January 10, 2014

2014 YOJ Week 2: It's Golden

It is now Week 2 for the 2014 Year of Jewelry Facebook Group, and I am on schedule.  This week's theme is "It's Golden."  I made a pair of earrings.  Easy?  Yes.  Golden?  Of course I made these earrings with 24K gold fumed beads made by VGB Lampwork (Ebay).  VGB always makes beads that sparkle gold or silver.  But the gold-fumed are my favorite.  These tiny spacer beads are so cute.

Don't forget to stop by the YOJ Facebook page to see what other jewelry designers made so far in this challenge.  Have I said that I love challenges?  Well I do.

Renetha

January 4, 2014

Happy New Year! Life is Good!

I signed up for the Jewelry Because Creations Contest.  Jewelry Because creates artisian jewelry and fights for social justice.  The jewelry is created and used in fund raisers for causes and groups that are changing the world for the better.  I am all for doing my part of making the world a better place.

For October 2013, I was a finalist and received a great package of goodies.  The black cubes and blue bicones were part of the kit.

October Finalist
My winnings....more beads!



 
November Finalist


Now for the good news!  I also signed up for the November contest, and was a finalist again.  The pearls, chain and rondelles were part of the kit.








The surprise came when it was announced that I won the bonus round for December with this design.  I am so excited.

December Bonus Round Winner

I am looking forward to creating with the January Creations kit.  It's a lot of fun and I love the challenge.Visit Jewelry Because to see what the other designers created as well for contest details.

Have I said that I love challenges?  Well I do.
Renetha Stanziano

January 2, 2014

2014 Year of Jewelry (Facebook Group)

It is time once again to start another journey of jewelry design.  Last year was a lot of fun, but I dropped the ball and didn't post every item like I wanted to.  However, I did manage to make a jewelry item for each week for a total of 52 pieces of jewelry and that is in addition to the 52 pairs of earrings for another challenge.

Them for Week 1:  Something New for Me.  Here is my first design, Travertine Dreams, for the year:

Lampwork bead by Carolyn Harmon, MVLBA.
Porcelain beads by Heliotrope Art Studio.
Only 51 more pieces to go.  The 2014 Year of Jewelry group members post all pictures on Facebook, click here.

January 1, 2014

Page 143!




I am honored to share the pages of this Glossi with so many talented jewelry designers. It is worth the read. I love reading about other's creative process too.