Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Something Old is New Again...

I'm excited about these beautiful old buttons, made into pendants ready to become long, luscious necklaces for fall.
Some have agate stone centers and perfectly blend with vintage-looking irregular faceted rounds coming in small quantities fromt he Czech Republic, long the center of beautiful and unusual glass beads.

Others have rivets that catch the light in a very sophisticated way. The look is long this season, so we'll be dangling these near the waist in a very romantic look over subtle, rich fall colors.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Seeing Green

The season is bursting with new sprouts! You can't help but be obsessed with sunlight seen through something green....

Lilacs & Lavender

Pale purple takes over- the color of the sky in spring after rain as the buds sprout.
Look closely, the intricate lampwork beads seem like little cakes decorated with frosting flowers of creamy pastel glass.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

The Stones of Spring

A breath of spring is in the air...and we jump forward in time this weekend! Leaving less time to bead, but more light nights. The sparkle of sunlight on frozen snow is going, and the bright blue March mornings are coming.

What are the stones of Spring? I think of pale pastels- of colors not quite developed out of winter pales. Rose quartz, with its ice-like veins reminds me of a cold mountain stream flowing under snow. Getting ready to burst free. Looks like the vaguely-tamed wild when combined with Victorian natural brass elements, the pale and the dark, the nebulous and the ornate....