This week's theme, if you will, is using up some of those pesky random in my stash. Lately I've been splitting my time between making new jewelry and trying to bring some much needed organization to my out of control bead stash. Most recently I've been focused on getting my metal components and findings to a point where I can actually find what I'm looking for and along the way I've re-discovered a lot of things that I totally forgot I owned. Instead of taking the time to find a home for some of these little components, I decided it would be easier to just make something with them... so I did!
First up, a pair I whipped up with some fun fan-shaped connectors and a mix of Amazonite beads. It's hard to tell in this picture, but the small rounds are a matte finish that I just love.
Next is a super simple pair I made with some small copper connectors and faceted beads in coated hematite. They are more of a vibrant purple and burgundy than my photo shows. I think they have a regal feel to them.
And here's a bonus pair... I made them to go with the necklace I made for last month's Inspired by Reading Book Club. You can see that piece HERE if you missed it. These are fluorite and bronzite with brass.