Wednesday, December 9, 2009

What do you think?

Remember when I was making those cone shaped discs here are a couple ways I am using them.

This is a bracelet that can also be a long necklace or doubled to make a shorter necklace. I am still field testing this one, I am not sold on how the shorter necklace looks.

Sorry for the image heavy post, but I would love your input. I have been making some end of mandrel beads, that is a bead with the hole only in one end. I have been using epoxy to secure them to the end of leather cording, you could also epoxy some silver wire in there for a wrapped loop. I like to make jewelry that has more that one application, some of the leather cord necklaces can be worn long or short.

I have a couple new focals in my etsy bead shop. These abstract flowers or trees, what ever you want them to be, have been very popular.


Barbara Lewis said...

These are all so beautiful. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw them. I love the orange cone and the green/gold bead. The bracelet with the earth tones is wonderful with the triple/quadruple (?) strands. And the turquoise beads ... I just notice your genius, you have the color arrangement reversed. All are very beautiful and distinctive!

kelleysbeads said...

Oh Anne, I LOVE your off-end mandrel beads. They turned out fantastic and how you're using them at the ends of the leather is perfect!

TesoriTrovati said...

The colors are so rich and vibrant. I love them. Those cones are the best! I can see many possibilities there. And I love that long necklace. Very simple and stunning.
Enjoy the day! Erin

Gardanne said...

Thank you ladies you are all very generous.