Bead Box 9 - Reveal

It's been just over two months since I shared the Bead Box that I had stocked. It's just a plain plastic organizer that I've been using for a few years to hold designs to make when I have the opportunity. Even with these planned out, I still don't get them made as fast as I want. And, since it's been so long since I shared the stocking of this one, several of the designs have already sold. But, as I've just completed stocking the tenth version of the box, it's time I show what came out of Bead Box 9.

If you're interested in the other iterations of the box, I'll have links at the end of this reveal. For now, let's get to what I made.

These Junk and Jewels earrings are made from glass buttons, key blanks, and a rhinestone chain. They were listed on Etsy and have sold.

The focal for this Blue Music Bracelet was made from a copper blank, a stamp, and Iced Enamels in turquoise. You can find it on Etsy. 

I found a pair of those large brass pieces at an antique store and have held onto them, waiting for the right designs. This necklace was listed on Etsy but has since sold. However, I still have its twin sister. 

Another antique store find was a bag of pottery shards that were marked that they had been found on Mobile Bay. I've since soldered a few of them, and this was the first to become a necklace. It sold quite quickly after I listed it on Etsy.

I love this pairing of old sparkle and new fiber to make up these simple earrings. You can find them in my booth at Southern Antiques and Accents.

I hope to make more of these shadowbox-like pendants at some point as they combine my love for using tin, mixed media techniques, and assembling materials. When I shared the elements for this bead box, a jewelry friend asked for dibs on however this one came together. I have to admit that I almost wanted to keep it for myself!

I designed this bracelet based solely on the colors of Vintaj Patinas that I used in the Tim Holtz quote band. It wasn't in the Etsy shop long.

This little soldered bubble turned out to surprisingly be one of my favorites at the end of one of my soldering sessions. I wanted to simply accent it, and a few flower beads seemed perfect. You can find this Bloom Necklace on Etsy.

I'm still a little tickled with myself for thinking to use the dalmatian jasper beads with this soldered dog pendant. It was claimed before it was even completed. 

The pendant for this necklace is another of those from the Mobile Bay bag. I shared a photo of it in progress on Instagram, and a friend asked me to save it for them.

I have to admit that I wasn't real sure about this bracelet when I pulled the elements together. I've since worn it a little and have to admit that it's remarkably comfortable since all those elements can lie flat on your wrist. This Tin and Loops Bracelet is available on Etsy. 

I wasn't sure what to do with that little oval of texture tin so I tried it in this bracelet. It doesn't work. At all.

I wasn't sure how this one would work out either but ended up really liking the end result. It's listed as Amethyst Drop Necklace on Etsy. 

I'm still a little smitten over all the texture I was able to add to the soldering on this mother-of-pearl button pendant. It's accented simply with a glass pearl and gunmetal-colored e-bead chain. I absolutely wanted to keep this Soldered Button Necklace for myself but chose to list it on Etsy. 

Yes, I know this Dream Cloud Necklace is a little odd. And, that's kinda what I like about it. I had no intention when I made the little dream charm but felt that it need something more to make it a full pendant. I wanted it to be a little dreamy and surreal and envisioned it hanging from a cloud with stars in it. So, I created it myself from some tin and Vintaj Patinas. It's on Etsy if it speaks to you.

I struggled to find beads that would have that faintly green tint of the old earring piece in them and fell upon those new jade ones. All in all, I think this Pistachio Key necklace worked out beautifully. It's still available. 

Those two little tin pieces have been floating around in my stash for ages. I'm so glad I finally bit the bullet and paired them with the little pink freshwater pearls. While these Pink Column Earrings are kinda small, their color draws the eye for sure. 

And, that completes Bead Box 9. Here are all the other Bead Box versions.

As I said, I've just finished stocking Bead Box 10. Hopefully, it won't take me two months to finish it and share what I made. Here's hoping y'all are staying safe and well!

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  1. The best aspect of this reveal was how you used accents (colour+ materials) in each of the designs. It makes them so unique.

    1. Thanks so much, Divya! That really means a lot to me that you see my pieces as unique. I so appreciate it.

  2. I am so impressed with everything that you have created. As always, I love that you use so many "found" materials. The items you use in your photos also make the photos more interesting. Love your blog!

    1. Aw, Mary, you are too kind! I enjoy using my found materials and definitely need to work on incorporating more of them into my work as I do have a large collection (larger than I should, anyway!) Thank you for your encouragement and for stopping by. It means so much to me. :)


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