Wednesday, January 6, 2010

More Goodies from

It seems like a long time ago now, but way back in the beginning of December, some beautifully packaged silver arrived from As part of the blogging community, I had an opportunity to choose from their wide array of Bali Silver and Hill Tribe Silver components. I was so excited about receiving the components I had chosen. When I opened the package....what to my wondering eye should appear, but bodaciously beautiful, ornate Bali components. Wow! They were so lovely and the box bead so BIG! That blew my sketches right out of the water! When ordering, I think about what kind of design I want to create with the components so that when they arrive, half the work is already done. The box bead was destine for a bracelet until I laid my eyes on it. I felt like it sat up too high for the bracelet I had planned. So I quickly got to work on another sketch and I totally love how the pieces turned out!

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Icy Path Necklace

The Large Ornate Box Bead was used as the focal bead in this necklace. It is knotted onto black cord and embellished with my handmade beaded tendrils. This necklace is also unique because the length is adjustable. The ring is large enough so that the clasp can slip through and hook to the opposite side if you wanted to wear the necklace shorter. I love a versatile necklace, get more bang for your buck!

Icy Paths Earrings
The Hill Tribe Hammered Cones are an excellent focal for these earrings. The tendrils really fill these cones out and the hammered texture compliments the hammered clasp and ring in the necklace.

Dark Skies Necklace

I guess I was hung up on black when working on these pieces. This necklace is designed for the Bali Square Beaded Toggle Clasp and the Bali Large Bicone Bead with Granulation to be worn adjacent each other, resting on the collar bone. This necklace has a lot of texture and both of these beads add Wow Factor. Again this necklace could be worn two different ways. Either the loops or the single strand can be worn in the front.

Look for these piece to hit my Etsy shop tomorrow. I'm hoping to work on a few more pieces this week. I'm so excited to get back to my passion, I didn't realize how much I missed it:)

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  1. Shelby, these are great! I love the versatile spin you put on each one and the silver really pops against the black. These both have a modern look that would really dress up an outfit. Bravo!

  2. Lovely work, Shelby! You did get some wonderful components!

  3. Wow! they are really pretty. You have come a long way since you first started beading! You are right the pendant is a whopper for size. Can't wait to see it when I get back! I like the black and blue together!

  4. Hey Shelby! I love the Dark Skies necklace! Great color combination. I found you via Artbeads on Facebook and I'm really looking forward to seeing your other designs!

  5. Shelby, you have really outdone yourself! Both of your necklaces are truly uniquely designed... a lot of consideration went in to them. I'm amazed at how your stringing skills are just as wonderful as your wirework! All stunning pieces...including the really cool earrings!