Saturday, December 1, 2012

Handmade Jewelry, Etsy or Artfire

   Well it's that time of year, when everyone peddles their wares to the holiday shoppers. Not an easy market, believe me. For a handmade holiday..........

    I have two online shops that I'm using this year. One is Artfire.... https://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/studio/Bountymoondesigns

    The other is Etsy http://www.etsy.com/shop/CreatedTreasuresKY

     Both my shops have different items in them. I have necklaces, bracelets and earrings separately, necklace sets and bracelet and earring sets. Currently I am offering a 10% off coupon code HDLYCHR good in either shop.  I can make some size adjustments on my bracelets. Come see what I have in either shop. Happy Holidays!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Kalmbach Bead Soup Party Reveal

It's reveal time!!
I got to participate in Kalmbach's bead soup party hosted by Kalmbach Jewelry Books in honor of Lori Anderson's new book Bead Soup.

My bead soup was from Facets of Isis.


I came up with this necklace after several attempts. I am quite thrilled with the final results.


 Thank you Kalmbach Jewelry Books, Lori Anderson and Facets of Isis for the opportunity to participate.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Solar Flare Blog Hop Reveal

It's reveal time for the Solar Flare Blog Hop.

The challenge was to create a unique piece of jewelry inspired by this sunset/solar flare photo.


I kept my design very simple. The color combination are not colors I would normally choose. I love the end results. I made my set with glass, crystal, quartz and hemalyke.





This challenge was hosted by Ultimate Supplies. A list of participants and links of their creations can be found below
for Oct 28th for the Solar Flare Blog Hop. 

 
Gloria Allen
Blog Link:http://innovativedreamsjewelry.blogspot.com
 


   Shawn Marie Mills
Blog Link: http://shawnmariedesignsatbentwire.blogspot.com/

Karin King

Blog Link: http://maverickbeads.blogspot.com/

Alicia Marinache 

Blog Link: http://www.allprettythings.ca


Pam "The Crazier Sister Blog:

 http://crazycreativecorner.blogspot.com/?m=1 

Kelly Hosford Patterson

http://travelingsideshow.blogspot.com/

Delia Marsellos-Traister
Blog Link: www.phoenixmagyk.com


Dana Lang

Blog Link: http://tumblestonehandmakery.blogspot.ca

Mischelle Fanucchi

http://micheladasmusings.blogspot.com


Jessica Murray

Blog Link: http://whimsicalweavings.blogspot.com/

Cynthia Abner

Blog Link: http://createdtreasures.blogspot.com/

Charlie Jacka

Blog: http://clay-space.com/blog

Shannon Hicks

Blog Link:http://uptwnsh-fallingintothesky.blogspot.com/
 


   Zoe Marcin
Blog Link: http://beadsteaandsweets.blogspot.com/

Rebecca Sirevaag

Blog Link: http://godsartistinresidence.blogspot.com/ 

Miranda C. Ackerley

Blog Link: http://mirandack.com

Paula Winchester Hisel

 Blog Link: http://simplybeadiful.weebly.com/simply-stated.html

Lynn Jobber/Lo/The Creative Klutz

Blog Link: http://thecreativeklutz.blogspot.co.uk/

Alenka Obid

Blog Link: http://pepita-handmade.blogspot.com/

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Solar Flare Blog Hop

Yes! call me crazy but I've joined another blog hop.

This one is Solar Flare Blog Hop 
sponsored by Ultimate Supplies
The Challenge: To Create a Unique Piece of Jewelry Inspired by this Sunset/Solar Flare Photo:
 Come back on Sunday October 28th and see what I've created!

Kalmbach Bead Soup Party!

In honor of Lori Anderson's new book.........

Bead Soup: 32 Projects Show What Happens When 26 Beaders Swap Their Stash

 

Kalmbach Publishing is hosting a bead soup party. Bead and Jewelry stores all over the US sent in bead soups for participants to receive and create a beautiful necklace with the soup ingredients they received. http://www.facebook.com/KalmbachJewelryBooks. 

Those of us that filled out the application, anxiously waited for the postal service, In hopes that one of these lovely yellow envelopes would find their way into our mailboxes.

 I was sure I was not one of those lucky participants as I waited and waited.........

But much to surprise and delight, one of those glorious yellow envelopes found it way to me. Yeah! I get to participate! 

 

My bead soup comes from Facets of Isis



I am so excited! Oh the possibilities....... This soup is simmering!

 

Friday, August 24, 2012

My New Etsy Store

I've opened up a new Etsy store located here. CreatedTreasuresKY.
Beautiful jewelry designed by me. Come see my selection. I've also provided a link on my right side bar for both my Etsy and my Artfire store. I will be selling different items in each store.  

