I'm a little bummed about the way the pics came out. I took a class last year in "marketing your jewelry" and they said not to use flash, but to use a good light that mimics daylight, so I did, and they still came out too dark!! These are the first 8 of 24 total pictures I shot today. The first picture shows a light blue & lavendar necklace w/ matching earrings, and a "floating bead" necklace w/ matching earrings.
Picture 2 shows lampwork beads that I purchased from a fantastic website called Austin Hamilton, out of Vancouver BC. They have the best prices for lampwork beads and I love working with them.
I found the cutest paisley beads at a bead shop in Puyallup so I made the peace sign necklace & earrings. The set next to it are really pretty blue/purple beads w/ "pearls".
These are far too dark to show the pretty purple millefiori set on the left, w/ purple glass pendant and rutilated quartz & garnet w/ silver heart pendant on the right.
Oops, here's a better shot, I forgot I took 2 pics of them, and in the past when I've deleted one picture, the entire batch of pics deleted so I don't dare remove the above pic.
Necklace on the left is made with tourmaline and rose quartz w/ a quartz pendant. The one on the right are cool pink beads w/ black swirls & "pearls"
The double strand necklace is made of fluorite, one of my fave stones. The one on the right is fancy jasper (greens).
The necklace on the left is faux turquoise b/c the real stuff is out of my price range, but the turquoise pendant is real. The sent on the right is made from blue/crystal glass.
More pictures to come later!!