Thursday, February 14, 2013

Some new Jewelry.........

...........that I got finished in time to take to the Bead Fair in DesMoines.  (If you want to know more about the show check out yesterdays post.)  I have wanted to make these wrap necklaces for a while.  They are long about 48" with no clasp, so you can wear them single or wrapped to make multiple strands. 
 They have all kinds of little treasures in the strand and I made several colors.  I honestly had trouble stopping as they were just so much fun to put together and decide which bead might be fun to add next.

 I of course had to make some earrings to go with the necklaces.  Since I wanted to tie in the seed beads from the strand I made a tiny seed bead flower which is a take off of one in the October/November 2009 issue of Beadwork Magazine.

The earrings of course had to come in all the colors too.

And off we go.............. my first show of the year.  This is what my spare bedroom has looked like for the past two weeks as I was getting ready for the show.  I have been filling up trays with beads just as fast as I could and have lots and lots of new beads.  We will be in DesMoines IA at the Windsor Heights Community Center at the corner of 69th and School Street.  Saturday 10-4 and Sunday 10-3.  The Bead Fair moved last year from the Living History Farms to the Community Center and it is a wonderful building with lots of parking.  So come and visit us as the weather has promised to be nice this year and we will be having lots of fun.