It's Time for Reveal #3

It's finally here! The third and largest reveal of the 6th bead soup blog party. Below is the list of participants for this reveal. Come join me. Let's all do the hop!!!!
 
 
 
Hostess, Lori Anderson, Pretty Things

Agi Kiss, Moonsafari Beads 
Alice Peterson, Alice Dreaming
Alison Sachs, Beads by Earthtones
Amanda Dittloff, Passion Smashin'
Andra Marasteanu, Bijoux de Monanage
Angie Szlovak, SweetBeads
Anitra Gordy, Leelu Creations
Ann Sherwood, Ann's Blog
Arlene Dean, A Glass Bash
Audrey Belanger, Dreams of an Absolution
Barbara Blaszczyk, laboratorim Flory
Bianca Odenthal, Zydies Glasperlen
                                                                                          Birgit Klughardt, GitesBeads
                                                                                        Bobbie Rafferty, Beadsong Jewelry
                                                                                           Bonnie Coursolle,  Jasper Gems
                                                                                        Cece Cormier, The Beading Yogini
                                                                                                Charlene Jacka, Clay Space
                                                                                              Cherrie Fick, En La Lumie're
                                                                                            Cheryl Foiles, Get Your Bead On
                                                                                        Christie Murrow, Charis Designs Jewelry

                                                                                               Christina Miles, Wings n Scales
                                                                                                  Christina Stofmeel, Feng Beads
                                                                                          Christine Stonefield, Sweet Girl Design
                                                                                          Cindy Cima Edwards, Live to Design
                                                                                           CJ Bauschka, 4 His Glory Creations
                                                                                            Claire Smith, Embergrass Jewelry
                                                                                                    Cynthia Riggs, Cynth's Blog
                                                                                           Dana Fowler, Trunk Full of Treasure
                                                                                             Dawn Pierro, Turtle Moon Designs
                                                                                             Dee Elgie, Cherry Obsidia
                                                                                          Donetta Farrington, Simply Gorgeous

                                                                                           Dot Lewallwn, Speedie Beadie
                                                                                          Eileen Snyder, Dorset Hill Beads
                                                                                          Elizabeth Bunn, Elizabeth Beads
                                                                                          Eva Kovacs, Ewa gyongyos vilaga!
                                                                                           Evelyn Duberry, Sheba Makeda
Fay Wolfenden, Torch Fairy
Fen Li, Bead Flora Jewels
Gail Zwang, Angel Moose Enterprises
Geneva Collins, Torque Story
Grace Dorsey, Fan of the Flame
Gretchen Nation,  Art Food Lodging

Hannah Annear, Squintessential
Hajer Waheed, My Beaded World
Heather Goldsmith, As I Bead It
Heather Otto, The Craft Hopper
Heidi Kingman, My Bead Therapy
Hope Smitherman, Crafty Hope
Isolina Perez, Isolina Perez
Jacqueline Keller, CreARTelier
Jane Haag, Did You Make Something Today?
Janeen Sorensen, Wild Vanilla Designs
Jean Peter, Jean P. Designs

Jennifer Judd, Jen Judd Rocks
Jennifer L Justman, Soul's Fire Designs
Joanna Matuszczyk, Bizuteria z filcu
Joanne Brown, Jo's Jewels
Joanne Lockwood, Jo Bunkum
Joyce Becker, Joyce's Joyful Gems
Judy Riley, Three Red Beads
Karen Mitchell, Over the Moon Design
Karen Williams, Baublicious
Karin von Hoeren, Creative Ideen

Karla Morgan, Texas Pepper Jams
Kashmira Patel, Sadafule .. always in bloom!
Kate Richbourg, We Can Make That at Home

Katrin Lembke, AllesPerle
Kathy Combs, Torched in Texas
Kathy Lindemer, Bay Moon Design
Kay Thomerson, Kayz Kreationz
Kelley Fogle, My Life, One Bead at at Time
Kelly Hosford Patterson, Traveling Side Show

Klaudette Koon, Only Road
Lara Lutrick, Lampwork Beads by Lara
Laura Guenther, Blue Antiquities

Laurie Lalonde, Simply Mod Jewelry
Lilik Kristiani, Soul of My Embodiment
Linda Younkman, Lindy's Designs
Lisa Chapman, Beach Cat Beads
Lisa Lodge, Pine Ridge Treasures
Loretta Carstensen, Designs by Loretta
Lori Bergmann, Lori Bergmann Design
Lori Dorrington, Lori's Adventures in Etsy Land
Lupe Meter, Gem's PC Corner
Lynn Davis, LLYYNN

