Wings and Beads

Wings and Beads
Wear Old It's New Again

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.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Color Blog Hop 2017

Welcome to the Color blog Hop sponsored by Lisa Lodge of Pine Ridge Treasures. We all purchased a kit and the challenge was to create a piece. Here is my kit, Pearls in two sizes, some stones, silver metals and aqua colored beads.

From the metal I used spacers and Ear finding.

I created these Chandelier earrings:

This beautiful A symmetrical Necklace.

The Coordinate set. Sometimes simple can be quite Lovely.

Please join the rest of the designers in the Hop

Your hostess:  Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist
Kim Dworak, Cianci Blue
Beti Horvath, Stringing Fool Jewelry
Shaiha Williams, Shaiha’s Ramblings
Veralynne Malone, Designed by Vera
Gloria Allen, Wings and Beads

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Bead Peeps Swap N Hop 2017


I have signed up for the 3rd Annual Swap N Hop sponsored by Cherry on the Top designer Linda Anderson.  the Challenge being, design a piece from a focal, Clasp and/or beads sent to you from another designer.
I design Vintage Inspired Statement pieces with romantic indulgence and a pinch of contemporary.  I string, and wire wrap using Brass Stampings, Gemstones, and Lampwork Beads. I love Cameo's and have a Ethnic Cameo Collection. These are examples of some of my Pieces:

Some Earrings:


Thanks for visiting and do stop by my Shop

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Honey Do January Challenge

January Honey Do Inspiration Challenge photo. The Challenge began in 2016 from Eric Wentling to his wife Sarajo Wentling of SJ Designs Jewelry   Sarajo invited other designers to play along.  So this month I did my Charmie Bracelets.  The multitude of blues inspired these three Pieces. I luv watching these birds fluttering around in my garden amongst my flowers. The first bracelet is Blue Czech glass beads and beige flowers with a little sparkling crystal like the outdoor sun at this time of year.

Light Blue Charmie with Flowers
Bracelet #2 has crystals, fresh water pearls, Lapis, czech glass and this bracelet has SOLD.

Mixed Blues with Flowers and Leaves
Bracelet #3 has crystals, czech glass, my own Polymer disc bead, A resin flower, garden Silver plated brass charms from Bsue Boutiques

Charmie with Silver Plated Brass Charms and Owl.
Thanks for stopping by and you can also follow me at etsy and Pinterest.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

ABS December Challenge

America Windows one of three Pannels gifted to the Art Institute of Chicago in 1977. Read about it HERE Meanwhile I took the gorgeous color palette Blue, Red and Yellow and created this bracelet.

The smile Ceramic Bracelet bar was created by Suzieq Beads. I have added Czech glass Pansy beads both blue and red. Spotted Dalmation Jasper gemstone, blue glass pearls, red agate gemstones, yellow Czech glass flowers, yellow and blue crystals wire wrapped into dangles and chain. Brass bead caps and Lobster clasp as closure.

As always thank you for stopping by for a few minutes.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

BALC 2017

The sign ups have begun, and the excitement is gathering like steady gusts of wind.  The 2017 Build A Line Class with Brenda Sue Lansdowne of B'sue Boutiques has begun.  The class starts in January and Once again I have been invited to be a moderator.  As in life you are always learning something new, so it is in the Jewelry designing business.  I love to moderate because Although I design, create and sell jewelry, being part of a group brings new insights and questions.  Do you have a style that you like? Do you even know, if  you even have a style? Did you know you have favorite colors to design with? and Why? Are these colors that you wear, or see outside your window or do they remind you of someone? Favorite Aunt, Grannie, sister, or pet. Maybe your favorite place in the world. Maybe just because. I asked myself these questions when I took the class.

Guess what, I like pink. Just because I'm a girl I guess. I love blue. As a child I loved to stretch out look at the blue sky and dream of foreign places. I love Purple and Green. Green seems to enrich my milk chocolate skin tone and goes nicely with pink and purple. I love the green Tree's and Shrubs in spring as the bend and sway with spring breeze. Just some thoughts I had and realized when taking the class myself in 2015.
I love brass and love to incorporate it into my designs. I started out purchasing any and all brass I could get my hands on. What the class taught me was every piece is not for me.  I wasted good money on items I can't use, will never use, may not even ever learn how to use. I learned how to stock my favorites in case my vendor runs dry, lol. I learned I loved filigree all those fancy swirls.  I love flowers. What are some of my favs you ask;
I love the Lacy heart

Luggage Tag; I love all the swirls and floral motif.  I love flowers.

I love these lacy wings, swirls and flowers.  Your beginning to see a eclectic pattern to my mind right. Lol. These pieces are in a designer finish known as Silverware at Bsue boutique. They are solid brass stampings plated in 99% fine silver. Prettiest, finest Silver stampings you will find anywhere.  However when I step away from silver my favorite finish is Brass Ox. It feels, looks so Vintage to me. How bout this Ribbon Connector, simply gorgeous
My wings all lacy

When adding color choose raw brass
See, hmmm that purple and green,
Love that silverware. Join me and my design challenges as I moderate the three month class and continue working my line. Til next week; Choose to wear Vintage, because its new again. All you designers and hobbiest go visit Bsue Boutiques you wont be disappointed.