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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Pine Ridge Treasures Pearl Blog Hop

Today is the blog Hop sponsored by Pine Ridge Treasures own host Lisa Lodge.  I purchased a pearl kit and received these Grays and Turquoise glass pearls and silver components:

I created three pair of earrings. First with Gray pearls, czech glass, and Silverware brass beadcaps

The Second with Gray pearls, Lampwork Head pins

The third with gray pearls, Lampwork disk from DSG, lampwork headpins from Dry Gulch

They all match this amazing long Necklace,  I beaded long chain with gray and Turquoise and hints of amber

The amazing dangle Focal

The whole collection. I just need to make a Bracelet.

Thanks for stopping by and hop on over to my Neghbors in this hop:

Your hostess:  Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist

Kim Dworak, Cianci Blue
Beti Horvath, Stringing Fool Jewelry
Veralynne Malone, Designed by Vera
Gloria Allen, Wings and Beads
Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation
Ann Schroeder, Bead Love
Kari Asbury, Hippie Chick Design

Monday, May 8, 2017

Art Bead Scene May Challenge

UThis month when I jumped over  to Art Bead Scene I was pleased to see the PINK inspiration in this Photo:

Beige, Orange, Teal, and Pink. I had the most gorgeous Gemstone in this bluish green color.

So I paired the Gemstone with an Artisan Lampwork bead from Grace Lampwork Beads. I kinda hoard my beads from her. I met her at beadfest one year and she makes all her beads individually.  In my stash I have these Orangey Pink beads with a splash of the Blue green running through it and they pair nicely together.

I then created these coordinating earrings. 

Thanks for Joining me in this challenge.

Friday, May 5, 2017

April 2017 Pretty Palette Beads Challenge

Pretty Palette beads is sponsored by Halcraft and their beads can be found in Michael stores Nationwide. They are calling this the Happy Spring and the inspiration behind it is Polymer clay Artist Heather Powers of Humblebeads. Heather creates polymer beads and has been doing so for decades.  I discovered Heather from Humblebeads about a 2 years go. She does art work and is also a published writer. This Artwork by heather is April's inspiration and these are the beads chosen by Halcraft:

Here is a photo of my beads as I had some strands already in my stash.

This is the Necklace I created: A brass butterfly I used Gilders paste on to add color

I loved the golden Amber hue of the shell teardrops.  I wanted to try something new for this challenge so I wirewrapped using Purple 20g Parawire.
Hope you enjoyed this whimsical piece.

Thank you so much for your visit. Come back and see what I do for May Challenges.

Saturday, April 8, 2017


I am always excited to visit a hop and this one is no different. My partner is Ally Asato
Here is a Reminder of what Ally sent.

Lets begin with the Blue Ceramic Focal.
I created this Necklace using some blue facet gemstones, some red czech glass Pansy beads,czech flowers, silver spacers, and Silverware figaro chain, silverware brass bail from B'sues

These are the coordinating earrings 

Next came the silver toggle, the seed beads, some of the Ikeda Pearls, Silverware filigree brass beads, glass spectra beads from B'sue Boutiques , czech glass flowers, silver disk spacers from Ally and One of the Gardanne Enamel brass components to create this Bracelet

And of course there are earrings to coordinate with Bracelet or Necklace
These earrings are The Gardanne Enamel brass leaves to which I used the pearls Ally sent and added Labradorite gemstone coin beads

Next I took the Main Pink Lavender Lily Pad shaped Enamel brass Focal, and one of the resin beads. I added some Broken Bling, figaro chain,pearls,czech glass created a tassel 

Gardanne Enamel focal with bling, Pearls, large resin bead
Hand wired wrapped chain

Linda Anderson - Hostess -

Non-Seed Beaders
Linda Anderson
Christina Hickman

Catherine LaVite
Barbara Price

Kathy Lindemer
Linda Raggo

Marianne Baxter
Rachelle Walker

Gloria Allen
Ally Asato

Robin Lynne Showstack
Naomi Knafla

Maria Rosa Sharrow
Dana Phillips

Michelle McCarthy
Beth Blanc

Hope Smitherman
Kari Asbury

Shai Williams
Betony Maiden

Inge van Roos
Kelly Hosford Patterson

Kristina Peck
Lori Schneider

Rosantia Petkova
Erika Price

Claire Fabian
Rachel Mallis

Deb Fortin
Nicole Rennell

Joanne Bell
Johana Nunez

Sam Waghorn
Natalie Davidson

Robin Reed
Faye Wolfenden

Karin King

Rebecca White
Palak Udeshi

Seed Beaders
Rebecca White
Palak Udeshi

Penny Houghton
Krafty Max

Heather Canepa
Ginger Bishop

Katy Heider
Renetha Stanziano

Becky Pancake
Tina Pawass

Mowse Doyle
Tami Norris

Minnette Miller
Veralynne Malone

Thursday, March 23, 2017

ABS March Challenge

This is the Inspiration Photo for Art Bead Scene March Challenge

I realized I had purchased new beads in the theme And color of the inspiration photo from Summer Wind Art on Etsy.    So I chose his bead
Summer winds bead is wood burned and hand painted. It is advertised as a bracelet bead but I wanted a long whimsical Necklace and created this layered piece.

Gorgeous Artbead I immediately loved the soft spring colors when shown in a FB group

Birds and flowers go together so well

The Blue gemstones capture the Blue skies

This is my Tassel so to speak. I added a beaded chain and made a layering Necklace which is attached so I would have one piece to grab and here I am sporting the goods.
The little flower is constantly turning and that is why I put a pretty piece of brass on it.  It is pretty which ever way it lays

Thank you for spending this time with me and my newest Piece. Hop over to the Art Bead Scene and catch all the going on.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Meet My Swap and Hop 2017 Partner

I have Once again joined into the fun of a Swap and Hop sponsored by Linda Anderson of  Cherry On Top Design Co.  My Partner in Design this year is full of fun designer Ally Asato

Ally lives in Oregon. Ally originally moved from California in 2014.  One of her favorite colors to design with is Purple. I stalked her FB page Handbeaded by Ally  so I could show you some of her designs:

Luv this Horse focal and the combination of components used in Neck chain.

Who don't love
Turquoise and Sea horses

Luv the Chunkiness

So I mailed Ally some Purple and Gray Items to Play with:

Rabbit focal by Jenny Davies-Reazor, Czech glass 5 petal beads, Lavender faceted Czech glass, Labradorite  gemstones

Crystals and Freshwater Pearls with silver lead free metal spacers

I love cute Lobster claw clasp Here is a smowflake, a Teddy bear, a toggle clasp, 20 inch chain and a connector.

Of course Ally sent me some Purple, lol, as well:

Don't you just love the Labeled bags, Beads from Andrew Thornton, Unique square toggle clasp, spacers and lampwork beads
Enamels by Anne Gardanne, luv her components, some pearls, Ceramic bead and seed beads

 and this lovely pouch to carry my projects in.  She sent a Beef treat like a slim Jim, gone, sorry.  The Reveal is April 8th and you will meet many designers and see the new designs stay tuned.