Monday, December 24, 2012

Give-a-way Magic


I know everyone is so busy, just a short blog.  Ever feel like you just cant win.  Well there were So many Give-a-ways, I would love to win 1.  Well I did. An Absolutely beautiful Bracelet from +Whimsical Monkey.  I was awed when I recieved this Beautiful Red Gift box.  I opened and inside to my surprise silver wrapping.  Inside the silver wrapping the plastic with the gift.  Such care was given to the wrapping and shipping of the Jewelry it showed how much she cared about the Jewelry.  Inside was my Treasure.  The Pink Bracelet with the Pink Tree of life charm. Gorgeous.  I think sometimes when your having a rough day (for me month) something pretty just makes you feel a little special.  That is what winning this Give away did for me. Such beautiful wire wrapping and I love the magnetic clasp.This Bracelet has a lot of texture to it.  Well Tomorrow is Christmas, Happy Holiday Everybody!

 



Monday, December 10, 2012

Season of Joy


Sign Up List link for the Season of Joy event of the Non-Blogger(and Blogger) Group: http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/BeadSoupCafe/doc/505667136124798/
Season of Joy Inspiration Photo
 Today is the reveal for Season of Joy Challenge.  The Green, Turquoise blue and pink were shouting at me.  Well I shouted right back with this Necklace of a Green Seashell focal with wire wrapped blue glass beads, round and squared. Vintage pink pearl bead dangles with swavorski crystals, blue and bronze glass beads.



I then embelished silver wrapped beads by wrapping them with red and green beads adding silver mesh balls and square red beads for a mis matched pair of Holiday earrings.
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Monday, November 26, 2012

Berries and Leaves November Challenge

Atrisan Whimsey is having a Berries and Leaves Challenge.  Although I am not yet published, the Aries in me likes the challenge. It makes me think, it makes me create using techniques maybe never tried.  I saw this challenge and thought, oh yeah,I have those leaf beads I purchased from Michaels on a whim, and up to now no way to use. Now,  what for berries, and what to hang them on?  Well I have some green wire purchased at Beadfest and for the life of me can't remember the gauge.  What to do, what to do. Hmmm.  Oh I have that thing a majig, lets play.  So I cut lengths of wire and twisted it on the Jig.  I then took the spiral twisted twists and twisted those.  I had a pretty piece of Green Agate, love Agate. That became the focal with a Leaf and glass Berries.  I strung my componets together and "Oh my"  Gorgeous. Love it.  Does everyone once in awhile just create a piece that comes out better than you could have imagend.  I present to you "Berries and Leaves Necklace"








Tuesday, November 20, 2012

CHAOS




Welcome to my Chaos.
I went Blog hoppin.  looking at your work spaces and mine.  I sat down to ponder,I drank a glass of wine  And then I had a thought, some storage to be brought. So I took a little trip, to Ikea in my whip, Now I can design, A more organized space, is mine.  View my pictures of the draw file I purchased and put together.  Then hop over to  Sky's Creative Chaos for a FREE GIVE AWAY. A Marsha Neil pendant with some bead soup.   

Opening my files to put together

Finished file

File of goods

I now have a drawer for Findings, a drawer with tools,  a drawer with seed beads,  a drawer with projects currently being worked on and a drawer with some Gemstones http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50167158/

Friday, November 16, 2012

BRACELETS FOR HOPE

Hello, Its me again, I don't really do bracelets but Are you familiar with the 7,000 Bracelets for Hope campaign? Many of us bead makers and jewelry designers are. It's a bracelet program for people or families who suffer rare genetic diseases. Here's a bit of information directly from their *donation page*: "Cause bracelets have been available for breast cancer and heart disease but there has never been a unifying symbol, color or bracelet that represents the rare and genetic disease community. That’s why we started the 7,000 Bracelets for Hope™ So I grabbed my collection of Blue beads
I Made a strand of seed beads, attached it to a strand of Dark Blue Freshwater Pearls, light blue beads, I caged a Pearl in copper, I love copper and mixing the metals. Strung a Crystal bead on one side and a Silver mesh Bead for balance on the other side. I have added silver metal bead caps in assorted sizes according to bead size. I must always have a little dangele. I used 3 Swavorsky crystals to make a dangle and on the strand to bring it all together. A nice clasp and chain makes it adjustable for the reciever of this Gift. I hope someone will enjoy wearing it as much as I enjoyed making it.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Hello, Its me again. Last month I attended the Grain of Sand Trunk show. I purchased some lovely clasps and met the lovely Maggie Roschyk. Maggie was wearing the necklace from her book and of course, I have my autographed copy.
I wish I had taken a photo with her. Hindsight Im still learning. This Necklace that is made out of seed beads Oh my God. Gorgeous! Simply Gorgeous. You know sometimes when we buy a strand a beads and their not all perfect? Maggie's book has a beautiful solution of what to do with those less than perfect beads. Now I am gonna sit down and see what I can challenge myself to do from the book. I don't play with seed beads but they Jewelry from them facinate me. While I sit Lets have a slice of Pumpkin Streusel Coffee Cake. Oh did I forget to tell you, I like to Cater as a hobby. (lol) Going to read now, Until next time Be a Beader.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Solar Flare Bogg Hop Challenge





The Challenge create using these Photo's as your insperation.

I Loved the Purple Hues, Orange and Yellow.  I found a Bead that looked exctly liked the Solar eclipse.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

OCTOBER BEAD HOARD

This is my October Shipment from the Bead Hoard Curiosities Club. Our challenge was to create something using materials in the shipment.



I started out like this, Lol all nice and neat. Orange Moonglow beads, Yellow, orange and green Triangular shaped retro beads, silver starrs all from the shipment.  On hand I had some Green wire 26g.

I created this focal and chain to achieve this Necklace.  I thought it should also have a pair off earrings.




Tuesday, October 9, 2012

So Many Beads, so little time. Did I tell you I attended my first ever Bead fest in PA in August. OMG I saw beads made from paper, met a man who makes beautiful beads from popcorn. Can you imagine? I met a Vendor from Africa, One just back the day before from Japan. I guess beaders are truly happy people. What I loved most was everybody sharing information, and hints and new ideas. The information and contacts that you gain Invaluable. Well I did a little beading on this three day weekend lol.
This is the Pink Lady
This is Pink Leather

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Beads Giveaway

Free Beads for Blogging. Contact: fusionmuseoffice@gmail.com
Here is a closeup of the Ginelle Focal and Chain

Ginelle Set

Welcome to my Blog. Its all new to me. I love working with Copper Wire. I love the color combinations with Gems and Beads.  My Friend Ginelle's Birthstone is Amethyst.  I asked Ginelle to pick out her Amethyst stones from my stash.  I created a copper Focal using Amethyst chips, swavorski crystals, beads, and spirals.  I then created the chain using Amethyst, copper and beads.  Would you believe the beautiful spirals on Focal and earrings were created using a pencil as I have temporarily misplaced my mandrel amongst my supplies. (lol) Ginelle gets Necklace and earrings, the bracelet is for me.