Wednesday, September 7, 2011

BTW - Projects I did today

Here's what was on my table today.  I got an order for a necklace, bracelet, and earrings made with purple beads. Well actually the lady saw the necklace that I had made up with the variegated white and purple press glass beads that I won in a giveaway on Andrew Thornton's blog, and dark purple Swaroski crystal pearls, she also wanted to know if I could make her a bracelet and earrings to go with the necklace.
Well I told her no problem, although I used all of the press glass beads in the necklace, but I can make the bracelet and earrings out of the purple crystal pearls.  It turned out that I had also used all of the purple crystal pearls in the necklace as well, ut oh!  I went to Hobby Lobby today looking for dark purple glass pearls.  They had purple glass pearls but they were the wrong color of purple, so I started looking for anything that was 8mm and purple.
I was just about to give up when I spotted the 8mm Amethyst beads they were a perfect match. They came with 18 to a card and all Hobby Lobby had left was three cards, so I snatched them up. Hobby Lobby is having a half of sale on metal findings so I snatched a few of those items and got out of that store before I spent too much money.

   I think the necklace, bracelet, and earrings came out nice.  I like the necklace made up with the Amethyst more than I did with the dark purple Swaroski crystal pearls.  Since I had to redo the necklace, I kept one of the pressed glass beads out for the bracelet.

I also made a pair of earrings from some lamp worked glass beads that I got from  Julianna of julsbeads blog she has a great store visit her blog and check out her store for some great deals.

Here is a teaser of what I created with my bead soup from my BSBP partner Lola of Bead Lola Bead blog.
I'm sooo looking forward to the blog party on 9/17/11.

Happy beading Y'all


  1. Isn't it close to impossible to get out of Hobby Lobby without spending a huge wad?
    You did a great job getting that jewelry set to work out. As well, those earrings are beautiful and I CANNOT wait to see the rest of your bead soup creation(s)!!

  2. We don't have a Hobby Lobby in Boulder, so I dump my money at Joann's...And the local bead stores, and on Ebay, and on Etsy,gosh, someone should start a beadaholcs anonymous for us:)))
    Super pretty stuff Therese. Are you going to be part of my Harley Challenge? I already finished my piece, but this time around I think I will show all the entries off together, and have a reveal day... Congrats on giving my (Sharayah's give away), don't forget to shoot me your address, so I can get your goodies to you real fast.

  3. oh very pretty set, love the amethyst....and the pressed

    can't wait to see your finished piece for the party :)

  4. We don't have a Hobby Lobby or a JoAnns near us, only a Michaels and that is an hour away.That's why I go nuts at beadfest :) I hear a lot of good about hobby lobby though. The set is wonderful, love those pressed glass beads. I need to get moving on my bead soup, at this rate I'll never catch up!

  5. beautiful set---the pressed glass is so pretty. i can't wait to see the soup! that picture is such a tease!

  6. Great job! Can't wait to see the rest of your work from bead soup!!! ;)

  7. Love the BSBP teaser pic!!! Can't wait to see the whole piece!!! =D

  8. Wow Therese, that set with the pressed glass beads is beautiful!! I still find it hard to believe that you haven't been beading for that long. Your pieces always look very professional. Love Ya!

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