Monday, October 29, 2007

Queen of a Forgotten Era.

I'm so happy, I've finally made something with some of Margaret Zinser's beads! I love them, and I've been collecting them for a few years now, but I never use them. The colors are a little difficult to match to seed beads or Czech glass, and I am a stickler for matching. This time I lucked out, and found that Jet Nuit Swarovski crystals went perfectly with the black-and-goldstone coloring of this set. The vintage bronze iris faceted beads pick up the lighter sparkles within the glass, and add a touch of elegance. I call this one Queen of a Forgotten Era.

The image is a result of my continuing effort to get decent pictures of jewelry that's too dark for the black display. The beads photographed reasonably well on this board, but my gosh, is the board itself horrendously ugly! And so the quest continues... This wouldn't be such a problem if I didn't have a strong love for black beads.

I also added two new items to the Gallery today, Belen-Gaard and All Hallow's Sprite.

Last night's Nightfall trip got postponed until today, which means that I have a lot less time to get my usual Monday stuff done than usual. Off I go, more tomorrow!


  1. Marilee J. Layman10/30/07, 12:37 PM

    Where'd you get drilled twigs?!

    I like Queen, it's very regal.

  2. Thank you, Marilee. I'm particularly happy with how Queen turned out. I liked that dark bronze color so much that I didn't want to have to dilute it with something else.

    The twigs are some wooden beads that I bought from FMG back when I still shopped with them. Was probably a good 5 years or so ago. I'm going to try to find more from a better source, though, because I think they're really nice for faerie necklaces.