I showed the red tree yesterday, but I love it so much I had to show it again. Isabel says this is her favorite tree I've made so far. The red glass beads look like garnets and garnets are the birthstone for January. I am trying to produce a tree for each birthstone and am almost done. I think the red glass and gold wire look so pretty together.
This tree is so hard to photo, but it is made out of Semi Precious Opalite bead chips. I was so excited to find real opal chips, Opal is the birthstone for October.
This is the opal tree again. I thought a textured background would show off the chips a bit better, but at least you can see some of the cloudiness that opals are famous for.
This tree is actually very interesting. Real turquoise is expensive, I have not been able to find any beads in my price range until now. The chips are still listed as Semi Precious but they are synthetic turquoise made in Japan. I was able to compare them side by side to real turquoise and couldn't tell the difference. Pretty cool.
This is a branch and moon pendant. The moon is an Opalite bead. I love how twisted the branches are. I think it is missing something. I am working on a tiny wire figure to go in the center. It will be an owl or a wolf.
A small Opalite pendant. So simple but beautiful and sparkly.
Thanks for taking a look at my latest creations.
Have a terrific Thursday.