Wednesday, June 1, 2011

BTW Malfunction

It's the same ole racket...there just aren't enough hours in the day, so my blog is suffering. I was bound and determined to post today, at least try to get back in the grove and what better time to jump back in and show what's on my bead table. Sounds like a great idea, right?...except that when I got around to photographing my bead table, the battery in my camera? Dead! Ugh!

Moving on to Plan B...instead here are a couple pieces that were recently finished, just in time for the craft show I exhibited in this past weekend.

I really like this style bracelet-the charms and a nice big hook clasp. I made this bangle so that I could "destash" my bead table, if you will, except for the starfish. I sawed it out...practice, practice.

I love Nan from Spirited Earth pieces. There are many times I've pulled out one of my coveted pendants to use, rubbed it a few dozen times, and decided that I wasn't ready to part with the pendant yet. Crazy right?! But this time, it was different...I was ready, and I've been on a starfish kick lately. Besides, I can always get more, yes?

These earrings were made to go with the above necklace. I'm wiped out of the lovely Thai starfish, so once again I made my own.

Finally, these earring (below) were donated for the Chinese auction. My little sister put all her tickets in to try and win dice:(  BUT...I know someone else will enjoy them.

I've been going crazy lately texturing metal discs, but that's for another post.

Hopefully I can get back to my blog again this week.


  1. I love all these pieces but that first bangle is crazy awesome Shelby, such a unique mix and eclectic, and the starfish is great!

  2. Great work for the week.Love the starfish necklace and your own cut out starfish.

  3. They are all lovely, Shelby. You know I am a big fan of your work. I understand about not having much time about blogging-it's been hard to find the time..haven't been in my studio for weeks...

  4. I love the destash bangle. That is right up my alley! Hey - will you be at the St Peters show in Lewes July 2? If you are, I could bring you a few JDR ceramic charms, all special delivery - like. What about Bethany in Sept? I propose we meet up for a beverage the night before!
    Jenny (

  5. I know what you mean...not enough time to get it all done, be creative and blog! Your pieces are all lovely as usual, and I am loving those textured disc earrings...very nice!

  6. That bangle is awesome! Isn't it fun finding a way of using those single beads that just don't get used? And I also love those textured earrings...nothing wrong with going a little wild with the hammer ;)

  7. Shelby,
    Your pieces are beautiful! I hear ya about not having enough time in the day, but when inspiration hits you have to go with it and when you are finished and ready your blog will be there waiting and so will we! Your doing a great job!!