Friday, May 21, 2010

Saturday Blog Shoppers

Hello! Back to Saturday Blog Shoppers after I took a week off.

This week I listed my two newest handflowers. I think they're also my new favorites. I really like the connectors and the whole net-style of the chains, and the beads are so smooth and shiny although they're natural stone.

Chained Turquoise Handflower
genuine turquoise beads

Chained Onyx Handflower
genuine black onyx beads

These are lightweight and adjustable at the wrist. It took awhile to make them; I attached the bead pins directly onto the chains instead of using extra jump rings. I made the turquoise one first, and although after that I had some experience with the design, the onyx one didn't quite work right at first. I got the placement of the chains wrong so the wrist came up in the middle; but I fixed it.

I actually took about ten photos of each handflower in order to show the details of the beads and connectors (especially important for the turquoise, which has different patterns of the blue-green and brown), so since an Etsy listing can only have five photos, I made a photo album on my Facebook page just for the extra photos. Actually I put all ten photos of each handflower in that album.

Don't forget the other SBS Bloggers. ;-)

Thanks for looking, and Happy Saturday!


  1. Quite lovely! Hope you have a good Saturday!

  2. I like these! I particularly appreciate the story behind them too - I have had projects like that, started, didn't work, ripped out, started over, worked for a while, ripped out half, continued until I got the end product I was happy with. (The most recent one of these projects was the 'his' thong..that was a challenge!) Your handlfowers look great tho - good luck with your sale and have a great weekend!

  3. Nice. It looks very delicate and chic. Good luck.

  4. Very nice! Going to check out your Etsy store now! This is my first week participating, so please come and check my blog & Etsy store out!
    Jennifer @ The Craft Barn

    I'm following your blog now!

  5. You are a very talented lady! Happy Saturday Blog Shopper to you!