Sunday, 29 January 2012

All things Japanese

Empress Necklace

The crescent shaped feature piece by Elaine Ray was rediscovered in my beading stash. It is a beautiful piece that I bought a long time ago - I have a bad habit of ordering bits and pieces with some fantastic beading project in mind, only to forget what I needed it for by the time it makes its way from the US to Australia which usually  2 -3 weeks. Sketching and notes would be a good idea!

The result is that this necklace is rather bold - she will need a creative and strong willed woman to own her, hence the name, Empress.

I want to say many thanks to Zara, a new customer from the Blue Mountains who has bought 8 of Sasha+Max Studio's Japanese necklaces this week to sell in her new gift store.

Here are some other recent pieces, all part of the continual Japanese collection. Aieko features a Chinook pendant, and Maya is a longer style to balance the size of Round Rabbit's pendant, with a lacing detail.



Monday, 2 January 2012

Holiday beading

Tash Necklace, with beads by Vero of Narrative

All the best to you and your families for 2012. After a week or so of a holiday break, its back to the day job tomorrow. I'll miss those afternoon "Nanna" naps, morning gym sessions (here's hoping I keep those going), bead table creative moments, and quality cat conversations with Sasha the Maine Coon who loves a good chat.

These are some new pieces that have or will be listed into the Sasha+ Max stores over the next week or so.

Freckles Earrings. with more of Vero's beads

Sunshine Bracelet
Sunshine Bracelet
Drift Necklace