Saturday, February 19, 2011


It's been one of those crazy busy weeks for me.  I have two large bead shows next month; The Intergalactic Bead Show and The Down the Street Bead Show, so I've been trying to fill my bins which are not looking too good right now.  It's amazing how many beads it takes to fill these trays.  I've also been trying to make some jewelry pieces including my Bead Soup piece.  I'd like to report that my Bead Soup piece is all done and I'm ready for the reveal.  I love how it turned out!  Here are some new items on Etsy.  It's over a week's worth so there's a lot of pictures.

I love the multi-strands on this bracelet.  It looks really pretty on a small wrist even though it has a great deal of beads.  SOLD

These are handmade antiqued brass etched plates with freshwater pearls.

These are little head pins.  Listing includes two flowers and two leaves.

Little head pins in yellow.

I love how these turned out.  I have a thing for owls and copper.  The beads are faceted whisky quartz.

These were a special order for a great customer of mine in France.  I made them for a bracelet but never made them again to list for others to purchase.

The following 4 beads are all Pandora/Biagi style beads and where also a special order for a customer.  I just made some more of these and will be listing them this weekend, hopefully.

The following beads are all enameled over copper beads and are listed in my Havana Beads Shop on Etsy.


I have a thing for copper!  How rich can it get with this wonderful material.  This is my own etched piece with beautiful faceted czech glass beads and copper beads.  Bracelet is finished with my own clasp and an extension chain.

This is also my copper etched plate of a maple leaf .  I added faceted Czech glass in a very pretty green with a picasso finish and I love the Czech glass rectangular pieces, lovely.  I finished it with my own handmade clasp.

This bracelet was inspired by the new lampwork beads I just made.  They're on a transparent base with pretty browns, ivory and terracotta.  I'll have the lampwork beads listed hopefully this weekend.  I'm trying to have some lampwork jewelry pieces ready for the shows next month for inspiration.

Last but not least, Camelot.  Totally made with metals yet has a romantic feel to it.

Enjoy your weekend,


1 comment:

  1. Raida, your beads and jewelry are all so beautiful! If I had to choose favorites it would be very difficult! I love that you have a wonderful variety of colors and mediums.

    Good luck at the shows!