I've been working this week on new lampwork beads and bead sets. I've pulled out some 22k gold and silver leaf sheets to layer on to the glass. I love some of the special effects you can achieve with the leaf. Of course I had to make some of my crusty beads as well. Here are some of the sets I posted yesterday.
Following are also some ceramic beads I posted last week. I'm working on some of my favorites from this batch this week to have available next week since they sold pretty quickly. Thank you!
While Bear was recovering this week I took some time to make some jewelry for Gentle Wind Designs on Etsy. I made some patina pieces a while back that I wanted to make something Boho inspired and also some earrings with some birdie plates I etched and hadn't decided which headpins I wanted to add to them. On the subject of Birdies, I purchased these really cute bracelet connectors from Aunties Beads the other day and I Love them!
I added some of my ceramic beads and one of my little ceramic purple hearts to Aunties connector.
A little Boho Chic with my patinated metal plates
I made these with the same patina technique and added some of my lampwork beads and some new Greek wavy spacers and chips that I now carry in the shop.
Love how these little birdies turned out. I added some new lampwork headpins to these.
One more Boho Chic design.
Some new lampwork bead sets I listed on Etsy this week.
Bear's surgery went well yesterday. He had two large stones removed. The little guy is a real trooper. He's hardly complained at all and slept most of the night. I would like to thank each and every one of you that contacted me and wished him well. The sale at Havana Beads was a success and my family and I are very grateful. Here's my little boy taking a nap this morning.
I just came home from the vet with our little Miniature Schnauzer "Bear". My little guy has been very sick this week and we went back to the vet today to have x-rays. He has bladder stones and needs an operation on Monday. I usually don't like to mention these things on my blog but thought that maybe a sale at this time on Etsy would be a good idea since I almost fainted when they told me the cost. Today through Monday August 4th, I will be having a sale at Havana Beads. Type in "BEAR15OFF" to receive the discount before checking out. I've posted a great deal of new beads lately and will be adding some more headpins and other beads as well. Thanks so much. Here are some picture of our little guy.
Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend. I'm expecting my boys over tomorrow for a wonderful Easter dinner. I have lots of homemade goodies planned so I have to get to work in the kitchen. Meanwhile I'd like to have a little sale at Havana Beads this weekend. Coupon is up for 10% off your entire purchase with the use of coupon code "Easter2014". I've stocked up the headpins and even have some special bead sets available. Here are some pictures of some new items. ENJOY!
It's time for spring cleaning at Havana Beads. I've heavily discounted some of my older ceramic beads. These are new and in great shape. These are beads and pendants that I have only a few left or I don't have the particular glaze to make them any longer. If you can use any of these for projects they're at a great price. Some over 50% off. Here are a couple of the little bundles I put together. There are 16 Destash listings in all.