Saturday, September 4, 2010

The Raspberries and Cream Beaded Lanyard for Badges

The Raspberries and Cream Beaded Lanyard for Badges
I've noticed lately that I've named a great number of my pieces after food. Sweet, succulent and rich foods that bring to mind not just flavors but colors. This handmade beaded lanyard is another one of those with raspberry red beads combined with creamy pearls on a strand of white.

Here where I live, the harvests are in full swing and berries are a theme nearly everywhere you go. In recognition of that, beads in raspberry shades and glass pearls in a soft shade of cream are combined on a strand of white with a hint of gold accents in this stylish badge lanyard with a convenient 1 cm ring at the end.

This piece is perfect for badge, keys and more. In fact, I recently made a similar one for myself with a lobster hook attached to the end to hold my clip-on sunglasses so I wouldn't lose them when I go in to shops on sunny days.

The nape of this strand is created to be comfortable against the back of the neck with decorative beads further down along the strand so they are shown off to their best advantage.

This 38" in length (96.5 cm) beaded lanyard is made with a sturdy no-clasp design for added security. Just toss it on over your head and you're ready to go!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Sun and Moon at Dusk Celestial Eyeglass Holder

Sun and Moon at Dusk Celestial Eyeglass Holder
One of my first eyeglass holder designs and still ranking at the top of my favorites!

Silvery spacers shimmer in this handmade eyeglass chain decorated with dusky purple glass beads, silver plated sun and moon accents and spiral designed disks. The coins in this piece are two-faced. The sun smiles on one side, the moon on the other!

If you're like me, finding your reading glasses when you need them can often be a timely activity.

You can solve that problem by wearing an eyeglass chain that hooks to the arms of your glasses and lets them dangle securely (and in this case, decoratively!) around your neck.

This strand is made with smooth beads at the nape for the comfort of the wearer and decorative beads at the ends to show off a sense of style while keeping eyeglasses easily in reach.

This eyeglass chain measures at 29" from tip to tip - 73.5 cm.