Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Materials That Inspire

Last year, I discovered some beautiful acrylic flower beads that several shops sell on

They lend a sense of fun and romance to any design and, until last week, I've used them exclusively in earrings. I listed several new pairs last week which garnered rave revues.

A friend mentioned that she doesn't have pierced ears, but she really liked the flower earrings. I worked up a design for a necklace featuring these lovely beads.

These are so much fun to make...

I really enjoy wire wrapping - it puts me in a zen-like mood, and the results are delicate and airy.

This month I stocked up on some new brass findings for experimenting. I like using the filigree stampings,

but these simple circles have lots of potential.

I'm well stocked for the upcoming show in two weeks. I'm not usually this well prepared for a show this early and I had an attack of nerves last night: lying awake until 3 AM, my brain churning away, and feeling like I've forgotten something important. I sure do hope I figure it out soon!

copyright 2009 Shibori Girl


Fete et Fleur said...

Beautiful things as usual, Kate. I wear my earrings all the time, and love them!!


SweetbriarStudio (Christie) said...

No matter what you might forget, you'll have a beautiful selection for the show :).

lori vliegen said...

i'm love, love, loving your new necklaces, kate!! i'm a real sucker for anything dangly....and these little flowers are just the ticket!! they'll be a huge hit at the show!! :))

Gabriela said...

Hello Kate,

Love these pieces!
All the best for your show.

~ Gabriela ~

somepinkflowers said...


you forgot to
s l o w
you forgot to


everything will B fine!

{{ everyone should B
so organized! }}

trisha too said...

these are really lovely pieces--
the earrings are charming. you are so talented!!