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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Collections at ArtFire

This was a collection I made when ArtFire first released the capability to make collections. I never liked the fact that with the Etsy Treasuries you had to apply for an opportunity to make a Treasury. It seemed so restricted. I was thrilled when ArtFire came out with this feature. I wish I had the time to indulge more in making them, but I was rather proud of this, being one of my first attempts.

Halloween Colors

My latest piece using gunmetal chain. The muted color of the chain makes for a nice contrast to the Fall colors of the lampwork beads. I've been waiting on using the chain until I had matching findings. I did a similar piece for a pirate themed bracelet, but the headpins were silver. It didn't look bad, but I much prefer the seamless look you get when all the metal matches. This piece looks particularly striking for the use of the fire opal crystal accents.