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Winter Nights

Winter Nights

09 February 2022
I keep trying not to quote "Zooropa" lyrics, but that's exactly what this feels like to me. I'm deeply happy with the result but this is not a project that I saw coming. Whoops? Very sparkly whoops?

The blue really hits you first, that luscious indigo/cobalt/color of dark sky not-quite-black. And then then the little purples and greens are definitely there when you start inspecting it. Which is, basically, impossible to show in 10 pictures, let alone 20, but I tried. Lighting matters, obviously. I had all these beads and I wanted to use them. So I did. Exciting stuff, this. It was just really nice to have no plans and come out of a two day project which should probably not have been a two day project *cough* with... well, sparkly.
Currently Available.
Still Breathing

Still Breathing

03 November 2021
Well. ...It's personal. And something I wanted to make for me before I delved into a bunch of other projects.

Plus I was trying something a little different with the end pieces there. Success! More of this style might pop up in the near-ish future.
Better Than Chikin

Better Than Chikin

29 December 2020
It was absolutely time that I finally got around to doing this. I've had the idea for a couple of years, but... 2020, man. I had to get it done by the end. Feel free to check out the legitimate cost breakdown in the Etsy listing I just figured out and don't know how to feel about, too.

Actual information about all of this: Chick-fil-A’s many controversies, explained.
(For Sale.)
Polychromatic

Polychromatic

25 April 2017

Apparently I... needed some color. A lot of color. I'd picked up these beads because they were shimmery on top of being just shiny, and picked up the light to give off a bit of a glow effect depending on the angles, so how could I resist? Apparently I couldn't resist the extra silver "scale" bits or the round glass "hematite" beads, either. Then I threw in the rest of what I had left of this imitation rhodium-plated steel chain because additional shiny and... here we are.

Unsurprisingly, I enjoy it a lot. I just can't look at it in bright lighting for very long. There were some pauses between photos.
(For Sale)

Black Humor

Black Humor

08 March 2017
For some of us, it is the most delightful coping mechanism.

I'd had these little black labradorite beads hanging around for a while, picked up from one place or another because black labradorite. I bought the tiny pewter skull beads on a whim, because who wouldn't? The rest just sort of... fell into place when I was looking for something "simple" to accomplish. I think it worked out quite well myself. Subtle... to a point.
(For Sale)
AS IS TRADITION Bracelet

AS IS TRADITION Bracelet

22 August 2016
The phrase "as is tradition" started at Desert Bus 8. I believe it actually did have a specific purpose, initially (such as the insistence of taking people to the store, which is something that would take another a paragraph and a video to explain), though it sort of just spiraled out of control from there. I know I've been using it ever since.

And so, as is tradition, I had to make something beaded for Desert Bus 10, and I jumped on the chance to use this phrase. It also fits perfectly on a bracelet that's about 7.5 inches long, and that clasp was being discontinued so of course it fit the rest of the color scheme perfectly.

Sold at Desert Bus 10 for $360! Thank you for your generosity CanadianGirlFNC!
Chaos Flowers

Chaos Flowers

23 May 2015
It was one of those "I just wanted to do something different" projects, something that was kind of the exact opposite of Legacy of the Nameless Queens, but using the same seraphinite and medium-dark silver beads. The result was chaotic, shiny, weird and interesting... and reminded me of a bunch of strung flowers. Hence.
(Sold.)
Across the Great Divide

Across the Great Divide

08 May 2014

Across the Great Divide.  A reminder of where you’ve come from, and where you’re going to. Now you can focus on the journey.

Everyone who has ever teased me about my dragon-like hoard of shinies, or my general inability to leave a craft store without getting at least one little interesting thing, take note: when I’m looking for a random “palette cleansing project”, all I have to do is run my hands through my shiny pile and I’ve got everything I need.

(For Sale)



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