Monday, September 7, 2009

Happy Labor Day!!!

Goodness! I have so many blog posts to get caught up on today. I might have to spend the day at the computer to get them all read. I hope you all had a great weekend and Happy Labor Day to everyone!

I have been busy, busy, busy. I was working on several wire projects over the course of the past few days and my poor hands are feeling the results. I have areas on my hands split open from pulling the wire, chunks taken out of my knuckles, and numbs for fingertips left from the steel wool. Yeah, I try to use gloves with the steel wool but they usually get in my way and I end up doing without. I know, that's bad. So, needless to say, I won't be doing any hand modeling any time soon. And what do I have to show for my beat-up hands? Three bracelets, two necklaces, and five pair of earrings. All the pieces have been oxidized and some polished. Some already called for and will be shipped out soon.

Here's what I'm showing off today.
Monet's Water Lilies Lampwork Bracelet
Lampwork beads from Norma Brink again in a wide range of colors. This bracelet is very simple but I think those beads have such depth to them and I didn't want to take away from that in any way. All wrapped in sterling silver that's been hammered to flatten the loops then oxidized and polished.

I also made these free form swirl earrings to match which have the same bead as one on the bracelet. These might go in the Etsy shop or they just might get put on my website. More info on that to come.

Ok, so I think I have five people so far for the Thanksgiving earring swap. I'll continue to mention it every now and then to see if we can get a few more in the group. Also, if you gals have any jewelry making friends that you want to mention it to please go ahead. The more the merrier!


  1. They're beautiful, I love the all the lovely colors and of course the wirework! Happy Labor Day.

  2. hoooo poor hands!! be careful...but the result is terrific!! a very good bead's choice!!!

  3. Such pretty beads Leslie! You make gorgeous things... be very proud of that. Enjoy the day! Erin

  4. All very beautiful, lovely work!

  5. You have been busy! And what gorgeous pieces...right up my alley with that wire work and lampwork. And your pictures are fantastic!

  6. Gorgeous worth the injuries! The lampwork beads are little pieces of art the way you showcased them in your designs.

  7. Hey Leslie, love your new pieces! I love lampwork and wire together, my favorite combination. I have a bunch of lampwork beads that are just waiting for me to pull them out of the drawer and make something with them.

    Include me in for the Thanksgiving earring exchange!! I somehow missed that post.

    Have a great day,

  8. Gracias! Too kind, too kind. Many thanks ladies.