Wings and Beads

Wings and Beads
Wear Old It's New Again

Saturday, June 27, 2015


Today is the reveal for the Summer Water's Challenge sponsored by Lisa Lodge of Pine Ridge.  You purchase a kit and go at it. Lol.  This is My Kit of Sea glass and crystals. Included also were some Vintage findings.
First I made a Three strand Bracelet using Brass spacers from the kit, Bead caps from my stash, clasp from the kit, chain from my stash and wire wrapped pearls from B'sue Boutiques.

Next I took one of the Aquamarine Sea glass focals and strung a Long Necklace.  I added White glass pearls from my stash to the Mix. The Necklace hangs 17 1/2 inches long. Isn't that Bracelet Gorgeous.

This Necklace with the daggers is pretty cool. Sets nicely around your neck and lays flat. Next up I used that second focal in another bracelet with gorgeous Brass connectors and dangles.  You know me have to have those dangles.  It looks better on the arm than I could photograph, but I love it.
Bracelet has Brass chain and extender
Left side of Bracelet Dangles

Right side of Bracelet Dangles

Summer Waters Parure
 Gloomy Weather today pictures are not what I wanted, but it has been a hectic week and I was able to complete five pieces of Jewelry for 2 Challenges, Fist bump everybody! Remember,  wear Vintage its new again. This is a Hop so Jump over and visit everybody, see what they designed:

Your hostess:  Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations
Susan Anderson, La Main Tresor
Kim Dworak, Cianci Blue
Saundra Farren, Something by Saundra
 Gloria Allen, Wings and Beads (You are Here)

Shaiha Williams, Shaihas Ramblings

Rosee Chara Hanemaayer,  Silver Penny Artisans

Friday, June 19, 2015

We're All Ears :: June Inspiration

This month' inspiration was a collection of still lifes on Tide pools.
Illustration by Theo Carreras well known Illustrator of bugs/Insects

I thought about the Ocean creating swirls of movement blues and white. However this illustration of other creatures was not significant with the color blue. I loved all the orange and red in the illustration above. So my earrings of course had to be Red or Orange, lol and of course some swirls. I added mixed metals for texture. Silver Seashells from stash and Agate gave me a perfect blend for these earrings.

Thank you for stopping by. This challenge is a monthly blog hop.  Stop by 
and see what everyone has created.