Wings and Beads

Wings and Beads
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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.