

 
 
See above info regarding clasp spree.  This aged bronze shell clasp is from Eden Art.
 

 
 
Of course, just because I'm on a clasp spree doesn't mean I can't pick up a few other items from the same shop while I'm at it like these bronze peacock feather charms also from Eden Art.
  
 
 
 
Tree Wings Studio has been doing some really fun and interesting things with leather lately.  I love the feathers she's created, but have seen a lot of other people snapping those up so I thought I'd go a different direction and try this flower medallion.  Love the colors!
 
 
 
 
Suburban Girl always has great ceramic pieces.  I love the soft colors in these blue drops and...
 

 
 
...these pale peach/ivory floral drops.
 

 
 
These earthy, rustic ceramic leaves are from Havana Beads.  That shop also carries lampwork and Mykonos beads/charms.
 

 
 
Copper and enamel disks in green..
 

 
 
...and bright coral from Eden Art Glass.
 
 
 
 
Bright polymer clay starfish charms in turquoise...
 

 
 
...and sunny yellow/red are from Kristi Bowman.
 
 
 
 
Beautiful lampwork set in lavender and...
 

 
 
...bright green are from Blueberri Beads.

 
Hope you enjoyed them.  I am looking forward to some creative time this weekend while the kid is at Boy Scout Camporee.

KJ

2 comments:

Creative Haven said...

You got some great stuff!

Kristen Stevens said...

Yes good mood porn for sure!