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beadstash reduction retreat

I spent Wednesday thru Saturday in exotic Pacifica, California. I went to visit the ocean and to make a dent in my bead stash.

I waded in the ocean but didn't go surfing or swimming—I wanted to, but I didn't have any body-heat-retaining water clothing, and the ocean was pretty cold. I spent a lot of time looking at the waves.

I made 19 pieces of jewelry and I'm pretty happy with them. I still have a lot of beads left though!

Photos below. More photos available on my Flickr page.



two-tone glass bracelet
two-tone glass bracelet

trilobite and cat earrings
trilobite and cat painted plastic earrings (elynne made these—I just put them on earwires)

three critters.jpg
"Three Critters" wooden bead and painted plastic necklace (cats and trilobyes by elynne)

labradorite and sunstone bracelet.jpg

labradorite, sunstone, and other stone bracelet
labradorite, sunstone, and other stone bracelet (two views, with more shiny-labradorite photos on my flicket page)

jasper and hematine earrings
jasper and hematine earrings

stone bead bracelet
stone bead bracelet

resin bead and painted square necklace.jpg
natural touch resin bead and painted square necklace. the square was painted by Sharon Bearce, a Belmont, CA, artist

pressed glass bead bracelet
pressed glass bracelet

stone nugget and octoball necklace.jpg

octoball
stone nugget and octoball necklace. Octoball is from Green Girl Studios

no1cat bone bead necklace

"No. 1, I presume"
No. 1 Cat and bone bead necklace. The pendant is "No. 1, I Presume" by elisem

green stone & wire earrings
green stone and wire earrings

goldstone nugget and bear necklace.jpg
goldstone nugget, fetish bear, and other beads necklace

flying saucer glass earrings
flying saucer glass earrings. I bought the beads at a craft fair.

fish and clear glass necklace
fish and clear glass necklace

natural touch resin bead eyeglass chain
natural touch resin bead eyeglass chain

big and small fish necklace
"Big & Small Fish" glass necklace

bear fetish necklace
"Bear Fetish" necklace

art glass bracelet
art glass bracelet

Comments

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firecat
Jun. 17th, 2008 03:58 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
ex_serenejo
Jun. 17th, 2008 12:08 am (UTC)
That there's some great stuff!
firecat
Jun. 17th, 2008 03:58 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
eeyorerin
Jun. 17th, 2008 12:22 am (UTC)
oo!
firecat
Jun. 17th, 2008 03:58 pm (UTC)
Thanks for looking!
dr_brat
Jun. 17th, 2008 01:10 am (UTC)
ooooh! Cool stuff!
firecat
Jun. 17th, 2008 03:57 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
mjlayman
Jun. 17th, 2008 02:48 am (UTC)
Nice work!
firecat
Jun. 17th, 2008 03:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
chickenwitch
Jun. 17th, 2008 08:16 am (UTC)

Your flying saucer glass earrings are out of this world, both beautiful and creative. You certainly accomplished a lot of beading in such a short time, but most of all you created a lot of lovely stuff. Were you going with the flow as you were creating the jewelery? Or had you planned out each project in advance? I like to know how people create their art.
firecat
Jun. 17th, 2008 03:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks! The way I was working was to put a pile of beads on the desk and then try to make order out of them. Usually it meant lining them up on the desk to see if they looked good in that order, and then stringing them.
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