I've been whipping up some WIPS.
Some, like this one above, I've had in the works for a few years.
I like to work from piles. (I think this comes from the stack of academic books I always have piled up, to be read.) So, every few months, I go through some of my bins of treasures and pull out things that look like interesting pieces to work with. I glue a bunch of pieces down and/or put components into baggies, for later.
Here's another one that's been in the planning stages for a while. Not sure why.
It's a really simple piece.
I picked up this handy cigar box when I was in Kansas this spring. It's nice and deep,
a good container to keep pieces in progress.
While I rarely do two pieces that are alike, I did a crane necklace last fall that sold almost immediately. Since then, I've had two galleries contact me for the "crane" necklace. I think these two will work as replacements. The felt piece - well, it's my attempt to start letting loose of some lampwork beads. (More on that in an upcoming post.)
I've also had customers asking for collage necklaces. I think this coppery raku piece will fit the bill.
I'm excited about these two pieces. The brown one is a cool mix of a wood button and a chunk of agate. I think I'm going to add lots of fringe around the agate. The pink/purple collar will also get fringe, in the same bold pink drops as on the right side. I love doing these kinds of collars - simple but lots of texture!
For my ode to spring, I did these two pieces. Delicate flowers, size 15 seed beads, aka headache beads (because of the eye strain.) I think I'm happiest with the little touches of crystal in these pieces.
Love these "destash" pieces from Joan Miller. While I don't do sets very often, I can't break these up.
It'll be a great necklace and earring set, with some rose quartz or rhodonite beads.
I found these cool pieces of pottery (on the left) and rough azurite (on the right) in AZ last year and have been wanting to work them up into something special. I love the rustic quality, the "oldness" of them.
This sweet little polymer owl is, well, sweet. At only about an inch and a half, it's fairly tiny so I bulked it up a bit with some gemstones. Loving it. And, ammonites are always fun to work with. This one's paired with goldstone, red jasper, and a purple cats eye cab, for a bit of color. I love the combination of browns, oranges, and purple.
And, finally. A couple I have yet to start. I'm on the fence about the druzy below the wings and rose quartz cabs. Seems like a bit of overload. Same thing with the blue/green piece. I'm undecided on the druzy. The only way to know for sure will be to get started.