This post is to highlight a couple of things I’ve made recently with certain favorite types of beads. One longtime favorite – melon shape – and a new favorite – set stones.
First up the new favorite. I got a vintage Cuba stone pendant from an Andrew Thornton destash that I just fell in love with. I decided to make a necklace that kept it simple so the focus would stay on the pendant. That’s a little difficult for me because I love lots of color.
It was difficult to get the color and sparkle in that pendant, but those of you who know beads can see it enough to imagine the rest. I love the texture too.
Second, I have loved melon shape beads lo these many years. I recently got a Gaea pendant with a cat face on one side and an owl face on the other. I had a variety of melon beads from Sarah Willey’s Bead Destash. There is something about the melon shape that makes me ridiculously happy. Especially in a variety of colors. I decided they would be the perfect happy complement to the Gaea pendant. I added in some slightly larger light green melons I’ve had for probably a good 15 years or more. Here is the cat side.
Here is the owl side.
The Cuba stone pendant has given me a new interest in set stones. I have another even more gorgeous Cuba stone pendant from Andrew’s destash as well as some other set stones in a vintage style that I got from a great shop I just came upon. I’m not even sure how I found it; I wasn’t looking for these specific things, but they charmed me (no pun intended) once I saw them. One set of drops even has melon shape glass – a twofer! Score!
Beads are a stress reliever for me. I just love looking at them, thinking about how to use them and working with them. I’m lucky to have something like that.