Audubon's Kingfisher

Audubon's Kingfisher

Monday, November 23, 2015

Last Harvest / Gold Dust Reveals

Last Harvest Challenge:
Orange, bane of the color wheel! (well, for me) still a challenge for me to make things with it. Nature happened to be pulling out all the stops with the fall leaf color change though, so I was able to get inspiration just by looking out the window.

Gold Dust Challenge:
For me, this was all about the pyrite beads - I have always wanted some to play with but never bought any, I considered them too rich for my designs. I dug into my gemstone stash and messed around with some long forgotten wire working skills. Sadly, the mystery component is still on my bead desk, waiting it's turn:

Please make sure to stop by Andrew's Blog to see the rest of the awesome creations!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

New Beads!

I just had to share these, they are the most Awesome Owl Beads by Anne Choi. I saved up and now own these 2.

Brave Angel Challenge Reveal

I loved this kit so much  - but I started feeling run down, then BAM I am stuck with a cold. I have not gotten very much made in recent weeks as I am battling my way back to health.

Here what I have managed to make.

Everything in this necklace was from the kit except for the brass hardware. Finding so many uses for seed beads with each kit I get. :)

A bracelet inspired by my body wash bottle (of all things) and by a pretty design in my Bohemian Inspired beading book by Loreli Eurto

I saw a design for this piece in one of my Jewelry Affaire magazines, however, I don't know what one it was and I don't have the original artist's name on hand...I will update this post when I find it.
And of course I had to make something with birds on it
And a group shot
Please make sure to stop by Andrew Thorton's Blog to see all the other wonderful pieces and Auctions.