I saw these little pea charms...they were too cute to pass by. I knew I had to make some earrings. So that was my plan when I bought them probably two years ago. I drug out my jewelry making box and got busy.
I went through a "phase" two years ago of making glass beads. I worked for about a year learning how to use the torch and I went to a local craft studio to use their equipment and their expertise as the equipment is rather pricey! Anyway, these black beads I made myself! I had a small plastic food container full of beads that I made, so while I was making jewelry I got them out and started putting them together!
These are not ones I made, but I thought they were pretty. I love pink and black together.
Here are more of the ones I made. I had enough to make a full necklace...
I learned all sorts of techniques and achieved various levels of expertise (or maybe just experience) in making these.
Some things I mastered, some techniques I never could grasp....I learned how to make square beads, but my squares would have five sides or they would be rectangles. I tried and tried to make two of a kind (any kind) for earrings and those two black beads in the second picture were as close as I got.
So these nonmatching beads in the necklace were perfect!
I put a cool clasp leaf and twig clasp on the necklace.
Very pretty in my favorite colors and very one of a kind!
I had a problem with my linky party code. I thought it was set up as a thumbnail party but it wasn't. It's all fixed now but can you add your link again? I''m so sorry for the inconvenience. :( xoxo
Following your blog, came over from Making the World Cuter. Cute stuff here!
HI! found you through the follow along! new follower here ^^)
I love your work it is so beautiful!
awesome job! I love the clasp!!
Beautiful beads. I am in awe.
Your jewelry is absolutely beautiful! I'm so impressed with people that create such lovely things.
Hope you'll stop by my blog when you get a moment!
I love jewelry! Those look amazing! Thanks for sharing over at Tuesday Tell All.
Beautiful Beads! I would love to learn to make glass beads!
Ellen, you are a woman of many talents, and I'm so honored to have you share them at Rook No. 17! Thank you!
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