Gracious, y'all. I'm so far behind! I was over halfway through writing my blog post to share what I stocked in Bead Box 11 before I realized you haven't seen what I made from Bead Box 10 yet. Geez! Actually, there's a good chance you HAVE seen a bunch of the completed jewelry if you've looked at my Instagram or Etsy. In any case, it's time for a reveal of all of it.
If you're new here, my Bead Box is simply a divided organizer in which I pack each compartment with the elements for a jewelry design. I use this box when I'm low on inspiration, away from home, or just need something to keep my hands busy. I'll list the previous boxes below for you to explore. For now, let's take a look at what I created (and didn't - spoiler alert!)
I knew this first design was going to be one of my favorites, and I was right. It actually sold not long after I got it listed on Etsy.
This Fairytale House Necklace
was partly created for a challenge involving mushrooms, and partly because I needed to do something with that amazing pendant from Gaea. You can find it on Etsy.
Like the previous necklace, this Woodland Mushroom Necklace
also used a Gaea pendant with a mushroom theme. It's also available on Etsy.
I had such high hopes for those enameled copper rings from Gaea. While this necklace looks great in this picture, it was a fail as everytime it moved, it got a little wonky. It wasn't the sculptural piece I had envisioned. Hopefully I can find a way to use those loops in something else.
These earrings came together in a flash. I think they're a lovely pop of color and allow the beauty of the enameled beads to shine through too. Get a better look at these Enameled Green Earrings
There's something so cute and vintage-y about these earrings. With their neutral tones, these Swirls of Brown Earrings
are a great final touch to any outfit.
I have to admit, I'm never quite sure how a bracelet will work until it all comes together. This one that used beads from my random bead soup worked out beautifully. It already has a new home!
I like to think that this necklace will help spread a little joy with its sparkles and pop of red. I know it brings a smile to my face. This Joyful Necklace
can be found on Etsy.
The tenth item in my box was to to be a bracelet. I remember being excited about the design. But, when I sat down with the elements, I just couldn't seem to figure out how to bring them all together. I scrapped the design. It happens. I'm okay with it.
These earrings have a fun, funky '80s vibe to theme. I love how much movement they have. They're available in the booth at Southern Antiques and Accents.
I really love how cute this pair turned out too. The mixed metals is something I need to do more of. These can also be found up at the antique store.
Since I was digging the little beaded shapes in one of my other bracelts that alternated with tin, I replicated them in this one with some beads and a cute word charm. It's simply named Create Braclet
and can be found in the Etsy Shop.
These don't exactly match and are just a little odd. I think their quirkiness is fabulous! You can get a better look at these Blue Cone Earrings
This necklace came together beautifully. It's destined to be listed on Etsy very soon (probably today!) And, hey, doesn't that pottery shard kinda look like a dollar bill?
These sweet blue earrings have just a few elements, but make a statement. You can find them as Blue Floral Earrings
And, this is the last necklace from the Bead Box. It's a simple little thing with a lightweight chain and nice natural elements. I'll likely list it on Etsy when I can get enough light to get some pictures taken.
If you're interested in my seeing my previous bead boxes, here's the full list.
Like I mentioned above, I'm already working on sharing what I've stocked in Bead Box 11, so stay tuned for that. And, let me know which of these is your favorite. I'd definitely like to know!
Wow, a plethora of beautiful designs and each one is so unique! I was thinking about mixing metals, too. Sometimes, people don't buy earrings from me because they are copper or brass, so silver color ear wires may become the solution I'm looking for. About the enameled rings - you could try wrapping them with 22 Ga wire instead of using jump rings before giving up on the design :)ReplyDelete
All of your pieces are terrific. I love the happy necklace. It is perfect for spring and summer. Well done!ReplyDelete
Aw, thank so much, Kathy! These came together so quickly really. And, I'm already tearing through box 11. Though, the 100 day project is helping with that. Thanks for stopping by!! :)Delete