Friday, September 17, 2010

PAST FEW DAYS' BOOTY...

I'm busy getting pieces made for BeadFest Texas... it starts 2 weeks from today! I'm leaving Tuesday, the 28th AND I have a 3 day Kristina Logan class next weekend, so not alot of time to get ready!! I only decided to do BeadFest a few weeks ago, which I know is crazy, but I'll be ready. It'll be a great show! Hope you're coming!!
(click image for a larger detailed shot)
Just thought I'd do another "beads soaking in water" shot for you... I love these. This is what I've been doing for the last few days...
 
I've been having fun w/ skeleton key beads. Some of my favorite are actually not skeleton keys, but are sewing machine keys... even clock keys... they don't have the typical "key part", they look like this instead...

...kind of pointed (or square) on the end so I can just make an end-of-the-mandrel bead [like I typically do these days] on the end of the key & it looks great! It allows me to get a really good shape on the bottom. I love doing it... it ends up being just a really beautiful bail to hang from a ribbon or cord. The ivory heart and the piece @ the top of the picture by the big heart are made like this. So glad I found these keys!

Anyway... busy, busy, busy. So excited about Kristina's class, but need to focus on getting tons of things done this coming week!

Till then....

~ Julie

7 MUCH APPRECIATED COMMENTS:

averilpam said...

Oh I love the beads on keys, I really want one!
I wish I could get to the beadfest but it's a bit too far - I'll be in the USA from the 29th but in Virginia :)

TesoriTrovati said...

I have never heard of a sewing machine key. I have some skate keys but this is way cooler, I imagine you will do wonderful things with it!
Enjoy the day!
Erin

Julie Nordine . Credit.River.Art.Glass said...

averilpam... I'm getting ready for a show, so I'm not listing anything new right now in my Etsy shop, but I can certainly take some pictures of what I have & let you choose from them, if you want. The pictures won't be as pretty as they normally are, either. :o)

Erin... from what I understand, they're keys to the sewing machine CABINET, which makes more sense. Aren't they awesome? I love that I can do something w/ them!

Glass Bead Art said...

I like those keys better than the actual keys lol! You can do more with them, hey! Gotta get me some of those - yours a gorgeous Julie!

Julie Nordine . Credit.River.Art.Glass said...

THANK YOU, Kathy!

Jill Q said...

Ran across your work on Etsy ... I'm a huge fan of electroformed lampwork. You create beautiful things, Julie!

PS Love the simplicity of your blog design :D

~jQjewelrydesigns

Julie Nordine | Credit River Art Glass said...

Thanks so much, Jill!

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