Thursday, September 30, 2010

Falling Leaves

It took a bit of time but I finally figured out how to do a collage. This collage is featuring my Falling Leaves bracelet and necklace. I am in love with those shoes. I want to thank Lorelei Eurto and the Art Bead Scene Blog: Studio Saturday's for the post last Saturday on how to make a collage, it was very interesting and I love the finished product. 
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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Magazine Submission to Stringing

I just wanted to share my excitement, I have submitted for the first time a design to my favorite magazine Stringing.  I have been an avid reader of Stringing since about 2008, I love all of the creativity that is packed into each issue and I found so much inspiration from the magazine as well as been introduced to some of my favorite designers.  I am crossing my fingers that what I have submitted may be of interest, here's hoping.

Friday, September 24, 2010

New Designs

I have been in a bit of a slump lately not really designing anything and being unhappy with my work space I am dreaming of having a bigger space where I can have large storage and places where I can organize my beads better.  A friend of my has extended an invitation to me to setup a booth at a farmers market and that is just what I needed to get me going.  I am going to post the time place and name of the farmers markets in a later post.  I made three things last night and wanted to share.

I am going to try and challenge myself and keep my blog current and try and post a new design each week.  Here is crossing my fingers.  I hope you like what you see.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

New Giveaway at Pretty Things

Please check out Lori Anderson's blog Pretty Things she is has a great book giveaway you can also check out her new website Lori Anderson Designs with all of her beautiful jewelry.  I am crossing my fingers that I win.  Lori also has a great free Ecourse Blog Your Art Out that she posted, she is very wise and it was wonderful for her to share some great advice.  I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Skye Jewels

Skye Jewels has just reached 10,000 visitors and Marie is having a great giveway plus a HUGE BLOWOUT SALE AT BOTH HER ESTY SHOP'S SKYKE JEWELS AND MORE SKYKE JEWELS!!!  I have been drooling over Marie's stuff for along time and in a few weeks I am going to get an opportunity to visit her at her studio.  I am so excited I love the vintage romantic feel that her pieces have.  Please be sure to check out her blog because she is having a giveaway for designers and people who love to wear unique one of a kind pieces.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Leather Wrapped Bracelet

I spotted a leather wrapped bracelet in the Stella & Dot catalogue and really loved it and I thought I should be able to make this.  I bought the leather and the faceted green jade gemstones from a local bead store Beads & Plenty more, the thread from Bedrock beads, and the button from Mamacita Beadworks, I love the simplicity of this button and couldn't wait to use it on this bracelet.  I bought a few others that you will likely be seeing over the next while, but I will keep that a surprise until later.

When I orginally started the bracelet on the bottom end the thread looked beautiful but on the top it was all over the place after about being 3/4 of the way through threading I realized what I had done wrong so I needed to take it all apart and start over, I completed it last night but then is was too small to fit around by wrist, so I went to bed and must have been thinking all night what I could do, I also was out of thread, so this morning I tied some extra thread and added more beads and now even though it is snug I can now fit it around my wrist.  Next time I will have some extra leather and an ample supply of thread so that I can make it much longer.