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Sunday, December 18, 2011

I Get So Excited When I Get New Findings.....

I recently ordered some ribbon clamp findings in a basketweave design.  I have had these in the past that would just wrap around a single width of leather, but I decided to go wide - actually I needed them for a project that I am working on which will be disclosed sometime in January, but in the meantime, I have been playing with them.  I also used the Kuchi buttons I recently received. 

This is what I came up with last night after I went to bed.  Yes, I generally take a basket of stuff to bed with me and make stuff until I get sleepy.

It is now listed in etsy.  I hope you like it.  I sure had fun making it.

I also made a lighter version of my "Fireworks" earrings as a special order last evening.  Some women can wear about anything from their ears, but there are some of us that need to stay with lighter earrings.  I made this version as a lighter version - the original Fireworks pair weighs 8 grams and this pair weighs 5 grams.  Now I can tell you that 5 grams is not very much. 

This is the lighter 5 gram version.
This is the heavier 8 gram version.

The difference is in the mirage or, as we called them in the 60s, mood beads.  The coating that changes color with temperature changes has been applied over metal in the 8 gram version and it has been applied over resin in the 5 gram version. 


Kristi Bowman said...

I'm loving your style Jean!! What are those round beads in the first set of "lighter" earrings?

Jean A. Wells said...

They are mirage beads, but they are resin, not metal. Thank you!