Wings and Beads

Wings and Beads
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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.