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It's Raining On The Sun

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Playing with some new beads. These crystal drops made me think of the sun and rain drops. And somehow the idea that it's raining on the sun seems appropriate in these times. Here where I live it was 91° yesterday. I don't really like living in the heat of the sun all the time, but what can you do? I bought a portable swamp cooler that actually does a good job so far. Hopefully it will help with the electric bill this year. And then I'll have more money for beads, LOL.


18 and 24 guage gold tone wire. Crystal drops in gold. Ear wires. 2 14mm gold rondell crystals. 11/0 Myuki delica beads.

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  1. Stingray
    Stingray says:

    Excellent! These are unique and stylish. I love the earrings.

  2. kye
    kye says:

    Your title really fits this pretty set. So imaginative!

  3. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    What a beautiful set! I like the title–the light topaz drops fit it so well. It’s like a little bit of sun shining thru them. Hang in there and keep cool this summer. I grew up in the southwest and know that even in the shade it is HOT! It’s sad to have to stay inside all summer, but hey, now that we bead, I don’t mind it as much. I really enjoy your creative ability to wrap with wire–your designs are so unique. Love the matching earrings with the staggered drops.

  4. Kimberlywilliams60
    Kimberlywilliams60 says:

    I agree with all the above comments !! This set is just so so pretty !! Your wire skills always amaze me …. I live in the north and while we have a HVAC buisness I have never been introduced to a swamp cooler ….I have definitely heard about them and they seem intriguing….but they just don’t work with our climate or so ive been told ….anyway point is anything that saves money for more beads sounds great LOL

  5. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    I love this set KR. Beautiful yellow crystals and your wiring is fantastic. Such a funny title – but appropriate.

    Here it has been snowing since 6:30 A.M. All of the beautiful new leaves are covered in snow.

  6. K Ralston
    K Ralston says:

    Thank Stingray, kye, Kimberly, Crystal and Beady for the positive feedback. Sorry it’s snowing on your beautiful flowers BLE. The temp has dropped a little now but I anticipate a very hot Spring and Summer because it always is. With all the strange weather anomalies, and so little rain here anymore, I said to myself maybe it will rain on the sun. Why not? Everything else is surprising us. I’ll be sorting beads today. Perhaps if I get organized I will be more productive. Perhaps.

  7. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Have fun organizing your beads today–it’s one of my favorite things to do! :)

  8. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    K Ralston….This bracelet…as well as the earrings are gorgeous!! You have a very creative imagination, and come up with some great pieces.

  9. K Ralston
    K Ralston says:

    Thanks Sweetjane. I love your pieces as well. In fact, I keep thinking about that bracelet with the alien face. It might be my favorite.

  10. Jogi
    Jogi says:

    Nice pieces! I really like the earrings with the swirly accents. Great job!

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