Right after I posted my last post, I dove into those beads, and made up a bunch of new stuff! On Tuesday, I made a pair of earrings and a seahorse out of the last of those gorgeous green tourmalines. The seahorse looks so beautiful with the light behind it! The green tourmalines positively glow! I wore the earrings over to some friends' house for dinner the next day, and my friend bought them right out of my ears! Luckily I took pictures of them earlier that day! The earrings were a variation on a design I had made before, and I used the last of my scapolite trilliant briolettes for the tops of them. They set off the deep green of the tourmaline briolettes beautifully!
I was so inspired with how they turned out, that I spent much of Thursday playing with more variations. I stopped in at The Bead Shop in Hailey, on my way home from the post office, and they had these cubic zirconia briolettes that I couldn't pass up! I made 3 different CZ earring pairs in two days, then switched back to natural gemstones over the weekend to make up two more pairs of earrings. I still managed to go skiing both Saturday and Sunday! And, I finally mastered the telemark turn! :D
Then yesterday, The package I'd been waiting for arrived! I had glass artist, Kerri Fuhr make a custom bead for me. She had some really cool raven beads in her Etsy shop, and I asked her if she could make a magpie one for me. I love how funny and smart magpies are! There are a lot of them where I live, and they visit my back yard often. I sent her a picture of a pose I liked, and had her put a berry in its mouth, like in one of her raven beads, and she did the rest! As soon as I opened the package, I started working on a bale for the bead, so I could wear it! I wanted to incorporate my wire work, but not detract from the bead itself. I am quite pleased with the results, and have been wearing it all day, and admiring it! I hope you enjoy looking at it too!
If you have a chance, check out Kerri's Etsy shop. She just added the most gorgeous swan bead! www.kerribeads.etsy.com
Wishing you all an abundance of good things! ~Pippi
I have always loved making things with my hands. It has always amazed me that I am able to take an image in my mind and make it come into form. Like magic!
I will never have enough time to create all the wonderful things waiting to come to life from my imagination, but you can see a few of the lucky ones that actually get made here.
I hope they bring a bit of joy to your day!
Thanks for looking!