Friday, September 18, 2009

30 Days Hath September, Day 18

TGIF! I am indulging in a glass of Charles Shaw Chardonnay (how can you beat $2.99 a bottle?), and listening to Faith and the Muse. If that isn't a good start to a weekend, I don't know what is.

Today's creation began with a faceted piece of crackled black onyx I picked up some time ago. Those of you who have been reading this month may be noticing this is a fairly regular theme with me. I find things, think "Oh, I can do something with that!," buy them, stick them in a beadbox and then finally get around to making something with them weeks, months, and sometimes even years later. I am trying to avoid buying new things at the moment until I work through some of my prodigious stash. Trying. Trying, really!

Of course, tomorrow I will be going to the bead store to pick up the supplies for a commission I just received. I will try to be good and only pick up the garnets I need for the commission. I will try. Really. My toolkit, a 16-gallon tote in which I keep my bead boxes, is currently too heavy for me to lift easily by myself without risk of injury, so if I do decide to push for the 365 items in 365 days goal I mentioned yesterday, I will be trying to do so as much as possible from components I already own.

But anyways, this hoarded black onyx pendant has been combined with filigree accents and some more vintage chain, and has earrings to match. I was good and listed it, even though I am sorely tempted to keep it for myself. Someone buy it quick and remove the temptation to sneak it into my jewelry box! (only half kidding there)


Made By Tammy said...

Beautiful Set!

Beadsme said...

Wow this is stunning. I love it.

Erika Price said...

Gorgeous set, Vic!

GrandmaMarilyns said...

Love the classic look of it...and black will go with anything.