New Beads – Shop Update Today, 6.30pm BST

It seems to have taken me the longest time but I finally have my latest batch of beads ready to add to the bead shop tonight. There are around 150 items waiting to be listed. They’ll be going live today, 19th August, at 6.30pm BST. There or there abouts. Here’s just a little of what will be available.

bead sets

These cones were a hit last time, so I’ve made up some more…

cones group

…including a small number of matching pairs.

cone pairs

Talking of matching pairs, a while ago, I made myself a stack of beads. It was only when I finished that it occurred to me that it would be kinda helpful to have some smaller beads, to use at the top of earrings and suchlike. My default size that I tend towards when making beads is always kinda big, I realised. So, I challenged myself –

earring pair setsNow I just need to make some for me to use… There are six sets in all; if they don’t go I might start pinching them myself. And here are some of the gazillion pairs of earring charms and beads that I’ve made to go with them.

earring pairs

Really, there are loads, and that’s not to mention the healthy pile of points and wedge pairs that I’ve made.

points etc

And then there’s the headpins too – there’s also a lot of them.

headpins

But it’s not all earring-y things. There are a number of new focals – some of which took an age to decorate…

focals

And I came up with a new look bird design.

birds group

I’ve also made up multiples of some rounds and rondelles with some of my favourite glazes, so they can be bought singly.

singles

Finally, I’ve made a number of one-of-a-kind focals and head pin bundles, and some other bits and bobs, which I’ll be selling on Ceramic Art Bead Market in the next few days. In the meantime, all these and many more will be available in the bead shop later today.

Snowbound

It’s been a day of almost solid snow.  I’ve been finishing off beads to put in the bead shop on Etsy, just in time for a sale this weekend.  Just enter the discount code SNOWBOUND to get 20% off.  There are several new designs.  I’ve made some sets of smaller monaco leaf beads.

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And there are now mini owls as well

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with some in two tone pairs!

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And here’s a simple pendant that turned out nicely.

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So, stay in, keep warm, and bead shop.  And don’t forget: SNOWBOUND…

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