Friday, April 27, 2012

New Necklaces

I recently came across a tutorial for making necklaces.  This style is something I have struggled with for a while, so I was thrilled to find this information available in a tutorial.  I wasn't having any trouble making the beads, but I was completely stumped as to the best way to attach them to the cord - thankfully, she shows you how in this tutorial.

If you are interested in purchasing your own tutorial, go to CoraBeads on Etsy.

These are my first two, and they aren't finished yet - I have to wait for my end caps to arrive.

Turquoise and Lime

Black, cream and beige.
I must say though, that the kumihimo cord that I put the beads on is not the best.  Cora recommends a stuffed silk cord, and gives a link to the place that sells them. I can't wait for mine to arrive.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Getting ready for Spring show

Folk art style chicken with caterpillar - front

Folk art style chicken with caterpillar - back

Cherry blossom bonsai

Cherry blossom bonsai
 I am getting ready for a show that is coming up so fast I can hardly believe it!  The show is on the long weekend in May, which is the 19th - 21st this year.  My stock is down and I have to get cracking on making focals for pendants and small beads for earrings.  I find those two items seem to sell the best for me.

What kind of items do you find sell the best for you at shows?