May 29, 2014

Summer Days & Nights Challenge

I received a beautiful selection of sea glass beads for the upcoming ZnetShows Summer Days & Nights Challenge. For this challenge each designer is supposed to make a design for day and a design for night. The sea glass is so wonderful to work with.  I chose the blue and olive green for my challenge colors. However, I loved the sea glass so much, I ended up ordering more to go with what I already have. I might also use some of the sea glass from the Winter Challenge in a design or too. I also made more than one piece of jewelry for day and night. So, I will pick the best day and night set to send to ZnetShows, but you will have to come back to my blog to see what else I created!

The beads almost match my boys!
Thank you ZnetShows for providing an outlet for my jewelry creations!

CONGRATULATIONS VICTOR (IN THE BLUE) ON
YOUR GRADUATION!  TWO YEARS AND WE WILL DO
THIS AGAIN WITH YOUR BROTHER, AJ (IN THE GREEN).
Here are a few links to beads used in present and past designs:

May 10, 2014

BSBP#8: The Big Reveal

Right to the good stuff.....

Made with Rhonda's beaded bead, crystals, and agate rondelles.

Made with Rhonda's (she made it) clasp and lampwork focal.

Bracelet made with brown rainbow bugle beads supplied by Rhonda.

Bracelet is based on a tutorial, Toskana by SeeBead.  I used Czech twins instead of tila or tile beads.  I didn't have enough tile beads so the twins made a wonderful substitution.


Soup I started with.
Thank you Lori for hosting a wonderful 8th swap and blog hop!  Thank you Rhonda for a most enjoyable soup!  To see other simmering soups and creations visit the BSBP blog for the list of participants (about 500)!

Renetha

May 9, 2014

BSBP#8: Partner Introduction

The Bead Soup Blog Party #8 is underway.  This party has become an annual event and was started by Lori Anderson of the Pretty Things blog.  Now that partners have paired up and bead soups are being shipped all over. This year, I am paired up with Rhonda Hagerman.  She makes very colorful lampwork beads as well as wedding/prom jewelry.  Her Etsy shop is called Mustard Seed Beads.  Here is the soup I sent to her.....




And here is the soup she sent to me....


Rhonda made the clasp, beaded beads, and I think she made the lampwork bead too.  The next post will be the reveal!