Speaking of the beading community, I have spent the last few days perusing beading and jewelry blogs, and have come to this conclusion: I am a bead n00b! Before blogging all I had to compare myself to were people I knew...and none of them made any jewelry. So, then, I was a genius. NOW I see all the absolutely stunning and intricate pieces being made out there and realize how new I am at this! My collection is tiny, I desperately need to work on my photography skills, and I would love to learn new techniques. I'm so impressed with what is out there, and welcome any commentary or input I can get!
Just off the top of my head some of the techniques I want to pick up are wire working, silversmithing, bead weaving....oh and how to make those super cute wrap bracelets...they look like this:
Cute right?? If anyone could point me to a tutorial that would be groovy.
SO the next part of this post will just be a beef up of my portfolio. I took some more pics of my work for your viewing and commenting pleasure. Enjoy!
Black glass stone and turquoise focal piece with cute bird charm
A gift for my boyfriend's mother...red bamboo coral with magnesite pendant and toggle clasp
No actual turquoise in this one, but still carries the color theme :)
Pearl and silver chain 2 strand necklace with a shell bird pendant. Its kinda sexy on with a tanktop :)
I have more to show you, but small doses is best I think !
Thanks so much for reading guys! Hope you were entertained :)