Monday, April 7, 2008

Weekend activities

I bought some goodies on Etsy this weekend and this is one of them - millefiori beads from this store. I am trying not to buy finished jewelry unless it's something really extraordinary that I absolutely could not make myself, and so far I've managed to restrain myself on that. But I have to buy some beads once in a while, at least! (I also did another Fire Mountain order while I was at it - more Czech beads and a lot of those brass heishi I like so much, and a few other odds and ends.)

The March Botmo box arrived, a huge box since it's actually two months' worth of the "Mother of All Magpie" size - I had ordered an extra month when Elise had her clearance sale a few weeks ago. This month's theme was water and the one I got from last year was something about mermaids so it really felt like they all went together. Late last night, I decided that I had to have aquamarine earrings and so I threw the two that (sort of) matched onto wires with a couple of copper heishi. I suspect that I will probably end up redoing them later. Silver really seems to go better with that pale aqua color, but at the time I liked the copper, and it does look cute. Anyway, they will do for now! (There may possibly be a picture later.)

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Big apatite

My intent was to post all the pretty things I found here, but I haven't done too well so far. I love this one, though.

Apatite gemstone bracelet from expressionsbyerica, on Etsy.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Jewelry for your home!

So right off the bat I'm posting something that isn't actually beads, or even jewelry. It looks like jewelry, though.

Cut-glass mirror

From Horchow.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Beads galore, except not

Hi, I'm Mel. I keep making jewelry and admiring other people's jewelry, so it seemed like a blog was called for. We'll see what develops here!