November 29, 2012

3rd Annual Challenge of Color Blog Hop Reveal!

My Process:  Waited until the last minute.
Date Started:  29 November 2012
Date Finished:  29 Nov 2012, 1am

The Challenge:

  • Erin Prais-Hintz sent two random and completely different palettes from the curated pool of 40 that Brandi Hussey created inspired by the USGS Earth As Art landsat images.
    • Here are the images I was to chose from:

  • Each participant was asked to choose which palette you would like to use.  
    • I chose the top pallet called Parana River Delta.
  • Create an accessory of your choice that evokes the colors and patterns. Any accessory is applicable.  Art beads are encouraged, but are not required.  I was not required to buy anything new, so I used up some of my stash.
    • Due to time constraints, I went went with earrings.  I used the Vintaj Patinas on metal disks and added tiny lampwork rondelles.  Not bad.

  • Mark Your Calendars: Blog Hop on Friday, November 30th. Please share your palette(s) and your creation. Share your design process. Or what inspired you about this process. 
    • OMG...So soon!
  • Above all, have fun! This is not meant to stress you out. If you are not having fun, you aren't doing it right. ;-)
    • Here are my ear rings all completed:

Thank you Erin for hosting the challenge/blog hop and Brandi for the inspiration pallets!  Now, don't forget to visit the other participant blogs to see the pallets they chose as well as their designs.  

Rebecca Anderson
Chrizette Bayman
Lori Bowring Michaud
Courtney Breul
Stephanie Buss
Cece Cormier
Janice Everett
Gloria Ferrer
Cherrie Fick
Denielle Hagerman
Karla Hartzog
Kim Hora
Brandi Hussey
Sue Kennedy
Ema Kilroy
Linda Landig
Kirsi Luostarinen
Alicia Marinache
Mary K McGraw
Karen Mitchell
Kashmira Patel
Bobbie Rafferty
Nicole Rennell
Sally Russick
Annie Scherz
Renetha Stanziano (Thank you for stopping by!)
Melissa Trudinger
Shelley Graham Turner
Rachel Van-Walsk
Joan Williams

Overall, this was a lot of fun, once I buckled down and completed the challenge.  Have I said that I like challenges?   Well I do.

Treasures Found :: Inspiration is Everywhere

November 21, 2012

It's a New Day...: Art Bead Love Tour is on the Move

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November 15, 2012

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A Flower Blooms Amongst Fall Leaves.........


studio waterstone

Oops, I forgot about this one.  It is my favorite by far.  A leaf in the mulch on a frosty morning.  Almost looks like a kiss :)

November 12, 2012

Art Charm Exchange, Auction and Reveal!

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The Art Charm Exchange hosted by Jennifer Cameron, Glass Addictions.  The purpose of the Art Charm Exchange, other than the opportunity to swap beautiful charms, was to make an extra charm to be auctioned off to...Beads of Courage!  The theme was laughter.  I agonized over this for several days before I buckled down and made the charms above.  I just used beautiful art beads from my collection, crystals, and a shrink art charm.  This was my first foray into art charms.  After I mailed them out to our wonderful hostess, I began to think about other things I could have done.  Oh well, maybe next time.  I cannot remember where all of the art beads came from, but I do know some came from Juli Cannon of Julsbeads, Carolyn Harmon, Miami Valley Lampwork Bead Association, Janel Goolsby/JeraLunaDesigns, and a few artists with Ebay shops.  Thank you Jennifer for introducing me to a fun project and a wonderful charity.

These are the charms I received:

List of Participants

Auction Site: - Starts 3PM 11/13!

Charlene Jacka  
Denielle Hagerman  
Jennifer Cameron
Robin Koza  
StephanieSanner Haussler

Auction Starts 3PM 11/13
Glass Addictions by Jen Cameron

November 11, 2012

Oregon Made Jewelry: Lampwork Beads Galore Giveaway

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November 9, 2012

Art Bead Scene: Studio Saturdays

Definitely worth a visit.  Each Saturday ABS has one of their contributors give you a sneak peek into their studio, creative process or inspirations.  ABS also asks a related question of readers and hope they'll leave comments!  As an incentive ABS offers a free prize each week to bribe you to use that keyboard. The following week we choose a random winner.  Who doesn't want to a chance to win something handmade?  On 29 September, the write-up was made by Tari Sasser at Creative Impressions In Clay.  When I went back the following Saturday, there was my name announcing I was the winner of a pair of recycled aluminum can earrings made by Tari!  Be sure to stop by the Art Bead Scene blog for more artist studio sneak peaks and prizes.

November 4, 2012

Love My Art Jewelry: A "Don't Miss This" Giveaway!

Love My Art Jewelry: A "Don't Miss This" Giveaway!: I think you will agree that these earrings are the bomb! Is "bomb" used anymore or am I dating myself ;o) ? These fabulous earrings were ...

November 3, 2012

Creative Chaos: Freebie Friday # 11

Marsh Neil pendant and beads go to the winner!
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November 1, 2012

Octoberfest Update!

Autumn-Inspired Challenge Update!

In addition to the challenge, there was also a drawing for several bead related prizes.  Guess what?  I won!  How cool is that?  This prize is something I will definitely be using soon.

Toltec Jewels of Jewel School Friends, is hosted an autumn- inspired challenge!

*Create an Autumn Inspired Treat!
*Make a Fall craft.
*Create a cool bead. 
*Design Halloween jewelry.
*Design Autumnal jewelry.
*Decorate your home or yard.
*Write a poem, dance or sing.

I decided to made a pair of earrings, specifically mismatched earrings.  I have been hooked on mismatched earrings since Diana’s challenge (Suburban GirlStudio).  Although our family doesn’t celebrate Halloween, someone may want a pair of Halloween earrings designed by me.  It could happen.  The skulls are dyed howlite, lampies by DFJ Lampwork (Ebay) and unfortunately, I don't remember where I got the black lampwork disks for the party hats.  I also used swarovski crystals and czech rondelles.  Here are my October Fest earrings: