Wednesday, 29 September 2010
Tuesday, 28 September 2010
Thursday, 23 September 2010
Wednesday, 22 September 2010
Monday, 20 September 2010
Saturday, 18 September 2010
Friday, 17 September 2010
Wednesday, 15 September 2010
2. Astrophyllite. I had never heard of this stone until a few weeks ago, when Mari Älgkrans who runs the excellent shop StarEyes here in Sweden presented it as a new gem in her stock. It is soooooo beautiful! Very rare apparently, discovered about hundred years ago in Norway. On Etsy CindyLouWho2 has a necklace for sale, with a big focal astrophyllite stone. In my mind it is beyond gorgeous.
3. Cobalt Sky by Sue Beads - Susan Kennedy. A couple of weeks ago Andrew Thornton had a giveaway with beads from SueBeads. To participate we where asked to look around in the SueBeads webshop and find our favourite beads and let Andrew know which ones they were. I voted for these ones which I would like to use in a necklace for all the soon to come winter parties, and especially the one at New Years Eve. And now I just can't stop thinking about those beads. I have been to the SueBead site many times since, just looking at them and dreaming away. (By the way, I won the giveaway, luuuuuuuckyyyyyy me!)
4. Mary Harding, ceramic bead artist. She has made these three wonderful components. Unfortunately both the Wild Grass Toggle and the Ceramic Pendant with Blue Wild Daisies are already sold, but hey we can enjoy the pictures anyway, can't we. The Queen Anne's Lace Charm is still available though. So so pretty!
Monday, 13 September 2010
Sunday, 12 September 2010
Saturday, 11 September 2010
- Robin eggs blue enameled focal pendant, plus two enameled almond shaped beads, by Molly Alexander of Miss Molly's Designs.
- Verdigris diamond shaped chain, plus light pink almond flower, by MissFickleMedia.
- Rosey copper S-clasp, plus headpins, by E2S Supplies.
- Lilac ceramic bead, by Gaea
- Small hammered copper swirl, plus copper "surrounding with leaves" (around the almond flower) by myself, Malin de Koning
Wednesday, 8 September 2010
I didn't go for any of all of the wonderful, bigger and more expensive parts in metal though. They were the ones that I was really super keen on. And still am. The good thing is that they have an on-line shop. Just look at some of the things they have.
If you wish to check out the shop on-line, there is currently two sites to visit.
(From what I understand they will eventually end up being just one. The company is in the process of merging them.)
The French Bead Shop is YumYum Bead's sister site and a summer shop in the medieval town of Dinan in Brittany, France. Open seasonally from Easter until mid September.