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Saturday, September 6, 2014

BLUE FANTASY BLOG HOP

Today is the Blue Fantasy Hop.  Each participant recieved a Mystery package of Blue from Lisa Lodge the Grateful artist to create with.  Such a Gorgeous Soup
I love blue so I'm thinking oh what fun I wanna Play.  And then it happened, Blue spike beads! Not only have I never worked with spikes these were double hole. So I pushed them off to the side and ooooohed and ahhhed everything else.  My first composition since there was a pair were earrings.  Since Lisa had sent this vintage girl filigree brass, I wanted to make sure my collection was cohesive. I pulled some brass cones out my stash for bead caps and made these
Are they not gorgeous?  OMG I even made the ear wires.  I am evolving as an artist and sometimes I am so thrilled at the outcome.  I layed those beautiful pointy beads in my hand and across my wrist and they screamed Asymetrical bracelet.  I usually design from the beads or colors .  I am ont a out door girl so nature dosent call to speak to me often,  The cool feel of a bead the vibrant colors and After all Lisa had also sent that beautiful toggle clasp.

Now every collection (Parue) Needs a Necklace and I am not about to disappoint. Lisa is my inspiration for color choices and ideas she is always there boosting morale of artist with these events, luv her for that.  My mentor for all things Vintage is Brenda Sue Landsdown of B'Sue Boutiques  www.bsueboutiques.com  and so I have Blue fantasy wings and bead Necklace.  Lisa's blue sparkle beads, with Bsue vintage wings, charms, tassle, leaves, rolo chain and a blue Polymer rose handmade by mwah, thank you thank you, for the applause



So of course now we need another pair of earrings

Last but not least Lisa sent me a Leaf Focal and some filigree squares.  Ohh I must use those Aquamarine faceted beads.  I love their sparkle.  Hmmm wheels turning the squares could be earrings or connectors in a necklace.  I could make wire connectors with this 18g Beadsmith vintage bronze wire. Yep and I will make a matching clasp and incorporate it into the peanut neckchain. Maybe even a spike or two.



There you have it.  My Blue Fantasy Collection.  Thank you Lisa. Thanks everybody for stopping by see you soon

Your hostess:  Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist
Kim Dworak, Cianci Blue
Karen Grosset Grange, Ginkgo et Coquelicot
Veralynne Malone, Designed by Vera
Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation
Heather Richter, Desert Jewelry Designs
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations
Candida Elkins Castleberry, Spun Sugar Beadworks
Shaiha Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings
Eleanor Burian-Mohr, The Charmed Life
Gloria Allen, Wings and Beads
Laurie Vyselaar, Lefthand Jewelry
Terri Wlaschin, Dances in Fog
Lisa Prewitt Knappenberger, LiRaysa Designs
Toltec Jewels, Jewel School Friends
Raissa de Guzman, Abloro

Jill Bradley, Jilly Beads

26 comments:

  1. Hi Gloria, kudos to you for pushing through and using the spike beads. You did really well with them. Your designs are beautiful. My favorite is your wonderful polymer rose. That design defiantly deserves applause.

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    1. Thank you Becky and I am glad you stopped by.

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  2. Your polymer rose necklace is just beautiful Gloria. I love the long earrings and spike bracelet too, very nice collection!!

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    1. Thank you Cory, and thanks for visiting

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  3. Oh my, where to start?! I love your Blue Rose creation! That is stunning. The earrings with the spiky bead..oh gorgeous! I would be wearing those non-stop! The flower earring pair is so feminine! Isn't it amazing when a certain bead or component tells us what to make?! Lovely pieces!

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    1. I guess beads speak to you also Thank you so much for ur visit.

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  4. Wahhh! I want a Blue Rose created by Gloria Allen!! It is so special it looks like it belongs on a birthday cake! But, then you took it to the next level and added wings! Who does that?...BSue and Gloria too!! I'm inspired...let me pull out all my stash and find wings because I want my jewelry to soar to the heights that Gloria has taken hers to! I love the dangles, love the swirly connectors, love...it all!

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    1. Thank you, thank you Jill for your kind words and visit.

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  5. Wow, what an amazing collection! Beautiful!

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  6. What you did with the rose is divine!

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  7. Incredible designs! I am in love with your rose necklace.

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  8. Great creations! Love how you took on the challenge of the spike beads. The bracelet came out great!

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    1. Ann, even I was surprised, Lol thanks for the visit

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  9. I am very impressed with your earwires and polymer clay rose. Your rose necklace is gorgeous .

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  10. Great job with your ear wires. Not always easy to get them just right. I love the asymmetry of of the bracelet. All of your pieces are fantastic.

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  11. Beautiful designs, I love them all, especially the rose necklace.

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  12. love your necklace especially

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    1. Heather thank you so much for stopping by.

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  13. Wow Gloria, just WOW! Love the blue rose creation! Kudos for using the spike beads (I knew those would present a challenge). That first pair of earrings is super cool. Thanks for being in the hop!

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    1. Thank you for letting me be part of the fun and letting my wings soar.

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  14. those first earrings were fresh and I loved the necklace, yeah, I hope I get as much out of Lisa's challenge as you did. Oh and how can I forget:spike beads!

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  15. Beautiful pieces Gloria, but I truly love the bracelet! Those spike beads really work there. Excellent work!

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