Between my mother's surgery and recovery, the shower valve's constant drip, keeping my A1C levels down, and taking classes in creating with precious metal clay, I am well and truly stressed out. However, I did manage to at least finish the pendant, even though I will probably redo it sometime in the future. The bead(s) my partner Shai sent are unique and in some of my favorite color to work with--copper with bronze tones. You can tell the piece was rushed a bit. I plan to make a Kumihimo rope to finish the design.
I also quickly made a pair of earrings from the ceramic beads.
To my Peeps: I think as I get older, sickness lasts longer. Everyone is better now and down to sniffles. On to the good stuff. My partner for this years' Swap & Hop was Dain Schlegel of Dainty Designs. However, she is recovering from a surgery and wasn't able to get beads to me. I hope she gets better soon. So Linda Anderson set me up with an Angel. Krafty Max sent me a whole lot of beads. Beads on strings, beads in tubes, stone cabochons, fused glass pendants, and Czech beads, rounds, and crystals. Although, I didn't use all of the beads, I did manage to put together a few pendants and UFOs. The pendant above is one of the stones I worked with. Here are the beads she sent: Here is a pendant made with a few blue and white stones from KM. It's finished, I just need to bead up a rope. This is supposed to be a Mini Mountain Girl bracelet (Regina Payne), and I used to small purple stone beads from KM. Thank you Krafty Max for the bea
Add caption The Art Charm Exchange hosted by Jennifer Cameron, Glass Addictions . The purpose of the Art Charm Exchange, other than the opportunity to swap beautiful charms, was to make an extra charm to be auctioned off to... Beads of Courage ! The theme was laughter. I agonized over this for several days before I buckled down and made the charms above. I just used beautiful art beads from my collection, crystals, and a shrink art charm. This was my first foray into art charms. After I mailed them out to our wonderful hostess, I began to think about other things I could have done. Oh well, maybe next time. I cannot remember where all of the art beads came from, but I do know some came from Juli Cannon of Julsbeads , Carolyn Harmon, Miami Valley Lampwork Bead Association , Janel Goolsby/ JeraLunaDesigns , and a few artists with Ebay shops. Thank you Jennifer for introducing me to a fun project and a wonderful charity. These are the charms I received: List of Parti