Malin de Koning, Beading by Malin
Mandi Effron, Craft-o-licious
Mandy Williamson, Mimi's Beading
Margot Potter, The Impatient Crafter
Maria Rosa Sharrow, Willow Street Shops
Marianne Baxter, Simply Seablime Jewelry
Marina Dobrynina, Savon Feutre
Marjolein Trewavas, Room for Change
Marelene Cupo, Amazing Designs
Marsha Neal, Marsha Neal Studio

Marta Kaczerowska, uhuhu
Mary Govaars, MLH Jewelry Designs
Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes
Menka Gupta, Menka's Jewelry Blog
Michelle Burnett, Reverie and Revival
Michelle Escano-Caballero, The Cabby Crafter
Miko Wiropati, Uniquely Yunikua
Milla Hope,  LB Creative Arts and Crafts
Mimi Gardner, Other Curiosities
Miranda Ackerley, MirandackArts
Natalie McKenna, grubbi

Noemi Baena, fuego, metal, y color
Pam Ferrari, Ferrari Originals
Pam Sears, Crazy Creative Corner
Penny Neville, Copper Penny
Rachel Baron, R. Baron Designs
Rachel Myers, Rockabead Jewelry
Rana Wilson, Definitive Designs by R. Wilson
Rebecca Anderson, Song Beads
Rebecca Sirevaag, Becca's Place
Riki Schumacher, Riki Jewelry

Rose Binoya, Ahtee's Blog
Rossana De Gaspari, Rdegas Blog

Sandi James, Do Be Do Bead Do
Sandi Volpe, Sandi Volpe
Sandra Wollberg, City of Brass Stories
Sarah Goode, Pookledo

Sarah Small, blog by salla
Shai Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings
Shawn Mills, Shawn Marie Designs with Bent Wire
Sheila Davis, Stone Designs by Sheila

Sheryl Stephens, Babble Bead
Shiraz Biggie, Secret Song Designs


Solange Collin,  Ahowin Handcrafted Jewelry
Sonya Stille, Dreamin' of Beads
Stephanie Dixon, The Dixon Chick
Susan Kennedy, Sue Beads
Susan Sheehan, Strands of Thought
Suzann Sladcik Wilson, Beadphoria
Sweet Freedom, Sweet Freedom Designs
Tabatha Dinger, Modernly Created
Tania Hagen, Pelima Jewellery Design

Tanya Boden, Fusion Muse
Terri Gauthier, Blooming Ideas
Terry Carter, Tapping Flamingo
Tracy Stillman, Tracy Stillman Designs

Friday, August 10, 2012

Bead Soup Blog Party #6 Reveal 2

Well it's time for the 2nd reveal of the 6th bead soup blog party. This is my day to show what I've made with my bead soup that I got from my partner Debbie. Don't forget to visit her page to see what she cooked up. This was the yummy soup ingredients that she sent me. 



I made several pieces from this soup. It took me a few attempts, before I came up with these pieces. I just loved the stone she sent me.






Thanks to my partner Debbie and to Lori Anderson who hosted this wonderful opportunity to have so many creative talented artists in one place.
The 3rd and final reveal will be hosted August 25th. 
The list of participants for the 2nd reveal are listed below. Please visit all the wonderful creations everyone has cooked up. Enjoy!!


