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
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
Here are a few of the projects I have worked on since my last post: Experimenting with resin. Working with metal clay and resin Metal Clay and Fused Glass Silver Metal Clay, fused glass, resin embellished ceramic bead Playing with beads Little bit of beading Snooties for my local bead shop lots of UFOs Silver Clay Rings