Leaves, Lava, Olive and Rust; new Jewelry for Fall

new Fall jewelry!

Twice this summer I brought my finished jewelry on the road to sell at shows; necklaces, earrings, bracelets – all laid- next to CDs on the merch table. In Germany, I think folks bought nearly all I had.  I forgot to bring anything to present everything on (doh!).  But folks must have had great imagination. Or deep empathy.  Maybe it was the ability to wear and model amid close friends before buying.

Pieces that went to new homes…

New Inspirations for Three Muses:   Leaves & Biwa pearls with tourmaline.

Lava Tube Caves of Modoc County inspired me to use Basha’s basaltic black dichronic glass beads. And I’m craving making sterling chains again…

I love how she makes tiny batches of whatever the Muse inspires.  Even if you ask her to recreate something, it will be different than before.  Que bien.

These large gorgeous olive pearls are Fall-ish & fun.   I’ll add some with rust too.  It’s time to stop hoarding. Fall is a great reminder for that.

I’m going to be teaching at the new beadshop beginning tomorrow. Eeek!  Though I’ve worked at a beadstore, teaching basics to a group is a new concept. And these classes are intensives- 3 hours!  2xEEK. Small groups.  Selfishly, I hope to learn things from the other teachers and students.  I’m ready to kick things up a notch.