Saturday, January 08, 2011

Blue Water Crystal Ball

This image is taken from a photo I took of a Paris jewelery store window. There were many crystal balls filled with water and twigs and sand...but it was the blue light that made it so appealing to me.

It amazes me that these superb display items were used to sell these super simple necklaces. I would rather have gone into the store to buy a crystal ball...but that is just me. I bet these simple elegant necklaces sold really well. I can't make simple. I've tried.

If you are snowed in like I am, enjoy your Saturday and these links from my beading gang.

A Bead A Day
Do you ever use Swarovski Prisms in your jewelry pieces? Stop by A Bead A Day to share your experiences! Jewelry Making
Get all your jewelry supplies and other crafting goodies organized with these great tips.

Art Bead Scene
The Art Bead Scene reviews the monthly challenge winners for 2010.

Beading Arts
Here's an idea for bead embroidery that bead weavers will absolutely love!

Beads & Books
Would you like to attract more readers for your blog or more customers for your online shop? Michelle shares 5 tips for getting started with SEO, search engine optimization.

Carmi's Art/Life World
Carmi creates a focal piece from chandelier glass.

Cindy Gimbrone, The Lampwork Diva
It's time for Cindy's Annual Studio Sale or the Saga of the Neverending Beads!

Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
The start of the new year is also the beginning of a new series of blog posts about experimenting with materials for Melanie with her new series: Response Saturdays.

Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!
Tammy Powley has a new book out and Jean has the info on it! It looks like it will be a MUST for everyone's jewelry design library!

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
This week's installment of Thursday Giveaway includes some luscious, turquoise-colored stone beads from Auntie's Beads! Find out how you can win them!


Suz said...

We are permanently snowed in here in Minnesota. I love those blue globes, too, and agree with your assessment on the jewelry. I want a globe! I also enjoy your blog so much and have it on my Reader.

Susanna Originals said...

Bet those simple necklaces sell well just because of the fantastic presentation - I want a couple of those blue balls!