Thursday, May 26, 2016

Good Fortune - Vintage Meets Fiber

Nothin like a few new components that come into your possession to inspire a new design.
Oh, I have hoards of beads but these are some of my newest.
I was at the Alaska Bead & Gem Show as a vendor down in Anchorage at the beginning of the month. They had brought in a vendor all the way from Texas. Not an unfamiliar name as I had seen Sandy Schor's booth at the Tucson Gem and Mineral show. They had a plethora of vintage beads. These little textured "fortune cookies' fairly  jumped out at me.
Actually I had hallmarked  them for another one of our designers that posts here and immediately posted off a picture to a certain amazing designer Claire Lockwood as  I could see her doing something amazing with them as well. I find it kind of funny now that when I'm bead shopping I  kind of end up spotting things for others!
I must say that feeding the wire thru the corner of the fortune cookie was a bit of a challenge but I persevered  and was delighted to see my wire emerge so I could continue with my idea.

Also Anna Pierson of SagaHus has been making some really cool fiber connectors and has been posting new ones weekly in her facebook group.
I have to admit that I made these at the last minute as I'm flying out to New England tomorrow and will be taking a polymer clay workshop with Christine Damm of which I'm really looking forward to.

Enjoy your summer days and see you when I get back.
Kimberly Rogers ~ NuminosityBeads


  1. Oh these fortune cookies are wonderful. I love the contrast between the "hard" metal and the "soft" fiber connectors.

    1. Thanks Janine, I kind of like that contrast as well. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment.

    2. Thanks Janine, I kind of like that contrast as well. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment.

  2. Kim, what a great find! The texture on the fortune cookies makes them all the cooler. I'll tell you that I am in awe. . . . .that "at the last minute" you can create such an awesome pair of earrings. It is simply you, the natural talent, doing your thing. You never fail to amaze me. They're wonderful. Safe travels!

    1. Thanks so much, Norbel. I just remembered to check in on my post. It's been a whirlwind of travel and workshop. Your words mean a lot to me.

    2. You're welcome, Kim.
      I expected you'd be running crazy busy, and selfishly, I'll be glad when you're back home. :) Happy Safe Travels!