Bohemian Summer

Happy Summer!!! I just adore all the new aged boho beads I recently listed in my Etsy Shop. I have so many ideas on designs my head is spinning. Crocheted, knotted, strung on leather, etc!!! I would love to hear your ideas………………..

Gypsy - Czech Glass Fire Polished Rondelle Beads - Central Coast Charms

Gypsy – Czech Glass Fire Polished Rondelle Beads – Central Coast Charms
https://www.etsy.com/listing/174621499/gypsy-czech-glass-fire-polished-roundel

Aged Striped 3/0 Czech Rocaille Seed Bead Mix - Transparent Furnace Glass - Central Coast Charms

Aged Striped 3/0 Czech Rocaille Seed Bead Mix – Transparent Furnace Glass – Central Coast Charms
https://www.etsy.com/listing/196352501/aged-striped-30-czech-rocaille-seed-bead

Aged Striped 2/0 Czech Glass Rocaille Seed Beads w/ Vintage Millefiori Bead - Central Coast Charms

Aged Striped 2/0 Czech Glass Rocaille Seed Beads w/ Vintage Millefiori Bead – Central Coast Charms
https://www.etsy.com/listing/196150167/aged-striped-20-czech-glass-rocaille

Gypsy Sunset - Aged Striped 3/0 Czech Glass Rocaille Seed Beads - 5.5mm - Central Coast Charms

Gypsy Sunset – Aged Striped 3/0 Czech Glass Rocaille Seed
Beads – 5.5mm – Central Coast Charms
https://www.etsy.com/listing/197282358/gypsy-sunset-aged-striped-30-czech-glass

Bohemian Summer - Aged Striped 32/0 Czech Glass Rocaille Seed Beads - 7.5mm - Central Coast Charms

Bohemian Summer – Aged Striped 32/0 Czech Glass Rocaille Seed Beads – 7.5mm – Central Coast Charms
https://www.etsy.com/listing/192441798/bohemian-summer-aged-striped-320-czech

 Aged Striped 2/0 Czech Glass Rocaille Seed Beads w/ Vintage Millefiori Bead - Central Coast Charms

Aged Striped 2/0 Czech Glass Rocaille Seed Beads w/ Vintage Millefiori Bead – Central Coast Charms
https://www.etsy.com/listing/196150757/aged-striped-20-czech-glass-rocaille

32-0-light-turquoise-blue-aged-white-heart-picasso-seed-bead-central-coast-charms

32/0 Striped White Heart Turquoise Full Picasso Aged Mix – Central Coast Charms
https://www.etsy.com/listing/196142706/320-striped-white-heart-turquoise-czech

Happy Creating!!!!

Laura

Aged Silver Rhinestone Beads

Anyone who knows me knows I Love Love Love rhinestones. Can’t get enough of that vintage style “bling”. I have aged these sparkling czech rhinestone beads in my studio to give them a dull aged silver look just right for your assemblage jewelry designs. The patina makes them look like they are right out of grandmas jewelry box.

Here is the latest addition to my Etsy Shop:

Aged Silver Rhinestone Bead - Disco Ball - 20mm - Central Coast Charms - 1

Aged Silver Rhinestone Bead – Disco Ball – 20mm – Central Coast Charms – 1
https://www.etsy.com/listing/183946758/20mm-czech-rhinestone-beads-6-pcs

Aged Silver Rhinestone Bead - Disco Ball - 20mm - Central Coast Charms - 2

Aged Silver Rhinestone Bead – Disco Ball – 20mm – Central Coast Charms – 2
https://www.etsy.com/listing/183946758/20mm-czech-rhinestone-beads-6-pcs

Aged Silver Rhinestone Bead - Disco Ball - 20mm - Central Coast Charms - 3

Aged Silver Rhinestone Bead – Disco Ball – 20mm – Central Coast Charms – 3
https://www.etsy.com/listing/183946758/20mm-czech-rhinestone-beads-6-pcs

Aged Silver Rhinestone Bead - Disco Ball - 20mm - Central Coast Charms - 4

Aged Silver Rhinestone Bead – Disco Ball – 20mm – Central Coast Charms – 4
https://www.etsy.com/listing/183946758/20mm-czech-rhinestone-beads-6-pcs

Thanks for taking a look!

Laura

 

 

Bead Swap

Selling on Etsy has given me an opportunity to meet new friends with similar interests and tastes in jewelry design. One of my new wonderful friends is Sara. She is the proprietor of The Creative Soul. Her shop name matches her personality. She is so creative!!! Sara and I decided to do a Bead Swap. Between all of my hoarded beads and my shop inventory I had plenty of supplies to swap.

First of all I could kick myself for not getting a pic of the packaging my beads arrived in. Sara is so artistic. The box was wrapped in vintage book pages and was so beautiful I almost hated to open it. But of course I was so excited to see what was in the box I ripped it right open only thinking of taking photos of it after it was too late!!

Here are some pics of my trinkets received:

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I’m already getting ideas on how to use all my treasures!!!

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Carved Cinnabar Beads, Beautiful Fibers, and very unique Czech Glass Beads

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love love love the blue and clear crystal beads.

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Tigers Eye beads, lots of vintage beads and charms, and the black glass beads are from a vintage 1920’s flapper necklace.

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The hummingbirds were made by a glass artist friend of Sara’s.

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Look at the cute vintage telephone charm! And I already have plans for this key.

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I love the vintage rhinestone pin and lock.

Here is a link to Sara’s blog to see her entry on our swap.

These are pics of the goodies I sent to Sara:

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And here is the beautiful necklace Sara made with some of the supplies from our Bead Swap. You can see it in her Etsy Shop here.

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From the Garden Necklace

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I love the creative way she has used the vintage key in her design.

For our next Bead Swap we want to swap supplies we have duplicates of and see what each makes with the same items. Can’t wait for that!!!

Now I must get to work creating with my new treasures!!!

Laura