Tuesday, February 26, 2013

A Year in Jewelry Week 9: Simplicity

Here's week 9-simplicity. "Thinking of Spring" Simple polymer clay flowers in a bead frame and accented with fire polished beads. I just love these! 

 See what everyone else has made for week 9 here.

Monday, February 25, 2013

A Year in Jewelry: Week 8

Oh my Goodness, week 9 is already here and I'm late posting my week 8 project. I've had it done since the beginning of week 8, but had a cleaning spell on some nice days and didn't get around to posting. I have week 9 done but I will post that later. So week 8 is multiples. I made a lovely various blue glass bead multi-strand necklace with a lovely copper clasp for this challenge.

"River Blue"

 Check out what everyone else made for
Week 8

Thursday, February 14, 2013

My Soup Ingredients Are Here

My soup ingredients are here and they look yummy. This soup will be challenging and I love challenges. This is what my partner Evelyn sent me. Remember this is her first soup and she did an awesome job at her selection.
 This is what I sent her. I can't wait to see what we cook up!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Year of Jewelry-Week 7

So far I've been able to keep up with the challenge, but it has been only 7 weeks into it. This weeks theme is "Off the Cuff". I haven't delve into the world of metal, so making a metal cuff was not an option. I decided to try wire into the shape of a cuff and here is my results "Wired Pink". It's made of ribbon wrapped wire shaped into a cuff then wire wrapped glass beads to hold it's shape. I'm thrilled with the results.

I really like this challenge. It has stretched my abilities like no other challenge so far. To see what everyone one else made this week just click on this link Week 7

Thursday, February 7, 2013

My BSBP Partner

I have my new partner for the 7th Bead Soup Blog Party! This time around my partner is Evelyn Shelby. This will be her first bead soup. Her blog can be found here

We will be in the second reveal on April 6th. Here is a teaser of what I am sending her.
 I can hardly wait to see what I get!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Passion & Love: Artisan Whimsy's Bead Lover's Vallentines Challenge

This was one of my challenges for a year of jewelry. I love how this necklace "Embrace My Heart" came out so I have entered it into Artisan Whimsy Bead-Lovers-Valentines-Challenge: PASSION & LOVE .  I wire wrapped glass cubes around a wire heart then added a key with a pretty ribbon 
bow and strung on a pink rubber cord.


I have entered the bead lover's Valentines Challenge. Best Representation of PASSION and LOVE. My entry is #10. Please vote for me if you think my necklace is the best representation. Thank you. Voting is Feb12-13 at midnight.


Year of Jewelry: Week 6

Here it is week 6, this week's theme is Embrace. To me, embrace means to surround with feeling, so this week my piece is "Embrace My Heart".
Week 6 "Embrace My Heart"

 I wire wrapped glass cubes around a wire heart then added a key with a pretty bow and strung on rubber cord.

 Here's where you can find the other participants for this week's Embrace-week 6

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Year of Jewelry- Week 5

Week 5 was Déjà Vu, have I seen this before? I took a bracelet that I had made with a bead exchange challenge a couple of years ago and had stuck back in a draw and forgot I had it.  It was just perfect for this week.  I reworked it into a pair of fun earrings and matching bracelet. "Festive Redo"

Week 5- "Festive Redo"

Here's the link to see what everyone else did.  Week 5