Now for those that come to visit me I guess ya noticed that I have been missing for a week. No worries, all's good here...now. It's just been a rather stressful two weeks and last week I just needed some down time. Of course, ya'll that know me know me, know that I didn't just sit. My art is my therapy and that I do more of when I'm feeling down and blue. Since I did have several pieces of my shell jewelry made I had a sweet little week of sales. That cheered me up BIG TIME. Thank you to all that purchased ^_^ I have a 20% off promotion going on from now until Monday and to receive it all ya have to do is use the word BEACH at checkout. Since I did have a good week in sales, I'm currently working on some more pieces. ^_^
Here's one that I just finished and Boy oh Boy did it take me back to my hippie days.I have always loved hemp rope jewelry and I discovered I had some real beauty of some shells to make this piece with. It's bigger than any I have made so far. See................
The base is a scallop shell and inside is a broken Murex shell along with a glass vial filled with some of our beach sand. Yeah yeah...I'm an outlaw..hehe...NOT!!! I get my sand from the shells once I clean them. Ya can't imagine how much stays inside of them when ya pick them up. Inside of the vial also are some pieces of coral and tiny shells and some tiny pieces of sea glass. The outside of the vial has two tiny barnacles attached.
I did one of my twisted square knot cords and this necklace can be worn at 20 inches all the way up to 38 inches. The closure is one of my twisted square knot ones so that you just slip it over your head and can wear it at different lengths. (everything from the 20 in between up to the 38)
I have also been working on some of my beaded memory wire bracelets and plan on getting several added to the shop by next week. That is if folks stop buying them before I even get them finished...hehe. That's alright though.....I just like that they are liked and are selling. Here's one that I have made two of so far and am patiently waiting on more wire to get here so I can make yet another one.
Now....it's time to get to work. I hope that you have a fantastic weekend. Get out and do something FUN!!
Until next time...............HUGS,