Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Gold and Black St. Petersburg Chain Jewelry

When I blend in multiple colors together I usually just do a mix in one of the sections of my bead tray and pick up beads at random.  I decided to change up the fade from black to gold in this set of jewelry by utilizing the straight line angle that the St. Petersburg Chain stitch lends itself too.

I'm really enjoying the outcomes:

Necklace: $100

Bracelet: $40

Earrings $35

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Back to Beaded Jewelry: Teal Gold and Black set


I tend to go on a bit of a jewelry-making binge as holiday season comes up.  I decided to go with a combination of dark teal, dark gold and black this year.  Here are some of the new pieces that I have made.

Cluster Earrings $75.00

Leaf Bracelet $85.00

Bangles (left $95.00, right $75.00)

Double Pod Earrings $75.00


Lariat Necklace $240.00
3 Leaf Pendant $55.00
Tiny strip pod earrings $35.00
Pod Earring with pearl $50.00

Monday, October 6, 2014

Japan Vacation: Ending in Tokyo

We ended our last four days in Tokyo after our Japan Rail Pass was expired. There's lots to see still and we did lots of walking.

Ginza
Fake-lace chain link, but still cool (the design was hooked in separate)

Window displays appreciating skeins

hovering flower window display

Traditional dress in front of Tiffany's

Heading out, we found a dance club! 

(pre-dance club)

Walking around the next day, I love the clean colors in Tokyo.

Outside the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

I bought a book of this painter, LOVE his animals.


The floor of the museum, I couldn't help it, I'm inspired by the inlay.

Beautiful gold foiled panels.


So much anime in Electronic Town, this was a bunch of girls dressed as characters, it was in an outdoor expo sort of area.

Back to Ueno park, we hit the Zoo.








Subway art.





Characters decorating parking meters.

Tokyo Dome

Golden Gai.


So long Tokyo, until we meet again.


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