Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Bead Table Wednesday!

Finally!  I haven't been able to participate in Bead Table Wednesday for AGES!  Now I've got a new laptop, and a new year, and even a new month - so what better time to show you the next new project -Desert Treasures:

I don't work with earthtones very often - they usually tend to run purple-r and brighter, but this focal, I believe it's one of the million of kinds of Jasper, caught my eye the last time I was at Bead Haven in Frankenmuth - it's rough rather than polished, and is center drilled.  I added an eye pin with bone and jasper drop to the bottom already.  The plan is for another asymmetrical affect - I just can't seem to get away from those these days.  I have lots of 'treasures' to add to the piece, I'm hoping to continue working on it this afternoon.  The clasp still has me stumped - I may have to do a peyote tube and ring toggle.....
I finished this piece this morning as well: 

Break of Day, which is made up of lots of Labradorite and Swarovski crystal.  The focal is especially beautiful, purchased on the same shopping trip as the above Jasper focal.  I like this one a lot, so it may be a keeper (I'm surprised I have a big enough space to hold all of my "keepers"!)
I also have a few unique Valentine themed pieces to work on, though, as well as preparing "To the Trees" in it's newest formation to take back to the gallery tomorrow. 
What's on YOUR bead table this week?  If you aren't a member, go check it out!  There are over 250 members, and most of us post photos of our messy spaces and new projects or bead loot on a weekly basis.  Just another fun way to stay involved in the bead world...., and the name of the group is Bead Table Wednesday! 
Peaceful beading,


Lori Anderson said...

What a clever use of noodle beads!

coolmoon said...

I love noodle beads, Lori. Only we call them tubes 'round here. I did use my 'noodle' when designing it though! HAHAHAHA.