Wings and Beads

Wings and Beads
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Saturday, September 16, 2017

We're All Ears-September Challenge

September's inspiration for many a challenge this month is the Sunflower. I love bright yellow as we tumble like leaves into the fall season.

I concentrated on the Yellow, the brown center and put together these little flirty darlings. I chose a brass filigree with a dark designer finish in rusted iron from Bsue Boutiques  which also carries brass Lever backs, added a brown cabachon and dangled these cute yellow flowers.

These earrings will be added to my shop.  show me your inspirations, dont be shy leave a comment and I will see you next week.

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:


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.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Pine Ridge Treasures Pearl Blog Hop

Today is the blog Hop sponsored by Pine Ridge Treasures own host Lisa Lodge.  I purchased a pearl kit and received these Grays and Turquoise glass pearls and silver components:

I created three pair of earrings. First with Gray pearls, czech glass, and Silverware brass beadcaps

The Second with Gray pearls, Lampwork Head pins

The third with gray pearls, Lampwork disk from DSG, lampwork headpins from Dry Gulch

They all match this amazing long Necklace,  I beaded long chain with gray and Turquoise and hints of amber

The amazing dangle Focal

The whole collection. I just need to make a Bracelet.

Thanks for stopping by and hop on over to my Neghbors in this hop:

Your hostess:  Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist

Kim Dworak, Cianci Blue
Beti Horvath, Stringing Fool Jewelry
Veralynne Malone, Designed by Vera
Gloria Allen, Wings and Beads
Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation
Ann Schroeder, Bead Love
Kari Asbury, Hippie Chick Design

Monday, May 8, 2017

Art Bead Scene May Challenge

UThis month when I jumped over  to Art Bead Scene I was pleased to see the PINK inspiration in this Photo:

Beige, Orange, Teal, and Pink. I had the most gorgeous Gemstone in this bluish green color.

So I paired the Gemstone with an Artisan Lampwork bead from Grace Lampwork Beads. I kinda hoard my beads from her. I met her at beadfest one year and she makes all her beads individually.  In my stash I have these Orangey Pink beads with a splash of the Blue green running through it and they pair nicely together.

I then created these coordinating earrings. 

Thanks for Joining me in this challenge.

Friday, May 5, 2017

April 2017 Pretty Palette Beads Challenge

Pretty Palette beads is sponsored by Halcraft and their beads can be found in Michael stores Nationwide. They are calling this the Happy Spring and the inspiration behind it is Polymer clay Artist Heather Powers of Humblebeads. Heather creates polymer beads and has been doing so for decades.  I discovered Heather from Humblebeads about a 2 years go. She does art work and is also a published writer. This Artwork by heather is April's inspiration and these are the beads chosen by Halcraft:

Here is a photo of my beads as I had some strands already in my stash.

This is the Necklace I created: A brass butterfly I used Gilders paste on to add color

I loved the golden Amber hue of the shell teardrops.  I wanted to try something new for this challenge so I wirewrapped using Purple 20g Parawire.
Hope you enjoyed this whimsical piece.

Thank you so much for your visit. Come back and see what I do for May Challenges.