Saturday, June 12, 2010

Midnight Blues and Ring Twelve

Sometimes the hobbies and obsessions of our adult lives are fueled by things we loved as children. Right now, an entire generation of 30-somethings is sitting in front of the television playing video games. We were all hooked as kids, so we can’t help it! Many beaders are so determined to create because of fond crafting memories, or a childhood fascination with Grandma’s costume jewelry collection.

One of the obsessions that I’ve never fully outgrown is glass nuggets, or globs. They’re just so neat. They have many of the qualities that I like about beads - roundness, shine, smoothness and transparency. I remember arranging them for the fish in the aquarium, and hoarding them like jewels in my box of treasures.

I have a huge stash of globs, and every so often I get the urge to bead with them. For today, I thought it would be fun to use one as a ring focal. So, I poured out a bunch of globs, and searched through for some evenly shaped specimens to work with.

Midnight Blue Bezel Ring by The Sage's Cupboard

Ring # 12 - Midnight Blue

I selected a pretty blue oval shaped nugget, and some deep blue and black seed beads to compliment it. After adding a simple peyote stitch bezel, I stitched this unusual cabochon to a simple peyote band, and added some seed bead loops to polish off the joins.

This piece has been a nightmare to photograph, so no listing yet. This photo was all I could salvage from several dozen shots. I’ll just have to wait for the sun to cooperate. In the meantime, I created another treasury in tribute to some other midnight blue creations. To see the complete collection, visit It’s Midnight Somewhere.

Etsy Picks: It's Midnight Somewhere

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  1. Your Midnight Blue ring is gorgeous and I love the new treasury! Thank you so much for including my Nuit Parisiennes necklace!


  2. Another beautiful ring, I'm very impressed with your beading skills.

  3. Beautiful colors, awesome artists! Thanks for the add:D

  4. Lovely and moody, beautiful work! Thank you for including me :)

  5. beautiful collection!! Thank you SO much for including me!!

  6. Beautiful dark works! Thanks so much for including my choker ;)


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