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Bird's Nest Artisan Pendant by Honey from the Bee


I ended up using all but one of my Humblebeads pendants this past week.  This last one called Seasons is simpler and sort of has an Asian feel to it I think.

My muffin tin has some empty spots, but I'm holding myself back from filling them with new projects.  I think it'll feel a lot better if I clean out the tin.  A sense of accomplishment should follow, right?

Muffin Tin filled with beads on Honey from the Bee's table

They weren't in my muffin tin, but I decided to put together some pairs of earrings that would coordinate with the three bird inspired necklaces I just completed.  I used Shari Replogle's etched bullet casings in these.  I'm not making any statement except that I'd always use bullets for jewelry over any other use.

Etched Bullet casing earrings - nature inspired

Bird Song Earrings (SOLD)

So what's on deck for this week?  I've got a commission to do for a very sweet friend that I've been mulling over for awhile now.  Now that my garage is set up for my kiln and torch I'm ready to work on her turquoise cabochon.And I couldn't help but pull out a new project from the muffin tin.  I had to order some more seed beads, because I wasn't sure I had the right color yet.  So it'll be probably next week before I complete it.  I'm excited to start on it though as I am really loving the two pieces together and the colors I'm thinking of...

Have you been designing more Autumn and Winter things?  What colors are you leaning towards?


Love your color combinations!

Love your color combinations!

I love those casings, and I

I love those casings, and I shoot a lot so it would be a natural fit for me . . . . if I had the talent to do them, lol!! The earrings are beautiful, and so it your necklace!

those last two photos pulled

those last two photos pulled me right in...i cannot wait to see what that becomes. i love it as is, laid out on the table. it is going to be a real special necklace!i tend to choose colors based on mood and inspiration, rather that season. working with a black/blue iris & purple & matte black today.

Love the necklace with the

Love the necklace with the Humblebeads pendant! I hadn't seen the bullet casing beads before, not sure I would have realized what they were without you telling us...very cool re-use :)

That new necklace is

That new necklace is great...the leaves, branch and pendant go great together!And I love the idea of using bullet casings for earrings!I've been working on some fall and holiday items to take to shows with me. If they don't sell this weekend I'll have lots of new items to list next week!

Thank you all! GPC - Since

Thank you all! GPC - Since you have a supply of bullet casings maybe make some beads! With all the patinas available now you could make them in all kinds of colors. The ones I bought were imprinted with a design and then etched.I can definitely see that having a show to go to would prompt one to do seasonal since you want to get the impulse purchasers. Christine - I think I'm the same way - but since I'm outdoors so much I guess I'm inspired but what I'm seeing. The weather here turned cool quickly so my warm sunny beach inspirations went whoosh out the window. : )

I love the Seasons pendant!

I love the Seasons pendant! And I can't wait to see what you do with the coral in the muffin tin.

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