Wings and Beads

Wings and Beads
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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.