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Polymer Clay Beads + Acrylic Bicones = Festive Earrings

Festive Fiesta Earrings Using Polymer Clay Beads

image of cascarone earrings using polymer clay beads
Get your cascarone earrings for Easter and Fiesta.

What do you get when you combine cute oval polymer clay beads with tiny acrylic bicones on some head pins and ear wires?  The answer is simple:  Cascarones Earrings.  Cascarones are  hollowed-out chicken eggs filled with confetti.  They are popular in South Texas during Easter season.  Also, they are very popular in San Antonio during Fiesta.  These polymer clay beads are perfect for creating that cascarones look.  I add some small acrylic bicones to bling them up just a bit.

Starting this weekend I will have all of the “fixings” to make your cascarones earrings.  Come by space #1057 and get your supplies to make these adorable earrings.

Check out this video to help you make your wire wrapped loops for the earrings.  This was my first video and it is kinda of rough…I did not do any editing.  Originally, I made it for a friend to help her learn how to make these loops.  She decided to record it so she could watch when she needed a reminder.  It’s not bad for a first try.

Not feeling crafty?  Not a problem …. I am selling them for $3 a pair or 2 pairs for $5.

I am located at Traders Village – San Antonio- 10th street – space 1057.

The Wired Lady

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Charms – 2 for 25 cents this weekend

Charms – 2 for 25 cents this weekend

All of my Charms are half price this weekend.  The last weekend of each month I feature something for half price.  I started this sale weekend last month.  This weekend I will sell all my charms 2 for 25 cents.  I still have lots of Christmas themed charms plus a large selection of other charms.  This does not include findings like spacers, connectors, clasps.  Just charms….including my Spurs charms and Dallas Cowboy charms.



These charms arrived this week and will be included in the sale.





view of left side of store
As walk down the left of the store you will see glass crystals, glass pearls, crackle glass beads, and lots and lots of charms.


I have 4 large display cases filled with charms.

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New Beads and Charms

New Beads and Charms are HERE!

Box one of two arrived early Tuesday afternoon. I spend the rest of the day checking the invoice and getting the beads ready to sell this weekend.   The box was filled with new beads and charms.  I am impatiently waiting for box 2.  It is filled with more charms and beads.

Take a look at the new arrivals.

clear crackle glass 6mm, 8mm, 10mm
Three sizes of clear crackle glass: 6mm, 8mm, 10mm


I went a little wild when I re-ordered the clear crackle glass.  BUT it is so versatile in making bracelets and necklaces.  I find myself using the crackle glass instead of faceted crystals.  It has a smooth exterior but still sparkles like crystals.  All of these beads are $2 per strand.  Remember these strands like the glass pearls that I sell  are 30 inch lengths.




turquoise large chips and more crackle glass

I also ordered lots of the black and clear crackle glass.  Many of you have discovered that it works great for SPURS-themed jewelry.  These beads are $2 per strand.  Remember these strands like the glass pearls are 30 inch lengths.

The REAL turquoise chips are great for western themed items.  These are the large chips (sometimes called nuggets) and they are 30 inch lengths.  I only have 10 strands of these.  I will be selling them for $4 per strand.  Come and get yours before I sell out.


more crystals

I ordered many different colors of 8mm glass crystals including all silver, silver and black bi-colored, gold and silver bi-colored.  I also am waiting for box to with bi-colored red and gold plus other Christmas colors.  These beads are $2 per strand.  Remember these strands like the glass pearls are 30 inch lengths.




crystal drips and more crystals

I ordered a mixed selection of crystal drops.  They are perfect for making earrings and also make REALLY cute angels.  These drops are  11 mm by 9 mm and each strand is 15 inches in length.  I have a variety of colors and 4 to 5 strands in each color.  These beads will be $3 per strand.





What’s a bead order without charms!  I have large fish hook charms.  I think they will work for leather bracelets and necklaces.  Also, many of my customers have asked for anchors and double angel wings.  I now have both.  In addition to these, I found a REALLY CUTE Santa in a sleigh with a present dangle.  That was too cute to pass up.  As always my charms are 25 cents each.



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Turquoise Jewelry for PowWow

single stranded turquoise and onyx necklaces
here are few of my turquoise and onyx necklaces that I made for Pow Wow
skull rosaries for day of dead
I created these large skull rosaries for Dia De Los Muertos altars.











Here are some turquoise items that I created for Pow Wow two weeks ago.  I have been too busy to post them.  I also made two special rosaries for Day of Dead.

I enjoyed making the simple necklaces.  I had not done many single stranded necklaces recently.  It was fun getting back to the basics.  Also, working on the turquoise, onyx, carved lava beads to create unique designs was fun for me.

I had many complements on these pieces.