Wings and Beads

Wings and Beads
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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Art Jewelry Elements Component of the Month Reveal

This month is the Artisan Headpin Challenge hosted by Art Jewelry Elements. This month we were asked to use anyone's headpins in a project or make our own. I recently discovered and fell in love with Head pins and have a tiny collection.
First up these Lovely Earrings from Lampwork Headpins made by Lavite of dry gulch beads. I love these bumpy Headpins and I also love my Czech glass.

Next I have these beautiful Lampwork Headpins from Pati Walton Designs

And just completed these with Pati headpins

I am so honored in being part of this hop, please join me and visit all the others.


Alison Herrington
Renetha Stanziano
Karin Grosset Grange
Gloria Allen
Deb Fortin
Cate van Alphen
Mona Arnott
Shai Williams
Sarajo Wentling
Kathy Lindemer
Solange Collin
Brooke Bock
Melissa Meman
Patricia Handschuh
Tammy Adams
Melissa Trudinger

AJE Team Members:

Caroline Dewison
Lesley Watt
Cathy Mendola
Jenny Davies-Reazor
Susan Kennedy
Laney Mead
Diana Ptaszynski
Lindsay Starr
Niky Sayers

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Welcome To Beadfest 2016

I left New York Friday morning heading to Greater Philadelphia Expo Center Beadfest!! I see people getting out of cars, and walking with Luggage on wheels, Canvas bags in their hands and totes on their backs. Blinding sun, a beautiful day as I stroll to the doors of the expo center. Inside coupon laden tables are surrounded by folks grabbing for all their favorite vendor coupons. I take one of everything and head for Parawire and Artisan Alley.  You see, I have a plan this year. I wrote a list, I know what I need, and who I want to see. A girl needs her wire, tools, gemstones and Artbeads.

My new Xuron cutters

I went to Artisan Alley and low and behold found myself at Green Girl Studios where Andrew Thornton and William Jones were residing, lol. Threw my arms in the air and hugged 'em both.
Andrew, Me, and William

Loved this lampwork hat sported by Ren Farnsworth Ren does lovelyLampwork beads of flowers and leaves of all kinds. 

AFlower Garden Necklace by Ren
I finally was able to meet and chat with Marsha Neal between her classes, all bubbly and excited.

Now this aquarium is being worn by Angela Plager., it is a purse and the parts are all removable pieces of Jewelry.

Necklace from within Aquarium Purse

I also visited Fire Fly Designs with Michelle Ann McCarthy who works in Ceramic.

I visited Golem designs purchased some lovelies,

 Ana Bronze Love their handmade clasp. These Steampunk focals were amazing.

I visited Anne over at Gardanne Handmade Enamels beautiful pieces.

Stacey Louise exhibited her award winning Necklace

My Elements by Yvonne who Hand paints beads. 

Here's Maria Richmond of Lost Marbles, She showed me gorgeous Wire wrapped zipper Jewelry
Wire wrapped Zipper Necklace

These beautiful Glass beads I have been wanting some for a couple of years now. Finally!!!, I found these at Clasp On Clasp Off. She was featuring this amazing Necklace and I want to make Me a Chunky Amazing Necklace also:

She sure knows how to decorate the components. Look at these glass horns all decked out. Luv em
Glass Tubes taken up a Notch!

I am so glad I could take you along. look for these artistisan components to make an appearence be appearing in pieces HERE   Thank you so much for stopping by.