I've been busy making a ton of dyed bone bead strands. They've been pretty popular and I've been getting a lot of requests, comments, custom orders and reserves.
It caught me off guard--I wish I would have immediately had a ton more to work with.
But I've got a ton now, so I'm trying some different techniques. These first three photos are all grey tones. Obviously .
|Chunky discs and barrels...|
But I made some brown ones too. These aren't on reserve, and
These aren't listed quite yet. But I'm putting together some strands with the mixed colors and special shapes. They'll be listed within a day or so.
This elephant pair will
be listed super soon as well are listed. I almost kept them for earrings. But I'm so in supply shop mode that it just seemed right to put them there.
these nut beads. It got all wonderfully crazy worn looking.
Here's some dyed wood beads. They'll be listed within a day or so too. I've got several sets of (different types) of dyed wood beads. They don't all work, and I haven't figured out a way to tell until it's in progress. I think it has to do with dynamics of the commercial sealant on them. A lot of the ones that dye and alter well are vintage and very 'rustic.' They're usually found on obviously-handmade crafter necklaces. I'm thinking they were probably originally extremely inexpensive/cheap purchased in massive bags for macrame type work in the 70s. I've obviously constructed an entire false mythology around the provenance of the rustic wood beads. But they sure do dye well.
And finally, believe it or not, some actual new jewelry is listed in my jewelry shop! I love the darker green glass beads in these. I've got some smaller ones listed in my supply shop; also these, which are pretty much just like the ones in the earrings; and also these which are the same larger size but a little bit lighter in color.
Oh, the photos to show. But this is probably a good stopping place. My mouse is malfunctioning and it's driving me crazy.