Saturday, June 28, 2008

Moonlight and Shadows

Well, I've completed my piece for the "Midsummer Nights Dream" EBW challenge and here it is:

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Almost Finished!

I have completed the necklace part of my piece and I'm now working on the "pendant" part of it. It will be a slide that will "float" around the necklace and can cover the clasp so it will appear solid! I think it's going to be wonderful, but we'll have to see how it fairs against the stunning pieces that are already entered in the Midsummer's Night Dream challenge for July! There are some GORGEOUS pieces already listed!!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

A Work in Progress

Finally, here are some pictures of my July challenge piece as I work on it. There are three sizes of beads in different shades of purple and deep blue. I've also included a photo of the embellishments I'd like to use...if I can figure out how to incorporate them!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

New Piece - July Theme

I am currently working on a new piece and it is something I've never done before. OK, I've done tubular peyote before, but not with three different sizes of beads that create the ridged effect. I've also done them in a spiral for this piece. I am going to make a choker/necklace out of it and embellish it with a variety of beads, crystals, charms and it is going to be my entry for the Etsy Beadweaver Challenge for July. That theme is "A Midsummer's Night Dream" and I think this new project will show my interpretation of that theme wonderfully! I'll keep you posted! It feels so great to be inspired to bead again!

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Have You Voted?

Have you been to the Etsy Beadweavers Blog to vote in the June Challenge? The theme is "Anything Goes" and there are some absolutely stunning pieces. The choice will be difficult, but you'll find a favorite!

Vote here:

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Etsy Beadweavers June Challenge "Anything Goes"

It's that time again. Go check out all the wonderful entries and vote for your favorite at I wanted to add the list of links, but I kept getting error messages, so you will just have to visit the EBW blog to check the links out! Go vote!!!

Monday, June 02, 2008

Latest Piece

Here is the latest bracelet I've created. This is a chunky take on my "links" necklaces. The alternate links in this particular bracelet are stone rings in what appears to be agate. They have a slight blue tint and remind me of clouds, thus the title of this piece..."Silver Lining". The sky blue links are Japanese seed beads with a picot trim of 15/0 AB clear and metallic silver Delicas. I think I'll enter this in the monthly challenge for "Anything Goes".