Posts Tagged ‘pearls’
I wanted to create a list of beads currently available for beaders who do stitchwork. So I sat down and started making the list, adding definitions and pondering taking pictures to link to each type of bead when I realized that this was a monumental task. There are SO many beads out there that stitchworkers can use it would take ages to put them all in one spot.
So I have decided to create a list of beads that I have worked with, or that I would like to work with in the future. That is still a huge list, but it is much more manageable than trying to get all the beads available. Feel free to list beads in the comments that you think I might enjoy working with that I have missed off the list and I will do my best to research them. If you would like to see what the beads look like, I have linked the company’s website I gathered the information off of. These are not necessarily the best websites to ~buy~ these beads at however, so if you would like to purchase the beads, there are other websites that work best for that. These websites are the company’s websites and usually only deal with other realtors who can afford to buy in bulk. I make no money advertising for these folks, they are simply the companies that make the beads we know and love.
With all that out of the way, we can start with the good stuff! → Read more
How has winter been for you? We have had a massive amount of snow here and I for one will be glad when it gets warm enough that I can open up the windows and air out the house. Not to mention seeing the grass again! I am so used to spending at least one weekend a month out in nature, camping or hiking. Something where we can get out and stretch our legs a bit. Sadly we have been so sick the last two months that we have had to skip our nature weekends! I miss it terribly! I would love to get back out into the wilds and breathe deep. It’s so relaxing.
Despite the wave of illness that has kept me from heading outside, I have been able to work on several crafty things lately. If I can’t get outside, I might as well make the most of the time I spend inside! I figured I would share a few of the projects with you to let you know I am still alive and kicking. Life has been super busy here at The Jeweled Heron and once the sun returns I will take pictures of my new creations and post them in the store! As always if you see something you like, let me know.
Seeing as how I love lists, (Big shock coming from the girl who likes to organize her beads eh?) I am going to organize my thoughts into a nice list for you all.I finished organizing my beads! It was great! Then I found another hidden stash of beads that has yet to be organized by the new organizational system I am using. I’m not sad about this. I’m actually looking forward to trying to fit them in. Does that make me weird? I have finished another pendant. When I was working on this one I was certain I wouldn’t like it. However, now that it is done, I’m actually liking it quite a bit. I am going to do it in another color to see if I _actually_ like it or if it was just a fluke. Till then, here is a picture of it. I tried my hands at another pendant pattern and realized I actually DO hate it. I won’t be posting a picture of that one. Seriously, it’s terrible. I’m trying to figure out how to save it. The more I think about it, the more I want to tear it apart and use the beads for something else. Ugh. I finished a necklace and matching earrings! They were super fun, and made up for the last pendant’s disappointment. Every failure deserves a win. This duo is my win. I found a fun blog post about jewelry inspired by books. It was cute! You should check it out too. This blog is just one aspect of the Jeweled Heron’s public face. Don’t forget you can find me on Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook too! They are a great way to keep up to date with what I am working on as I am working on them! You don’t have to wait for me to write up a formal blog post like you do here. Likes and comments remind me that I am not alone with my beady obsessions. *laughs* Just in case you missed it on the Facebook page. I love skulls. My little jewelry loving heart loves gemstones. You put the two together and I can’t help but want them all! Check out these amazing gemstone skulls! So realistic and so beautiful! I need to start a collection. *drools*
Welp! That is everything for now! I hope you folks have a great and crafty weekend!