Saturday, March 15, 2008

My first (2) etsy sales! And some new stuff I've made.

It took me a while, now that I'm back to homeschooling my daughter, but I finally photographed my newest things and posted (most of) them on etsy. I haven't done much beading at all in the past few weeks, now that she's back home. But some things are definitely more important than others.

"Gold and Black Beaded Wrist Band" is done in gold-colored Delicas with a black stripe of them running through. Done in gourd stitch, which, I've just found out today, is totally different than Peyote - I'd always thought, as most beaders do, that they are one and the same. This narrow bracelet would look good on a man or a woman. I used a magnetic clasp on this one.
"Feather and Turquoise Earrings" have silver-colored Delica beads, with a few turquoise chips in between. Dangling from the bottom is a beautiful pewter feather. Earwires are surgical steel.
"Beachcomber" features a shell pendant carved into a flower, with wood and bone beads making up the strand it's hung from.
"Emerald Throne" in a royal combination of green and gold, has Czech glass beads in green, with some gold highlights, beadwoven beads in gold-colored Delica seed beads, and a couple of Czech glass leaves.

"Potted Plant" never made it onto etsy. A friend at church is buying it after I re-size it for her. Thanks, Trina! The darker, no-flash picture shows the truer green iris color of the Delicas I used for the ends. I love the iridescence of the iris beads.

"Shimmering Heart bead embroidered cuff bracelet" was purchased March 4, 2008. My first etsy sale! Thank you, Michelle!!
"Sleeping Gypsy Bead Tapestry Wall Hanging" was also purchased by Michelle in Australia. I hope you LOVE it, Michelle. It was truly a "labor of love", since I had over 100 hours of work in this piece.

The pattern was the first I've done on a bead pattern program I purchased a while back. Stay tuned for more, but smaller, pieces I am planning, using this program.

If you're interested in purchasing any of the items I have listed in etsy, you can go to my shop here - On A Thousand Hills. If you're interested in one of the above-listed items, you can just click on the picture. If it's listed for sale at etsy, it will bring you right to that item in my shop.

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