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.
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
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