These are unrelated posts, but I wanted to share color two for 'En Pointe' which is turning out beautifully. The addition of the 2 mm crystal join is magic. I would love for this one to be a bracelet, it wants to be, desperately in fact, but the portfolio needs a necklace. I have Aurelia, Rising Sun, Carousel and Queen Anne's Lace, all bracelets, it's necklace time. It's not that En Pointe is not a pretty necklace, it is, but I can see this beautiful strip of beadwork backed by another in a different color, joined on the edges.
It is a design dilemma that happens when you consider teachability. I will most likely make a bracelet from this design as well.
In a rare daytime break Mark and I had lunch in Little Italy this week and wandered through Antiques on Kettner. What an amazing store! Beautiful vintage jewelry everywhere and plates and coins and books and furniture.
I came away with these. At first I thought they were matching brooches, too large to be an earring of course.
I was wrong, but given the lever back post they are quite comfortable to wear and work nicely with my hair.
Definitely a store to check out on a regular basis.