Hostess, Lori Anderson, Pretty Things
Adlinah Kamsir, Dream Struck Designs
Adrienn Lukacs, Raszputyin Designs
Agata Grygiel, Cytherea Bijoux 
Alenka Obid, Pepita Handmade 
Amy Dickerson, Damyjo Designs 
Amy Schmidt, Amy's Treasure 
Amy Severino, Amy Beads 
Andrea Trank, Heaven Lane Creations
Anke Humpert, Anart Island Studios
Ann Rishell, My Critical Eye
April Grinaway, Brooklyn Bead Goddess 
Ashley Bunting, Miss Ashely Kate 
Astrid Boyce, Astrid Boyce Beads 
B.R. Kuhlman, Mixed Mayhem Studios 
Barbe Saint John, Saints and Sinners
Beata Benkone Meggyesi, Beahobbi
Brandy McNair, Bella Vita Handmade Jewelry 
 Bryna Lumb, Bryna's Bead Box
Carmen Lau, Little Maketto
Cate van Alphen, Fulgorine
Cathie Carroll, Cathie Carroll's Studio
Cathy Khoury, Touch Jewelry 
Christina Stofmeel, Feng Beads 
 Collette Collins, Fire Fly Myst Artisan Jewelry
Courtney Breul, Beads by Breul 
Crystal Thain, Here Bead Dragons
Cynthia Abner, Created Treasures
Deana Hager, Just Deez'Art & Life
Debbie Phenes, Deb Joy Sing
Dhea Powers, Java Bead
Diana Welte, Lilyweeds
Dita Basu, alankarshilpa
Dorota Zeranska, gdymamczas 
Dot Lewallwn, Speedie Beadie
Elisabeth Auld, Beads For Busy Gals
Ema Kilroy, Ema K Designs
Emma Todd, A Polymer Penchant
Eva Sherman, Eva Sherman Designs
Evie and Beth McCord, EB Bead and Metal Works
Francy Inman, Francy's Studio
Ginger Bishop, lilmummy likes...
Giorgia Rossini, Jo in Wonderland
Ine Vande Cappelle, Jewels by Ine 
Iveth Caruso, Creative Atelier 
JJ Jacobs, Coming Abstractions
Jackie Ryan, Kydo Jewellery
Jeannie Dukic, Jeannie's Blog
Jelveh Jaferian, Jelveh Designs
Jenna Tomalka, Twin Birch Studio
Jenni Connolly, Jenni's Beads
Jennifer Van Horn, Jennifers Jewels and Junk
Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation
Johanna Rhodes-Nash, Fire Phoenix Creations 
 Joyce Blair, Bent Wire West Coast
JuLee Wolfe, The Polymer Penguin
Karen Vincent, Swallow Tail Jewellery
Karin Slaton, Backstory Beads
Kayla Potega, The Eclectic Element 
Kim Dworak, CianciBlue
Kris Lanae Binsfeld, Cherish Designs by Kris Lanae
Kristen Latimer, MJM Jewelry Designs
Kumi Fisher, Malie Kai Designs
Kym Hunter, Kym Hunter Designs
Lennis Carrier, Windbent
Leslie Wayment, AA Beads & More
Linda Murphy, Bonita Bead
Lisa Johnson, Whimsey Wonders
Lisa Sittniewski, Love, Yesterdays
Lois Moon, Que Onda, Q'Town?
Lola Surwillo, Bead Lola Bead
Lorelei Eurto, Lorelei's Blog
Lori Bowring Michaud, Artfully Ornamental
Lori Finney, Using My Beads
Margareta Saari, Mags-koruja
Maria Horvath, Horimarika Beads
Marian Hertzog, M's Place
 Mary Ellen Parker, BeeTree by m.e.
Mary K McGraw, MK's Creative Musings
MaryLou Holvenstot, time2cre8 
Martha Aleo, Ornamento
 Maybeline Tay, The Jewelry Larder
Megan Collins, Churchy & Her Sailor
Melissa Meman, Art. Life. Love.
Melissa Mesara, One-Eared Pig Beads
Paige Maxim, Paige Maxim Designs
Pam Farren, re-maker
Pam Hurst, Pam Hurst Designs
Patricia Handschuh, The Color of Dreams
Patty Miller, CabariBeads
Penney Klapoth, Faerie Acres
Regina Santerre, Regina's Writings
Rhea Freitag, starrgazer creates
Rochelle Brisson, A Creative Chelle
Sabine Dittrich, PerlenDschungel
Sandra McGriff, Creative Chaos
Sandra Neights, Petalo Azul
Sandra Young, It's a Bead Life!
Sara Oehler, SoftFlex Girl
Saturday Sequins, Saturday Sequins
Shanti Johnson, Sunshine Bliss
Shari Replogle, Plays With Paper
Sonya Stille, Dreamin' of Beads
Stefanie Teufel, Stefanies Sammelsurium
Tammie Everly, TTE Designs
Tania Spivey, Moobie Grace Designs
Therese Frank, Therese's Treasures
Tina Holden, Polymer Clay Bytes!
Toltec Jewels, Jewel School Friends 
Tracey Nanstad, A Beadiful Mess
Tracy Choy, BumbleBeads Designs
Valerie Norton, Hot Art

Friday, July 27, 2012

Bead Soup Blog Party Participants for Reveal 1

Here is the list of participants for reveal 1. Come join me Saturday July 28th, to see what gorgeous creations have been simmering and are ready. So exciting! This is the first of three reveals.



