Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Etsy Picks

How's everyone getting along with this month's challenge? I'm getting in early with this month's Etsy picks - I hope you find something here to tempt or inspire you.

Of course, in searching for selections I searched for leafy pieces - how could I not?!

How perfect would these leaves be?

Or if you're in the mood for making earrings, you might work with these sweet little charms, each holding a leafy profusion - like the challenge painting.

Here's another nice earring option:

Or, if you're looking to make bracelets, how about this?

I really love the range of fiery, tropical shades in the painting and when looking for picks I instantly thought about Wooly Wire. I got some recently that was not dissimilar in colour to those in the painting and I was sure I could find a good match in their Etsy shop. I wasn't wrong.

The colours in this Grubbi set couldn't be a better fit either. There were a number of listings in Natalie's shop in similar shades.

I also think the shades and shapes in this set of Numinosity beads could work brilliantly if you fancy taking a more abstract approach to the challenge.

I'm always thinking that I could do to have more Boro lampwork beads in my stash. Even though my technical knowledge of what makes Boro beads Boro is lacking, whenever I see them I adore them!

To finish, here's another piece of beautifully-hued lampwork loveliness - and another thing I wish I had in my collection.

Bye for now, Claire

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