Wednesday, April 15, 2015

From the CraftyHope Etsy Shop

With all the (my) excitement surrounding the Art Show and antique mall display, it's been far too long since I've shared some of what's in the CraftyHope Etsy Shop. While I try to recoup from vacation, get my house in order, and get my head on straight let me go ahead and do that before I sink into any other blog post topics.

First up is the newest piece in the shop. I let the winged heart focal from Tree Wings Studio really be the star of this necklace.
Winged Heart Necklace

These earrings are all kinds of unique! The wood beads were hand painted by me and the discs are old game pieces.
Bingo Chip Earrings

So delicate, girly, and romantic; this necklace features a reproduction keyhole (scrapbook element) that I colored with some guilder's paste along with a small ceramic Gaea rose connector.
Sweet Keyhole Necklace

I thrifted this brass knob backplate some time ago without any notion of what I would do with it. It only took some resin flowers, a few holes drilled by my handy Pat, and simple beaded dangles to up the wow factor and transform hardware into wearable art.
Hardware Garden Necklace

Another set of altered awesome-ness; these earrings were lowly brass office brads before I worked some magic on them with Vintaj patinas.
Unexpected Earrings

With a bezel in hand, I looked for elements to fill it. A single-hole mother of pearl button-ish thing and a metal crown fit together nicely. ICE Resin sealed it all together. The crown made me think of my cousin (she's the princess) whose favorite color is purple. So, with small purple beads and some glass pearls, the chain flew together for this regal necklace.
Delicate Crown Necklace

These earrings may not make much of a statement, but their subtle beauty cannot be denied. Again, I used brads, but these are decorate scrapbook ones. They were paired with glass moonstone beads.
Pale Lilac Daisy Earrings

Finally, this bracelet was re-listed. It was published in Jewelry Stringing's Summer 2013 issue in the Bracelet Gallery section. It features the work of several bead artists including Gaea, Humblebeads, and SueBeads. It's stunning and also adjustable!
April Bracelet

There's plenty more goodies to see in the CraftyHope Etsy shop. Let me know what your favorite is! Did I showcase it here or is it something else in the shop?

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