Wow, is all I can say. You know when you get a cool design idea and you just go with it? It turns out super amazing so you have to make a run of them? Well I did that this last couple days. I am SO STOKED with the results!
Unfortunately, these may be a limited run of beads. Although the design looks simple, the many steps to create and clean the beads make them terribly time consuming. So for now what I have to offer today may be it, unless I get a wild hair or something, but one never knows with inspiration. Generally I get these ideas, make a bunch then I am over it or get inspired for something completely different.
I do think I will have to blame my earth tone palette and earthy look on Karen Totten and Staci Smith. I have been trying to match my most recent stash of Karen's beads and Staci has been posting so many of her wonderful designs it's been hard not to soak all of that in ;)
I also got the idea from surfing around Etsy. I was actually snooping in Karen and Staci's favorites. It's always interesting to see what other people like. I saw some simple style beads that gave me an idea for this run of things except I took it a few steps further to create this design and style.
Oh did I mention they aren't perfect either? *GASP* Yes, I know, a recovering perfectionist not making "perfect" beads. I guess thats the nice thing about organic style beads ;)
Ok, enough already... where the hell are those beads?!
Spiral Earth Stones "Frosted Fiber"- OMG aren;'t these cool with their texture, stamp and band of silvered ivory?!
Earth Stone Droplet "Frosted Fiber"- What run of beads doesn't need matching headpins?! Only 3? Yep, they take forever to make to get the wonderful texture just the way I like it ;P
Earth Stone Ring "Frosted Fiber" Wow! Is this bead COOL! The hole is so big I can slide it half way down my pinky! Just look at that amazing webbed and curdled band around the outside and with that matte and texture?! Yum!
Spiral Earth Stones "Black Lava"- Yep the same great spiral stamp and texture are on these beads and what's not to love about raku? It always amazes me when you etch a bead and the colors get more vibrant! I got some fantastic color in this set!
Earth Stone Droplets "Black Lava"- Mmmm headpins! Stoney, rainbowy, textury. Awesome!
Ripple Earth Stone Ring "Black Lava"- WOAH! Not only is a it a big holed ring, but a pentagon and it has ripply texture in it! SO COOL!
and a detail shot. Isn't that ripple stamp SO COOL?! I just love it!
Ok so this is kinda mean to post these, right? Well Miss Staci sure did snag these up amost literally after I posted them. They are SO delicious, I just had to share! Maybe she will make one of her fabulous designs with them and you can have the best of both worlds? ;) Never hurts to ask, right? ;)
Earth Stone Droplets "Sahara"- I love this glass color and I love raku. I can't think of anything better!
Thanks for stopping by to be excited with me!
See you on Saturday for the blog hop!