Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Coming Soon...

 So last time Diana from Suburban Girl Studio listed new items I managed to snatch up a couple of her wonderful copper patina bead sets. Last weekend during my sick, bored surfing in Etsy I found more beautiful dragonfly collage sheets... Then somewhere in the medicine haze I realized what a great combination the two would be...

The tiles still need to be sealed...I just couldn't get them done last weekend...UGH! I hate being sick!

 But this weekend since I am feeling better I will get these tiles finished...

Then...I see Vintaj brass, wire wrapping and voila a beautiful bracelet...maybe a few crystal or gemstone dangles too!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Andrew Thornton February Readers Design Challenge Reveal

Hi Everyone,

I am a bit late in getting this post up (about an hour). I have been very sick for the last two weeks so between sleeping in and the west coast time difference. So apologies...Now on to the reveal!

February's kit was beautiful shades of purples and pinks...the custom bead mix also had just a hint of red. All wonderful colors for Valentine's. Somewhat sadly this also marks the final installment in Andrew's Readers Design Challenge. I had many ideas in mind for this kit but with getting sick I was only able to complete two projects in time for reveal but I do look forward to using all the goodies I have left in other projects over the coming months.

I had some new dragonfly images I was creating my ephemera tiles from and these beads were just so perfect with this one. I added Vintaj findings and bronze wire wrapping and voila! a beautiful vintage style bracelet.

Below shows a close up of the clasp and tile detail. I am very pleased with how this piece turned out.

Next I used the pendant from Erin Pras-Hintz of Tesori Trovati, choosing beads to compliment all the lovely shades in this mini treasure.
 Silver plated findings and silver filled wire wrapping for the crystals and jade, I also used the 1/2 strands of acrylic and czech rounds, separating every few beads in a darker matched color to the strand.

Thanks to Andrew for providing these wonderful opportunities to challenge us! I think we all look forward to seeing how your future endeavors grow!

Please be sure to check out what these wonderful designers created from their February kits!


Monday, February 20, 2012

Cough, Cold, Flu...

I had this great plan after my last post to get this blog going...then...I was struck with 'the crude'. After about 9 days of up/down sickness, a visit to the doctor today confirms it developed into a wonderful sinus infection. The plus side is I can now have antibiotics and other good sinus meds to help clear this crap up! So hopefully in the next few days I will actually be able to move forward with my new blogging plan...

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Suburban Girl Beads...

So I have this wonderful love affair with Suburban Girl Beads. Diana does wonderful raku and ceramic pendants, beads and charms. She has decided to start a bead team and I want in! She has three spots which she will choose designers at random to fill. So here I am time to start getting this blog moving to be considered for her team.

Wish me luck!