Some older things

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I am working on my photography. I am using the same set up and same camera as when I took the pictures of the chainmaille bad. However, I haven't been able to get the pictures as clear or bright since. So today I was playing with the camera and took some pictures of some older pieces. I edited them for lighting, but it's not too bad. I'll keep playing with the camera until I get it right.

This is a bracelet I made when caterpillar bracelets were all the rage. I have to say it is still on of my FAVORITE kinds of bracelets to make. These bracelets and bead dolls are the best for using up odd leftover beads.
This necklace is called the Blue Phoenix. It's one of my favorite pieces I have ever made. It's all Czech glass and seed beads with the exception of a row of Crystal Rose Montees. One day I would love to find all of these shapes in Swarovski crystals so I could do an entirely crystal version. I'm going to post a better picture of this one as soon as I figure out my camera set up again.

I used to work at Micheal's Arts and Crafts. I had several customers who showed an interest in using the Crystal sliders but didn't have any idea what to do with them. So I made these. Crystal bicones with crystal sliders. I've sold quite a few of these over time. They just sparkle like crazy.


This was just a ton of fun. Little seed bead fishes. They are stuffed with used dryer sheets! Thumbs up for recycling. This project was in one of the beading magazines but I can;t remember which one now. If anyone is interested I'll go look it up. I think it was one of the 'Beadwork' magazines.
This bracelet was from a book that compiled the favorite projects from a particular line of magazine. Again, I think this was 'Beadwork' but I can't for sure remember. It is so soft and slinky to wear. The color pallet was an experiment for me, but I think it turned out rater nice!



2 comments:

Kiwi Ellen said...

Well they might be old to you Crystal but new to me :) I really like them all - I bet your blue necklace looks great on & those fish are just too cute!

Crystal said...

Aww thanks Ellen! I really love the blue piece. But I had so much fun making all of them. :) I posted a piece today that I just made for my husband. Seems like the muse has bitten me!