December 31, 2014

Pretty Palettes December Challenge

My apologies for the late post. A lot of things to take care of before we ring in the New Year.  The Pretty Palettes challenges are hosted by Erin Prais-Hintz and Halcraft.

Here are the beads I chose to go with the inspiration photo:

My Halstead Bead Gallery Selections

Here are my designs:

Memory Wire Bracelet

Starry Night Earrings
Mixed Metal Curvy Link Bracelet

Mixed metals indeed.  Once again this was a fun challenge.  Thanks to the hosts!

Happy New Year Everyone!

Renetha 





December 18, 2014

Michael's Challenge Reveal!


I didn't use all of the beads, but I really love the rustic look of those brown ceramic beads.  The focal I chose is a ceramic piece made by Pat Antonick of Heliotrope Bead Studio in Dayton, Ohio.  I love visiting her shop.  It's small, but her workroom is enormous.  She is an artist, beader, and quilter.  I am lucky her shop is close by.  The twisted looking ceramic beads were made by Pat as well.



Thank you for stopping by, and here is the link to other participants of this challenge:  http://www.humblebeads.blogspot.com/

Also thank you Heather Powers and Lorelei Eurto for hosting the challenge and providing the inspiration!

December 15, 2014

Challenge Alert! Michael's Beading Challenge Blog Hop with a Twist

Heather Powers and Lorelei Eurto are hosting another Michael's Beading Challenge! Check this link for more information!    TWIST?   The reveal is this Thursday, Dec. 18th!  I managed to get all of the beads for the challenge, except for the crackle rock crystal.  So I will use a substitute--White Quartzite stone, 8mm.  The beads go with this beautiful winter palette:


 Winter Palette

The beads.


What's the twist?  Support small businesses this holiday season!  So don't forget to stop by on December 18 for the Revel as well as a link to others who participate in the challenge.