However! I do still manage to get things made here and there, so instead of my colour post (which I do promise to get back to, because it should, I hope, be interesting!), I'd like to show you some of the sea themed pieces I've been up to.
I love the beach (I don't know anyone who doesn't, I have to say...), and I've always liked beach themed things. Needless to say, this does influence my jewellery making, especially this time of year! So here is what I've been up to...
here in my etsy shop.
here! I purchased both of these beautiful seaside sets of beads from artwithheart.
SoulSilver) to which I've added crystal, Czech glass, and sea charm chain dangles, as well as wire wrapped Venetian glass coins in vivid teal and turquoise. I've even used a seashell toggle clasp! (I love little details like that....)
Moogin Beads. I've had it in my stash for ages, and then it finally dawned on me that it really is kind of sea theme in colour - and huzzah! - I came up with the design for this lovely necklace!
fruit slice dangles from tooaquarius.
I've been up to plenty more, but I don't want to make this post novel length! You can check out my other work on my facebook page. For now, I'll leave you with a few links to some of my favourite shops for sea themed goodies, amongst others!
Gorgeous, aren't they? My first purchase of lampwork beads (and the beginnings of a bead addiction!) was from Stephanie Dieleman. Her sea themed beads are still some of my favourites.
And BohemianFindings is a favourite for charms of all kinds, including these lovely starfish!
SummerWindArt is a new one to me, and I've just made my first purchase from this shop of beautiful polymer clay beads and pendants. I'm excited to receive the gorgeous goodies I ordered!
Here's a beautiful set of ceramic beads from Bo Hulley. I have a similar set in my stash, and I'm sure whatever I dream up with for them will turn out to be just lovely - I mean, how can you go wrong with such gorgeous beads?
The last link I want to share with you is for BobbiThisnThat (the shop is closed for a few days as I type, but will be open again soon). This shop is my go to source for Czech glass beads of all kinds of shapes and sizes, including the beautiful green ones you see here in my earrings, as well as the vivid orange beads and the turquoise flowers I used in the hot air balloon necklace above! Do go and check it out - there are so many beads to choose from!
On that note, I'll leave you to carry on enjoying your summer =)