I have had these moss agate beads since the early days. They’re rice-shaped and a lovely mottled green and white. Fun fact: moss agate is not actually an agate, but a kind of jasper that’s misnamed. Either way, they’re a lovely mix of colours and good in earthy pieces. I wanted to make a bracelet, since I haven’t made nearly as many as the necklaces and earrings I’ve done in the Challenge so far, and these moss agate beads seemed like the perfect candidates for the job. Since they’re quite petite, I needed something to be a focal piece for the bracelet. I chose a faceted agate (of unknown kind) bead that I got in a random grab bag. It’s light green and white, with a deep burgundy stripe running across it. It was a perfect match!
Category: 100 Day Challenge
I seem to be on a roll with these anonymous blue stone beads! This time, I’m using them as the main bead in a necklace, which is accented with some great shell beads that show the shell’s spiral in the centre. I’m not sure which type of shell they came from, but the way they’re cut is absolutely fantastic. I was completely taken with them when I bought them, but this is the first time I’ve actually used them.
Woo hoo, Day 75! I can’t believe I’m 3/4 of the way through the Challenge. As a reminder, or for those who didn’t start at the beginning, the rules are thus: I will post a new item each day for 100 days; each item is made from beads and findings that I had in my stash at the start of the Challenge. This way, I have to go through my stash and actually use some of the beads I’ve been hoarding. It also forces me to be creative since I’ve got a limited (though fairly extensive) set of parts to work with.
Today I paired the blue stones from yesterday’s necklace and the last of the leaf drops that we saw in Day 51’s necklace and Day 52’s earrings. I liked the style of the earrings from Day 52, and wanted to do something similar but with a different colour. Which one is your favourite?
Sometimes I have beads in my stash for so long that I no longer remember where I bought them. These white beads are one of those items. They’re glass, and in a funky shape that looks a bit like they’re random chips when they are strung together. The strand had three sizes of these beads, so I strung them so they graduate from smallest in the back to largest in the front of the necklace. I paired them with some 6mm blue stones that I can’t identify. Whatever they are, they have a nice, organic look to them and go well with the white chip-style beads.
For today’s project I just had to make some earrings to match yesterday’s necklace. Simple and bright, these earrings feature green shell beads carved into flowers, gold plated accent beads, and some gold-plated surgical steel ear wires.
A very long time ago, I bought some shell flowers from a shop online. There was maybe a dozen or so, and I used them in a necklace that sold fairly quickly. When I saw a full strand of these online back in the fall, I had to grab them. This time, they’re in a simple design with some gold-plated spacers, set into some gold chain.