Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Whats New....

Here's a peek at a few new things that are now listed in my Etsy shops. The jewelry pieces are in my shop Juniper Gems and the beads are all listed at Principessa Glass. Some of these items have already sold and some are still available.

I've been making a lot of hearts these days! I found a brass press that makes a truly awesome plump, consistent heart and I just love the results. It still takes a bit of skill to use, its not a simple load and press kind of deal, but it does allow you to make beautiful, nicely sized hearts, that are of a consistent size, with a nice crisp finish to them.

I have also embraced the trend of making beads directly onto vintage/antique skeleton keys. First I do love hunting in antique stores for these little treasures, and then of course, you know I do love making beads, so its fun then to put my own signature of sorts, on this little piece of history. I have been selling some in my bead shop and converting some into necklaces that are sold in my jewelry shop.

I have been gearing up for fall working on more organic looking beads and warm toned color palates, but I am also pleases to see the color forecast for fall has some very nice colors in it this year, not so neutral based. Lots of reds, greens, plums and purples and plenty of blues as well.

I do have an eye towards the winter holidays and have been testing out colors, shapes and designs. I will likely start offering my winter/ holiday beads in early fall. As always, I list all of my bead and jewelry listings on my Facebook within minutes of posting to Etsy. I have also started putting them on my Twitter. Thanks for stopping by!

5 comments:

hotglassbabe said...

LOVE-love all the new bead sets and jewelry pieces you've listed lately! Gorgeous!!! You are such a talented lady! XOXO
Nikki

Pretty Things said...

I ADORE the keys! They're so lovely. I visited your store today and marked some favorites!

Glass Princess said...

Thanks Pretty Things! The keys have been a lot of fun to experiment with! I have a whole box of them to work on now, so there will be plenty more to come! Thanks for leaving a comment!!!

hotglassbabe...XOXO...

Margaret Duarte said...

What a fun and fulfilling hobby this must be, always a new and different bead, lots of color, a great way to express yourself. Love your photos.

Glass Princess said...

Thanks Margaret!
Yes, it is a very fun and fulfilling art form. Lots of possibilities... one can never really get bored, there is always something new to learn and explore! Thanks for stopping by!