Saturday, March 10, 2012

It's Time to Start Thinking About the Jewelry I'm Going to Wear to the Bead and Button Show.

You can tell that spring is almost here!
The urge to get started on jewelry to wear to the Bead And Button Show is in the air!
I can just smell the fresh air of jewelry design floating around my house.
Although it's still a work in progress,
I have started one piece of jewelry based on a tutorial written by Lori Peterson from 
These two ladies make and sell fun, colorful murrini to use when making lampwork beads.
The beads are called Candy Jacks.
I had made a few and strung them on a chain.
Whenever I wore my Candy Jacks, people would literally ask me to take my necklace off and let them fondle the beads.
The Ah-ha moment came when I realized a necklace made with Candy Jacks would be fun to wear!
This is the necklace that people like to touch.

I started to make a few each time I torched.  I made between 6 and 10 a day.
The pile adds up quickly.

I've started to string them now.  The necklace isn't finished by a long shot, but visions of earrings and a bracelet to match are dancing in my head.  I might need some help with ideas for earrings.  This necklace is starting to get heavy.  Earrings can't be that heavy!
If you have any ideas for coordinating earrings, let me know.
Anyway, I'm still making Candy Jacks, and I probably will be making them for a while.
So, wish me luck!
I'll show the progress as I go.


Roberta said...

They are so lovely! I love the way they look all together like that. Makes me want to try my hand at glass...........oh dear. I don't like fire though............

Anonymous said...

Mallory - it's as cute as all get out. Maybe you can hang a piece of chain and a heally heavy disc at the back to help with the weight. Sometimes a fob like that will help to take the weight off of your neck. It's going to be great and I can't wait to see it.