Friday, April 29, 2011

Rings & Things Blog Partners Design Challenge

Do you remember awhile ago I posted about the Design Challenge at Rings & Things?  While I was one of the lucky winners and waiting just under the wire I finally finished my design, I was still running around today finding a few things to add.  I love the beads that Dave sent me but I wanted to experiment a little so I decided to get some of Tim Holtz, alcohol inks to color the beads, but I also wanted to use some of the raw color as well.  Using purple just seemed to fit with what I was planning.  I have included a few pictures of my experiment as well as my final design, I really hope you like it. 

The lovely pendant is from Artisan Clay, I actually received this as a special gift from Kristie Roeder for being her 700th Esty purchase.  This arrived yesterday and changed my design plans, I just couldn't resist using it.  Check out Kristie's blog today she is having her design team reveal.

Take care,

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Pay It Forward Thank you

I want to give a great big thank you to Courtney at beads by breul for my pay it forward gift.  She sent me a fabulous necklace with my favorite color yellow with compliments of blue, orange and antique gold chain.  I just love it.  Stop by Courtney's blog and check out her amazing designs.

This is my 100th post, hip hip hooray!!!  In honor of my hundredth post I would like to have a giveaway, please leave a comment and a way for me to contact you and I will make a random draw on Sunday May 1, and someone will be receiving a viking knit bracelet made by me.  You can also let me know what your favorite color is because we just may be able to customize your bracelet for you!!!

Take care,

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Eye Candy

My mom and I had a open house on Sunday and I was trying to get some designs together to represent Spring, these pieces I still have on hand and will be listing them on Esty later today.  Look for a big sale at Copper Penny Designs on Esty too, I am trying to drum up some business.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

For Angela

My Son asked if I could make a necklace for a friend of his who has moved to Ontario but was coming for a visit back to Alberta.  This necklace is for a 20 something young woman and I don't know if I am in touch enough to know what a 20 something would think was nice.  We chose a adorable charm from Martha Eason of Menagerie Studio, these charms have become some of my favorites and everyone who has one loves them.  They are so unique and full of character.