February 19, 2014

ZnetShows Challenge!

Received these goodies from ZnetShows yesterday.  The challenge is to make whatever I want with the bead provided by ZnetShows before March 3rd.  Then the results will be published in their Spring Glossi!  Do you see how I've grouped the colors?  Designs are already forming.  Talk about Spring Bling!



Stay tuned for a sneak peak.  Link to the Winter Glossi:  http://www.glossi.com/CreativeSpark/75363-spark-winter-13-14

Have I said that I love challenges?  Well I do!  Let the beading begin.

Who knew a 13 year old could fit under a bed.  He crawled under the bed just after he got home from his physical therapy.  I love all my boys, but Leo spends a lot of evenings watching me bead.


Radiant Orchid Challenge....Update!


Winnings!
I just want to say thank you Bello Modo for hosting the challenges.  I look forward to participating in more challenges.

Bello Modo announced its winners for their Radiant Orchard Challenge.  I did manage to finish this piece for the challenge:
However, I didn't win the main prizes, but I did win a secondary prize goody bag for my use of Czechmates!

This was made with Czech mates 2-hole tiles, Toho Takumi's, Swarovski crystal rose satin and purple haze crystals, and Vintaj dragonfly charms.  The focal is a lampwork bead, by my friend and fellow beader Carolyn Harmon (MVLBA).  I love her beads!

The closest to Radiant Orchid I had in my stash were the Takumi's color called dragonfruit.  They brought out the color of the art bead.

I won 3rd place in the Bello Modo Takumi Summer Challenge.  I love to complete challenges because it focuses my designs--rather than beading for the sake of beading.  Not that I don't do a lot of that anyway.

Make sure you stop by Bello Modo's Facebook page to see all the entries.

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

Renetha

February 8, 2014

Living Life Creatively: Share the Love Giveaway


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Living Life Creatively: Share the Love Giveaway: Inspired by the upcoming Valentine's Day holiday, Lori Bergmann wanted to do a little Giveaway to show her appreciation for all the love her family, ffriends and wonderful customers have given her throughout the year!