November 5, 2009

Fairy Feller and Dragonflies

I wrote a big post for Art Bead Scene today all about the Fairy Feller painting, so I think I will keep today's blog here short. I wanted to show some of the new small dragonfly charms and links alongside the big ones. I am really in love with both of them, and I am dying to play with them! I have ideas for bracelets with the links and the charms. Maybe today I will get a chance to play!

The links, charms, and pendants with holes (instead of wire loops) are sort of new for me. I designed them so that I can put holes in them this time. I have to make that consideration in the design, so it doesn't look like the hole interrupts the design. The wires are less conspicuous, but they have their own design and construction problems, so I figured I would give this a try. So my questions to the beaders out there is: Which do you prefer? The wire loops for charms and links, or holes. Also, I would love to hear what you would make with these little dragonfly links with two holes. Do tell!


  1. Well, I just went to Etsy and bought myself a collection of these so I guess that pretty much tells you what I think, LOL! The designs are great and the colors you chose are lovely, too. Personally, I like the holes - I think they are a little easier to design with because I have more options with them.

  2. I am so in love with the dragonfly links...I think I might have to snag a couple for many beads, so little money :o)

    but, hey, I just had a friend ask me to make some beads for her aunt's birthday (she likes the polymer clay beadies I've been making), that's fun money, right? :o)

  3. I would have to say I prefer the holes. I do love how you incorporated them into the design, so much better that way. Love all the new stuff, thanks for sharing your talent with us.


  4. I like it both ways...but the holes allow the designer to pick their "metal color" to design with...bright & shiney or matte & antiqued.