I was actually pretty productive this weekend. I feel like I haven't done much lately, but that's not necessarily true. I've just been working on paper clay or making bead caps and a few pairs of earrings. I started a Very Exciting™ necklace Friday night, but I don't have the focal yet. No use photographing it without the focal. But I'll get it next weekend. And I'm afraid I'm going to have to keep it when I'm done. I rarely claim my creations for myself, but sometimes I'm just not willing to part with something. Good thing I have a similar necklace planned that will be for sale. Same focal, plus a gorgeous cast pewter piece from Lynn Davis. And the focal for both pieces will be chandelier crystals that my mom saved after my parents' house was chopped up by falling pine trees during Katrina. Her chandelier was irreparably broken, but she saved what she could. I always loved it as a child, and I remember her on more than one occasion taking off every crystal to soak them and polish them up. It'll be nice to have one of them to wear for myself.
Then I made a really fun blue & brown necklace with one of my paper clay birds. I don't want to part with this one either, but I will. I'm just particularly excited about it right now. Here it is!
It's composed of dyed jade nuggets, big brown seeds of some sort, tiny jasper drums, some opalite moonstone, sari silk, antique bronze birdhouse, chain & findings, paper clay bird and clasp - both made by me :)
And here are some earrings I've made in the last couple of days.
Bonus if anyone recognizes what tin all these beadcaps came from. They're all from the same one, and it's pretty popular. When I put the word out that I wanted people's unwanted decorative tins, I got 3 of these, lol.