Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Just a Peek

Here is a peek at what I hope to work on next.


I found these Chrysocolla beads on a rare visit with my old college roommate in Wisconsin. She took me to this wonderful little bead “store” that turned out to be the spare bedroom of an older couple that made their living travelling from show to show, and selling out of their house to those “in the know.” Who would have thought I’d travel 1,000 miles and end up in the back room of an old Victorian house combing through strands of beads!

I fell in love with the colors of these beads and knew they were worth buying. Chrysocolla shows off captivating blue and green patterns in shades similar to turquoise and lapis lazuli. I decided the best way to use them would be a simple necklace (and maybe bracelet and earrings?) with ornate silver beads. Did I mention I’m in LOVE with these beads? I’ll be sure to post the results when I get the pieces finished. A special thanks goes out to my friend, Kim, for bringing me to this exclusive bead “store” that only the locals know!


leah said...

lovely! how wonderful is that? what a great story.

i went to a bar in ireland that turned out to be the main floor of a persons home. we hung out in back by the clothes on the line.

ButterCup said...

Pretty colors. Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. You're very talented. I wasn't so brave either, but my friends finally got me to be! and seeing what's out there, I finally noticed I'm not too bad! :) Go for it!
I'm posting something new, come and check it out.

It's Just Me said...

I understand that love. I teach my first necklace making class on Tuesday. I have to say I love to teach but hate to give up my "knowledge" We'll see how it goes.

judÄ— said...

Very beautiful beads, great story.. can't wait to see these worked up.. lovely, really.


JulieAnnA said...

VERY pretty beads! thanks for sharing a sneak peak! ;]

BlueTerracotta said...

Those are beautiful beads! Can't wait to see the finished piece!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Thanks for the visit and comment. You have nice looking jewelry. I haven't made any in a while. Looking at the beads and hearing about where you bought these makes me miss doing it.