October 18, 2016

GoddessDolls: Bottle Doll Swap

Ever so often I like to make art dolls.  Recently, GoddessDolls (YahooGroups), held a bottle doll swap.  Here is the doll I made for Morgayne. 

These are the dolls I received from Ann B.

September 20, 2016

A Few Challenges Completed!

First, I managed to finally visit/comment on all of the Art Jewelry Element Headpin Challenge participant blogs (except for one, Typepad had issues).  But I can say that each participant came through with beautiful designs.  So if you want to see some beady eye candy or your creative side needs an inspirational boost, get to clicking.  The list is on the post below this one.

Second, I was picked by the Beadwork magazine team to design something for the Reader's Challenge!  This happened back in July.  I couldn't let anyone know what I made, and that was the hard part of the whole challenge.  Here is my design as published in the Oct/Nov issue of Beadwork magazine.

Third:  The Jean Power Secret Bead-Along Challenge for National Beading Week in November.  This was something I haven't done before.  Bead something from instructions and not know what I am going to end up with.  This was so much fun.  I managed to complete the design after a few days of resting after my surgery.  I have never beading something so detailed and after many days of pulling my hair and thinking I would never get it all finished, but I did!

Feeling like a rock star!

August 30, 2016

Art Jewelry Elements: Headpin Challenge!

The AJE team is hosting a headpin challenge.  I am always up for a challenge.  Since I am slowly recovering from outpatient surgery, I almost forgot about the challenge.  However, minutes before midnight (USA time), I raided my stash for headpins and some small lampwork beads to work up a pair of earrings.

The headpins are made by Julie Bowen of AutEvDesigns (Etsy).  The lampwork rondelles were made by Ansuya530 (Ebay).


AJE Team Members:
I can't wait to check out what everyone made for this challenge!