Monday, May 23, 2011

Such a tease!

Do you like these Hamsa earrings? Well, you can't have them! I did create them with the intention of listing them in my shop, Handmade Jewelry by Erthe Fae Designs, but I tweeted about them while I was making them and one of my dance classmates saw and called dibs! I call that proof that social networking really is good for business.

Anyway, over the weekend I worked on my new crystal bracelet variant (with metal seed beads!), and I completed two of them, but I don't really feel like setting up my photography stuff just to take pictures of two bracelets. I have the beads picked out for a third bracelet to make while I'm watching DVDs tonight. I could have made it last night after finished the second bracelet, but honestly the thread that I have to use with the metal seed beads is hard on my hands, so I don't like to work with it for too long at a sitting.

So tomorrow afternoon I will have three bracelets to photograph and whatever I buy at the Rings & Things show in Mesa tomorrow. Yep, I'm going to drive almost 2 hours to buy beads again, even though I keep saying I have too many of them. Guess I should go use up some more tonight.


  1. What thread are you using with the metal beads?

    (The word is "graph"!)

  2. Black Fireline if I'm using dark crystals and white Wildfire if I'm using light. I'm pretty sure they'd wear right through Nymo or One-G.

  3. Ah, I use fireline for most everything. But the white seems to break very easily. Mine's pretty old, though, they may have updated it.

  4. I haven't had any breakage trouble except for one time when a knot cut through the thread. I really don't like working with Fireline, but it's the only thing that can be used for some projects.