Ok I know it's not emerald, not even the color is right. It's jade. But you have to admit the name works better with emeraldic than with jade-ic. If the jade is real or man-made I don't know. But I do guess man-made based on the prize and the fact that there are no imperfections at all. Real jade of that quality I assume would be much more expensive, but I am not 100% sure about that. Anyhow, the color is amazing with a lovely semi-opaqueness that really catches light beautifully. And it works so well with MissFickleMedia's patinated chain and the raw brass colors of the wire and the glass beads.
Mismatched In A Rustic Boho Style
Ceramic dangles with pattern - Scorched Earth
Dark bronze colored bicones with a flower patterned edge - GracefulWillowBeads
I remember when I bought this squirrel from HumbleBeads some years ago, together with it's brother/sister. I kind of imagined their whole journey from the US to Sweden. Seeing them leaving the house of Heather Powers, probably somewhat worried about what was going on and holding on to each other. Then shifting to the different means of transportation along the way, experiencing many exciting things on their long journey, until they finally arrived at my own doorstep. At last in their new home. I wanted to take such good care of them.
I don't know why, but I often get that kind of personal relationship with my beads. My mind just come up with these stories. As if they are actually living creatures. I sense it is a childish side in my personality that I can't help. But at the same time it actually adds something great when it comes to making my jewelry. I feel I have to honour my beads, so that they get the perfect company, not just anything that "will do". It is important that the context is right for all participating parts. This is the reason why I so often have beads laying for a long time before I put them into use. And look at this squirrel now. Isn't he very content? He feels good. He is where he belongs. In a good wood/forest. At least that's what I see.
Grey Squirrel - HumbleBeads
Bright blue lampwork disc - CheekyCherub
Forest green semi-precious stone rounds, jasper or agate I believe (please, if you know write a comment)
Elongated twisted camagong tiger wood beads
Rust red waxed linen cord
Earrings - Rustic with patinated parabolic discs
Perhaps I am effected by that I saw the film Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy just the other day, (I really liked it), but these earrings I imagine as some kind of parabolic receptors taking in signals from outer space. Possibly even traveling through space themselves.
Art beads: Saffron Yellow twisted rings - MissFickleMedia
Green Erudite facetted polymer clay bead - Second Surf Bronze large Bicone with patterned edge, polymer clay- GracefulWillowBeads Green edged raku ceramic Disc - Jubilee Yellow raku ceramic House - Jubilee Oxidized Copper Oak leaf dangle - DaisyChain Teal on dark clay small Pebble bead - Gaea Pink and orange polymer clay cube - GracefulWillowBeads Green raku ceramic House - Jubilee
My aim in my current earrings period is to make designs which are more playful than I would normally do, or just not typical for myself. And I am very into the stacking concept, combining in a fun and perhaps unexpected way. Also I am going through my bead stash to find beads and components which have been waiting there for a long time, to finally be put into use.
Art beads: Pink and orange cubes by GracefulWillowBeads.
Brass ear wires from Vintaj.
Art beads: Green enameled corrugated rounds by PaintingWithFire.
Rosey copper ear wires by E2SSupplies.
I treated one of the copper barberry leaves dangles a bit too rough, so it broke at the stem. But as I had only two, and didn't want to give up on the design idea I fixed it, creating a new bail with copper wire.
Art beads: Grey with white discs by SecondSurf.
Rosey copper ear wires by E2SSupplies.
The copper cups I've had for ages. Happy to finally create something with them that works, in it's own quirky way :-).
Please let me know if you like and want to buy any of these earrings.
The weather here in Sweden has been unusually warm for this time of the year. But I have suffered from a cold, and had to spend time in bed (which I really hate) so I haven't been able to enjoy the outdoors life like I normally would do during such periods. Fall is my favorite season. And the sunny fall days are just so wonderful. Well, I didn't have to spend ALL the time in bed, so I managed to pull together some new earrings at least. It might be the beginning of an earrings craze. Kind of like the bracelet craze I had at the end of the summer. I am very in the mood for earrings at the moment.
Art beads by Scorched Earth and MissFickleMedia.
Dotted And Stacked
Art beads by SecondSurf and E2SSupplies
Gold And Black
Art beads by Gardanne
Art beads by PrimaDonna, BeadsByEarthTones, MissFickleMedia and JNicLoft
Yellow And Blue Cubes
Art beads by Jubilee and MissFickleMedia
Please let me know if you are interested in any of the items in this post.