Hostess, Lori Anderson, PrettyThingsBlog.com

 
Alice Craddick,  Alice's Beads and Baubles
Alicia Marinache,  All The Pretty Things
Amanda Tibbetts,  Amanda Made
Amber Dawn Goldish, Inventive Soul
Annita Wilson,  AW Jewelry
Beti Horvath, Stringing Fool
Birgitta Lejonklou,  Create With Spirit   
Candida Castleberry,    Spinning Spun Sugar
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations
Cassie Donlen, Glass Beadle
Cheryl McCloud,  One Thing Leads to Another
Cheryl Roe, BeadRoe
Christina Hickman, Vintage Treasures Jewelry
Christine Hendrickson,  Clamworks
Cilla Watkins, Tell Your Girlfriends
Cindy Wilson, Mommy's Dream
Cindy Wimmer, Sweet Bead Studio
Cory Celaya, Art With Moxie
Cory Tompkins, Tealwater Designs
Cris Peacock, Cris' Page
Cynthia Deis, Shiny Little Things
Cynthia Machata, Antiquity Travelers
Cynthia Wainscott, Exotic Peru
Dana Hickey, Magpie Approved
Denielle Hagerman, Some Beads and Other Things
Diane Valasek, Dragonfly Close
Doris Stumpf, Glaszwerg
Dyanne Everett-Cantrell, Dee-Liteful Jewelry Creations
Elaine Robitaille, Too Aquarius
Eleanor Burian-Mohr, The Charmed Life
Enikö Fabian, Perl-eni
Erin Prais-Hintz, Treasures Found
Heather Davis, Blissful Garden Beads
Hilary Frye, FryeStyle
Inge von Roos, Inge's Blog
Jami Shipp, Celebrating Life
Jennifer Cameron, Glass Addictions
Jennifer Pottner, Rock Candy Beads
Jennifer VanBenschoten,  Jewelry, Art and Life
Jenny Davies-Reazor, Jenny Davies-Reazor
Jenny Vidberg, Shyme Design
Jessica Dickens, My Jewelry, My Life, Me
Jessica Klaaren, Beadful-Things by Jessica
Joan Williams, Lilruby Jewelry
Judith Johnston, Judith Johnston
Judy Riggs, Rigglettes
Judy Turner, Silver Rains
Julie Anne Leggett, The Peaceful Bead
K Hutchinson, Jumbled Hutch
Karen Meador, Dreamcatcher Ranch
Karyn Bonfiglio, Plus Size Bangles
Katherine Gale, Terra Beadworks
Kathleen Lange Klik, Modern Nature Studio
Katja Benevol Gabrijelcic, Slovonske Technobe
Kelli Jacobson, Creative Moon
Kelly Ramstack, Adventures with Kelly
Keri Lee Sereika, Pink Lemonade
Kim Bender-Hora, KimmyKat
Kirsi Luostarinen, Kirsi Luo Korut
Kitty Bozzini, Kitty Lampwork
Laura Demoya, The Bead Therapist
Laurie Hanna, Laurie's Jewelbox
Leah Curtis, Beady Eyed Bunny
Linda Inhelder, Must-Haves Jewelry
Lisa Liddy, Metal Me This
Mallory Hoffman, For the Love of Beads
Marianna Boylan, Pretty Shiny Things
Marion Simmons, Shade Tree Studio
Marla Gibson, Spice Box Design
Marta Weaver, Marta Weaver Jewelry
Marti Conrad, Marti C's Clay Blog
Maryse Fritzsch-Thillens, GlassBeadArt, Lampwork Beads
Melanie Brooks, Earthenwood Studio
Michelle Hardy, Firefly Visions
Mikala Coates, Maybe Just Perhaps
Mowse Doyle, HoCArt
Nancy Boylan, Snazzy Doodle Designs
Nancy Peterson, Beading From the Heart
Nicole Rennell, Nicole Rennell Designs
Niki Meiners, 365 Days of Craft
Niky Sayers, Silver Nik Nats
Norma Turvey, Moonlit Fantaseas
Paige Maxim, Paige Maxim Designs
Pamela Gangler, She Always Loved Pink
Perri Jackson, Shaktipaj Designs
Raida Disbrow, Havana Beads
Renetha Stanziano, Lamplight Crafts
Shannon Hicks, Falling Into the Sky
Shannon LeVart, Miss Fickle Media
Sharon Driscoll, Right Turn Art Werks
Shelley Graham Turner, Fabric of My Life
Sherri Stokey, Knot Just Macrame
Shirley Moore, Beads and Bread
Skylar Bre'z, Brising Beads
Stacie Florer, Soul to Substance
Stacie Stamper, Park Avenue
Stacy Alderson, Iridal's Attic
Stephanie Haussler, Pixybug Designs
Stephanie Stamper, Rainy Day Designs
Suzette Bentley, Ellie's Bijoux
Tanty Sri Hartanti, TJewellicious by Tanti
Terry Matuszyk, Pink Chapeau

Vonna Maslanka, Just Vonna