Wings and Beads

Wings and Beads
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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Pretty Palettes:December 2017 Reveal

Welcome to my Blog. Hope your days are healthy and fun. Halcraft sponsers a monthly Inspiration called Pretty Palettes. When I first started Jewelry making I purchased a lot of stash from Halcraft through the Michaels craft stores. So This month's Inspiration full of Holiday colors Comes from their visit to the the Biltmore Estate  


Biltmore Estate

                                        
 This is the beautiful Palette chosen:




These are the beads Pretty Palette has chosen to use,



These however are my choices: Natural Quartz, White roses, Cranberry ceramic rounds, green facet glass beads, and brown ceramic round beads.



Love these Roses and Red Holly Like beads

Brown Ceramic beads from my stash

This is the lovely Bracelet I made using roses, cranberries and green glass:








These lovely Boho earrings are lightweight and just Fabulous, lol

So then I made a coordinating Necklace Using the Brown and cranberry beads, Roses,the Quartz daggers, green facet beads and a piece of Silverware Brass.



Hope you enjoy the Collection;
So this is a Blog Hop please join and see what other Artist have designed. I love comments, don't be shy, lol.































Saturday, September 16, 2017

We're All Ears-September Challenge


September's inspiration for many a challenge this month is the Sunflower. I love bright yellow as we tumble like leaves into the fall season.

I concentrated on the Yellow, the brown center and put together these little flirty darlings. I chose a brass filigree with a dark designer finish in rusted iron from Bsue Boutiques  which also carries brass Lever backs, added a brown cabachon and dangled these cute yellow flowers.




These earrings will be added to my shop.  show me your inspirations, dont be shy leave a comment and I will see you next week.





Wednesday, August 30, 2017

My Beadfest 2017




Once Again I was honored to be able to attend my annual trip to Beadfest for supplies held in Oaks, PA. I went Tailgating at 8 am Saturday morning with the famous Artist/Designers Candy Cooper whom I took a class with and learned how to use a Sizzix Metal embossing machine, Designer/Polymer Clay Artist/Writer/ Heather from Humblebeads was there at the Tailgate, along with Dakota Stones, Beadalon, and Leather cord USA, and Sarah James from Jessee James Beads. My loot bag from Candie contained various coupons from her sponsors, a beautiful black brass heart that we added Rose colored ink too, then buffed back for highlights. With the sizzix machine I embossed little hearts added some Jesse James beads and tassels to create these earrings:


You can Find Candie dailey HERE

This is Heather and I and the lovely Polymer beads I purchased.  Heather can be found here at Humblebeads



Luv my Jessee James Beads:

I visited New Facebook Friend Donna McClaren from Beaded Chic, Donna creates Lampwork beads
Marsha Neal with Ceramic beads

Allegory Gallery with Delightful William Jones and Andrew Thornton and Green Girl Studio 



Staci Louise Originals with polymer clay components 



Then I was off to find gemstones for my Artisan pieces, and met up with fellow designer Danielle Clarke of Opal Rose.
More Lampwork beads and Gemstones 
Love Dakota Stones

There was fabulous works of Jeweled pieces

Wire designs at Parawire:
I saw Fascinating Unique pieces

Great displays:
Metals


Cabachons

If you have never been to a bead show you have just lived vicariously through me.You must plan to attend one there is so much fun and excitement to be had. Follow me to see all the creations I create with my haul. Thanks for stopping by and I love comments.


Monday, August 28, 2017

Art Bead Scene August Challenge



The August Art Bead Scene Challenge  Is this Inspiration Photo "12 Princesses On the way to the Dance". Art by Kay Nieslen published in 1923.






I went with color, this palette by far has been one of my hardest challenges. I don't often design in these colors unless I am meeting a challenge. My Artbead focal is made of Polymer Clay by Staci Louise Originals.  Such a Large Focal demanded a statement neck chain. I used a Black glass hollow Tube bead. Also featured is a Rare 40X30mm Grey Crysoberyl Cats eye semi precious stone. Topaz orange Agate gemstone, Czech glass flower dangles, crystals, a wire wrapped bail, this necklace has it all. Love the lines from this Polymer focal to the background of Inspirational Photo



Full Necklace in all its glory



Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you soon.



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