Thursday, March 1, 2012

Studio Time: Construction Mode

Ahhhh! I finally had time to construct my bead soup. But, this isn't the bead soup (no sneak peeks!). This is another necklace I made. I was contemplating using some of my own stash to complement the gorgeous soup Cynthia sent me, but her soup was so generous I ended up making multiple pieces! Can't wait to show you on Saturday.

In the meantime, you can enjoy this little beauty. The Amazonite landed next to the silver and just begged to be constructed. Already wore this to work! Love! It's Amazonite, Silver beads, Jen's Pind chain maille, and finished in a seed beads around the neck.

Matching earrings.

I have all these little snips of chain maille laying around my jewelry stash. I buy my rings from Urban Maille. They make beautiful, precision-cut rings that close seamlessly. I just learned Jen's Pind last year and created several small chains in different gauges. I get a little bored of making everything in all chain maille, but it included a length of the chain as the centerpiece of the necklace. Chain maille is so mesmerizing. I love the Jen's Pind weave as it looks like braided silver. This weave is captivating in it's flexibility like metal fabric and complexity of weave. 

Necklace: $125
Earrings $25

Email me if you're interested in either one. Thanks!

Oh, and don't forget to stop back by on Saturday for the Bead Soup Blog Hop and see what we all created with our bead soups.


  1. Very nice. Great job with your soup.

  2. Wow!! what beautiful jewelry you created with those beads. I love your necklace, especially the Byzantine one. The earrings are very cute too. It's hard to choose which one I like best. Feel like a girl in a candy store. Nice knowing you and your art through this blog hop. Keep in touch! Take care. Dita