April 9, 2015

Operation Tackle That Bead Stash April 2015 Challenge!

Photos by (clockwise from left) A Guy Taking PicturesDarwin Bell.
Moyan BrennDeborah Cardinal & Rachael Towne.

Look at the challenge colors!  How could I resist?  OTTBS has a Facebook page for beaders, with the goal of using all the beads we collect and hoard.  This month's challenge was sort of Bollywood with a twist.  Here is a look at my finished bracelet adapted from a tutorial by VCArtisianOriginals.

April 1, 2015

Indigo Turtle Design Finished!

Last month, Indigo Turtle Art, hosted a cabochon giveaway!  The cabs are handmade porcelain.  All you had to do was sign up.  So I did.  One of the requirements was that I had to make something within the next few months.  I love challenges because they get the creative juices flowing.

I used picasso seed beads with pinks, browns, and greens which reflect the colors of the cab.  Just a hint of bronze seed beads were also used.  The final touch, a crystal golden shadow Swarovski 2-hole square bead.

This design is called Desert Rose.

Thank you Carol for hosting the giveaway/challenge.  Thank you James for the beautiful cabochon.  To everyone else, stop by Indigo Turtle Art's Etsy shop for more of these beautiful cabochons!