Bead Table Wednesday: Earrings

Earring Mania!

I’m kind of on an earring kick lately.  It is largely motivated by all the cool copper clay components I have been getting from Dream Some.  They are kind of addictive, like chips or popcorn!  Here’s what’s on my bead table today.

BTW June 1st 2011The earrings on the left are made with wire wrapped jasper, brass chain and “pretzel” beads from Unicorn Beads.  In the middle are copper flower components, from Dream Some, that I plan to combine with the Brazilian amazonite rondelles.  And on the right is a pair of earrings that I am working on now; made with malachite and copper leaves, from Dream Some.

Speaking of Dream Some: I recently sold this pair of earrings, with Dream Some components.

Earring dangles by Dream Some

And these earrings were added to my shop recently.  The have  paisley textured flower charms from Dream Some,  paired with lampwork glass beads.

Copper flower shaped earring dangles with lampwork glass

I encourage you to visit the BTW Flickr group and  see what is happening on other bead tables.

link to BTW Flickr group


Where’s Linda?

old fasioned nurseI missed Bead Table Wednesday and I haven’t posted any new work.  I did my first Artisan Home Show and haven’t written about it.  Where have I been?  In bed.  Sick.  An ear ache that felt like someone put a knife in my ear.

Thank heavens for antibiotics.  The pain is much diminished now, but I still get tired easily  and I have a show tomorrow.  Carry on!

If you are local, I’d like to invite you to the Olympia Artists Garage Sale at the Armory on Legion Way.  I’ll be there, in booth #40 from 10:00 a.m. till 3:00 p.m.  I hope you will drop by and say hi!   The money earned from booth fees and the $1 entrance donation, goes to arts programs for community youth.  For more details, click on this link, where I created a listing for the Artists Garage Sale.

I won a free necklace on the Words 2 Wear blog!!!  Check out the Words 2 Wear blog  and her cool jewelry on ArtFire.  My winning quote was:  “Life is too short to be small.”

Bead Table Wednesday: Lampwork Sets

Portland Saturday Market

On Saturday, my husband and I took a train down to Portland, Oregon and spent a pleasant day nosing around this delightful city.  It was National Train Day (more about that later), so there were some vintage trains in the depot that my husband wanted to see and photograph.  Later we ate lunch at a favorite deli and then we headed over to the Portland Saturday Market.  This is a huge outdoor market (like a farmers market, but just for artisans), that is open every weekend for 6 months a year.  I think it says a lot that a small city like Portland, has enough support for the handmade to have kept this lively market viable for the past 34 years!

There was lots to love at the Portland Saturday Market, but here’s what I came home with, that is on my work space this Bead Table Wednesday.  Aren’t these fun?  The lady who makes them doesn’t have a website, so I can’t provide a link for you.  Guess you’ll just have to head to Portland if you want some of these for yourself!

Lampwork glass beads

link to BTW Flickr group

I encourage you to visit the BTW Flickr group and  see what is happening on other bead tables.