Monday, April 28, 2008

What's on Sale in the Jewelry section?

When you're Beading on a Budget, you always need to know what's on sale in the jewelry section of your local craft store. A couple of weeks ago, I found these for less than $2.00 US each.

Nice earthy, organic materials and colors - wood circles with pre-drilled holes and antique copper finish flower filigree charms.

I decided on a pair of earrings using my mini spirals in mango and combined them with findings from my stash. I bought the gunmetal findings on a trip to the Rings n Things Bead Tour. I'm still working out the details of the design, you know how I'm a commitment phobe but this is one design I think I'm gonna keep. I skipped a hole on both sides of the mini mango spirals to give the filigree charms some room to move. These earrings will be about movement and earthy colors.

What do you think? You like?


Dave Robertson said...

Cindy, I like your inspiration of pairing our gunmetal findings with the muted tones of the wood. Very nice!

@ Rings & Things

Cindy Gimbrone said...


Thank you! I love the gunmetal findings. The gunmetal mixes well with other metal finishes and materials. Thanks for taking the time to comment!


Joy aka GoddessJoy said...

Love the earrings. Very earthy, yet funky! I love the filigree charms, I've been using them as reducers and strand spacers on multi strand pieces. Very versatile, and affordable!