Silver and Green Byzantine

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The next necklace for the shop is finished. I tried it on last night and it looks amazing. It's done in silver and green aluminum rings in the byzantine weave. I love this weave. I love making it and I love wearing it. I just snapped a couple of quick shots with my phone. It will get the glam photo shoot when the weather and sunlight cooperate.

I am toying with the idea of making a twisted weave with the byz as a choker. I played with the concept with the finished necklace and draped it over my wrist to see if I liked the effect. I like it very much. I'm excited to try it.

I've got a couple of custom orders I need to fill first though.


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The new sparklies are here! I can hardly wait to dive into them and get to work. I've got a big batch of shiny aluminum, three colors of anodized aluminum, and I'm trying out a shiny brass. I think it's going to be beautiful with the pale pink. That is the first combo I'm going to try out. I will keep you updated here, and as soon as something is finished it will get added to the shop.

I've got something else I've been working on, another prototype. I have this really interesting yarn. It's bumpy and wiggly and a really awesome color for summer. So yesterday I whipped up a little dice bag! It just needs a cord to go with it and then I'll photograph that to show off as well. Dicebags are so personal as any table top gamer will tell you. I have one to go with each particular character I play. HA! I also love making them. My mother, who is not a gamer, also commented  on how much she loves the little bag. I think she wants to commission one a bit larger as a pouch for her sunglasses. There's an idea also... small change purse? It could be anything I guess, couldn't it? Well pictures to come soon!

It's Official

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After a long hiatus, it is official.

Things Treasured has an etsy shop now! 

Currently in the shop are my favorite stitch markers. They are light weight aluminum rings with Czech seed beads strung into them. Some of the sets have whimsical row markers on them, and some are just a bunch of the beaded rings.

By Friday I should have a new jump ring order arriving by post. This means Byzantine necklaces should be in the shop by the end of next week. This one is already sold, but others will be coming soon.

I hope you will come visit the shop!