May 24, 2013

AJE Earring Challenge: Weeks 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20......

Art Jewelry Elements is hosting a wonderful earring challenge.  The challenge is to make a pair of earrings a week.  Once again, I am behind on my projects.  My oldest son had kidney problems when he was a toddler, and the problem back.  Not bad, just back with many appointments with specialists.  My middle son's fall 2012 football injury to his elbow--not healing/growing the way it should.  Surgery in two weeks.  My youngest is having trouble sleeping more than 4 hours a night.  He has CP, which means I or my husband have to stay up with him until he decides to fall asleep.  Last, but not least, the doctors determined that my mom has some internal bleeding--more tests and specialists.  Now, she is waiting to hear back from the doctors (as am I).  Can you say stressful summer ahead for the Stanzianos?

Well, back to earrings.

WEEK 19, Bead Artist, Jill Carter
Rabbit Hutch Beads

Week 20, Porcelain Charm,

 Weeks 15-18, Bead Artist Lori DeLong, Rabbit Hutch Beads.



Featured on AJE for the Week 19/20 Reveal!
Interchangeable Ear wires from
Mii Studio, Ebay


May 15, 2013

Talk About Perfect Matches!

purple fog

One of my favorite beaded jewelry designers, Nancy Dale, posted this beautiful Design Seeds pallet.  I just happened to receive a few beads in the mail today.  Specifically, some beautiful green jade.  However, this particular jade is not just green.  It has several of the colors of this pallet.

These beads are custom cut by Waly-Beads (Ebay).  What do you think Nancy?