Wings and Beads

Wings and Beads
Wear Old It's New Again

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Bead Peeps Swap 'n' Hop Preview

I wanted to share with you this amazing package that my partner Teresa Schuter sent. So beautiful is the packaging.
This is the Package
Some fabric, lace, linnen and things
Beads, clasps and more beads
Focals, and More Focals
Thanks for the visit see you May 15th for the Reveal.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Andrew Thornton's Hidden Cove Challenge

Today is the reveal of the Andrew Thornton's Hidden Cove Challenge. Growing up Blue was my most favorist color, (she laughs) My kitchen was blue and white with those blue willow plates and saucers.  I even have this cute Teapot set.  Living room was Sky blue and white with Navy blue wall to wall carpet. Bathroom Courtesy of Sears was Blue, beige and white. That was like twenty years ago.  When I purchased my house my mom said I hope everything is not going to be blue. SMH.  This is the Hidden Cove Kit I purchased, had to have it.

This kit features a selection of premium Czech glass (both new and vintage), vintage lucite, vintage acrylic, waxed cotton cord, manik-manik Indonesian lampwork glass, a vintage seed bead mix, dalmatian jasper, wood, an African trade bead, a strand of sodalite and a Luxury Bead Blend

The Secret Component
First I created the earrings I could of gone on and on, so many pretties in the kit. A matching Charmie Necklace. Andrew's kit and my brass charms from Bsue Boutiques

Brass Heart Charms, Chocolate brass, Brass puffy Flower, smiling face, a clock the photo doesnt quite capture all the sparkle

Now For the Bracelet  

my challenge is complete. Love to hear comments and reactions. Thanks for stopping by. Visit the other Artist's

Tuesday, April 19, 2016


This month Challenge Pink, Greens, beige, creamy light yellow, Caramel brown, yummy spring colors. I chose this butterfly Artbead from Suzieqbeads

essential oil diffuser pendant Ceramic Pendant Rustic Earthy Funky

I added some glass pearls, Czech Pansy beads, czech glass beads and created this Necklace. 
Thanks so much for stopping by. Please  visit Art Bead Scene

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Pine Ridge Ceramic Blog Hop

Today is the reveal for the Pine Ridge Ceramic Blog hop, sponsored by Lisa Lodge.  When I saw this picture with all the bight spring colors, I was thrilled to welcome spring at last. You all know how I love my color.So I just had to be part of this hop. Since everything is randomly picked I had no cause to worry the picture was full of color.  However, when I received my kit it was brown. Don't get me wrong gorgeous brown Jasper, a Pretty Ceramic with a lacey pattern from grubbi, rondells, clasp, a strand of white glass pearls but everything else brown.  This is what I received in my kit

Always up for a challenge, first a pair of Jasper wire wrapped teardrop earrings

Earrings with brass elements:

Pretty backside of my Necklace
Doing Grubbi Ceramic Justice
The collection

Thank you Lisa for sponsering yet another successful challenge. Please everyone and vist all the designers:

Your hostess:  Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations
Kim Dworak, Cianci Blue
Shaiha Williams, Shaiha’s Ramblings
Veralynne Malone, Designed by Vera
Kari Asbury, Hippie Chick Design
Chris Eisenberg, Wanderware
Gloria Allen, Gloria Allen Designs
Saundra Farren, Something by Saundra
Ann Schroeder, Bead Love
Christine Stonefield, Sweet Girl Design
Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes

Visit the other Designer's HERE

Thursday, April 7, 2016

BALC 2016 My Personal Highlights

The Build A Line Challenge sponsored by Brenda Sue Landsdown of BSue Boutiques has come to a Completion.  35 designers joined in and challenged themselves over 3 months to create a line of Jewelry all their own. 35 designers wowed me and I would like to highlight some of them. This is Midnight Bistro by Leslie Carver of Adorn Divine Designs

Novagetti Designs Pamela Anger

Hearts Desire Irene Hoffman
Claire Nemeth Crafting Magick

Beth Trubman, Rustic Grace

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Marcia Tuzzolino, Aurora Designs

Elizabeth Wilks, Wearable Art

Lyn Joy Reeve

Jann Tague Clever Designs
cards necklace set

Susan Bowerman Woodside Wireworks

Erin Whitacre Shattered Time Jewelry

Chris Kemp Noodle Pie Bracelets

Susan Bolton- Fern's Place
Bling Spring Collection Collage

Joan Donavan's  Savannah Midnight

Sharon Palac Sharon's Jewelry Garden

Chris Cravens

Alison Huie Ally's Baubles

Donna Perry- Jewelry Donna
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Renee Allen Small stuff designs

Gina-Marie Hammer
Watch Out for Fairies!

Hope you enjoyed all this eye candy. Leave a comment and join the HOP HERE