Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Fall Jewelry

Well it has been a long while since I have blogged!  I am seeing that it has been since March.  I have been so busy with family and illnesses in the family which is why I have not been on, but really missed blogging! 

It is hard to believe that summer is almost gone!  I'm in the process now of choosing bead colors for Fall and trying to figure out what colors would look great together.  At this point I am in the process of purchasing all the September issues of the Fall magazines so that I can start getting my color palette together, so I will be prepared for the upcoming bead show in October where I will get to purchase a lot of beads!!!

For my Etsy store I am focusing more on building the paper bead jewelry section.  So far I have started collecting pretty colored paper to represent the season (see below). 

Some of the paper has a nice sheen to it, so it will be interesting to see what kind of beads it will make.  Building the paper bead section of my Etsy store does not mean I won't be working with seed beads and crystals.  I have already begun to work with Fall colors!
Pictured above are my orange stackable bracelets for fall.  This bead bracelet stack is perfect for the upcoming fall weather.  I love the little jack o lantern charms that dangle with the crystal and seed beads.  There are 9, so you can wear them all on one wrist or on both wrist.  You can even share with a friend! 
I was fortunate enough to have a friend give me some really pretty orange paper.  The paper was thick so the beads were quite a bit bigger after I hand rolled them and I was able to use end caps on each paper bead to create the purple and orange necklace below. 
Fall is actually my favorite season, so I'm looking forward to working with all the colors associated with Fall!