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Shana and I have several new additions to the colorfriends collection from the past few weeks, with more in the works. Here’s what’s new (clicking on the pictures will take you to the item listings):

aprirsi necklace & barrette
aster barrette & garden party necklace

giverny barrette & bracelet

easy tiger barrette & tyger tyger necklace

color friends

Shana and I have a long and happy history of feeding each other’s creative energy. Lately this has focused on color (after some mutual customers commented on Twitter that they liked how our work looked together, and having “jewelry that are friends.” Awesome.), and we’ve been making some pieces with the same names and colorstories. You can see some of hers here, and we’re working on adding a colorfriends tag so you can see them all together on Etsy. These are some of mine for this week:
Why, yes, I do think they turned out well. Thank you.

here be chaos.

It has long been my plan to have an orderly process wherein I make new things, take photographs in batches, promote through the use of blogging and sneak peeks and then list the new items in my shop(s). This is a perfectly reasonable plan, and would, I feel, work out well. Stuff keeps getting in the way of my reasonable plan, though – namely my actual job that I get paid to do. It’s shameless, really, the way this actual job interferes with my reasonable plan.

All of which is to say that once again I have sneak peeks mere hours before my shop update, which is almost pointless. Still, here they are. I’ve been lucky to find some spectacular rare beads lately, and they’ll be turning up in new pieces starting this week. Cotton pearls in shiny green turquoise; glass spiderweb beads in black and red; and carved Lucite treasures I’ve never used before.

Because my time at the office is so chaotic at the moment, I’m also planning to list things in my new Leaves of Glass shop throughout the week (instead of just on Tuesdays) to lessen the urgency of preparing several listings at once. Updates for urban legend will remain on Tuesday for the time being.

This week is also the launch for a collaborative project that I’ve been working on with Shana of cookoorikoo (keep an eye on her blog for more details, and spot one of the collaboration pieces below!).

Bling Around the Rosey (or, Shana Won’t Stop)

Shana’s been making fistfuls of rings with vintage enamel flowers, and I don’t seem able to resist them. It started with this one, which I obsessed over for about 10 days, and then bought. I wore it constantly, and had a dangerous habit of stopping in the street to admire its sparkle and wonderful chippy edges.

And then came this curvy, even chippier purple one. As you can clearly see, I had to have it. I mean, really. Look at the pale peachy edges just under the purple. Look at the graceful petals, and the sticky-outy middle bits.

But wait, there’s more…

She let me have this one, but I’m no longer allowed to leave the house without an escort for fear that I’ll walk right in front of a bus while I’m gazing lovingly at it. There’s an intervention scheduled for next week. And still she posts more rings