Thursday, March 26, 2015

Pretty Palettes ~ March Reveal

I just adore this color palette.
I was inspired by Erin's words,
"...that it reminds me of the renewal that happens
every year when the snow melts and 
the green starts reappearing."
This year it can't come fast enough for me.
 Here are the beads I purchased for two challenges;
this one and Everyday Earrings.
Aqua table cut - #99438
Sapphire Australian Jasper 4mm - #59567
Blue Howlite 3mm - #93150
Turquoise Czech mix lentil - #91574
In the store the red faceted crystals looked browner 
so I did not end up using them.
They kept throwing off my groove.
Added these items from my stash.
New jade, Peridot shell, Czech faceted rondelles,
Turquoise flower bead frame 
and blue line agate beads. 
Star frames,Tierra cast button, "live life " link,
heart toggle and misc. silver plated beads.
Thanks for looking and to see what 
some others created 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Dry Gultch - March Challenge

This image was the inspiration for this months
Dry Gultch
Design Color Challenge.

 I decided to make a decorative box
from scratch...
using matte board, designer papers and 
various embellishments.
 And it just didn't  seem right to have a box and 
not put something in it.
So I made this fresh green bracelet.
Yeah! Spring is finally on it's way!
Click on the Dry Gultch 
to see the other entries.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Operation tackle that bead stash ~ March Challenge

Picking one of the stories from the many, 
 Grimm's fairy tales
was our challenge for this month.
And creating something....
it can be anything as long as you use some beads. 

I went with Hans the Hedgehog.
Written by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
 in 1812.
Written in a different Era for sure.
The story deals with things like
Rejection, Acceptance, Deceit, and Honor
The tale takes a detour ( to me )
at the part when Hans drives his now very large
 herd of pigs into the village and that anyone one who
 wants to can take part in the slaughter, could.
Why would they write this?
 ...I wish I could ask them.
Perhaps to show his father who had written him off,
that he could do something of value for others.

Illustrations By Sian Song

When he tells his father he is leaving ...again...
this makes the Father happy...again.
 But don't under estimate Hans.

Illustration By Sian Song

In the end it is all tied up in a pretty neat bow.
I love happy endings.
Happy Hans, Happy wife, Happy Father.

So this is what I came up with to represent the story.
Green girl studio hedgehog, a woodland toggle, 
and other miscellaneous glass metal beads.
These bumpy handmade Lampwork beads are
the handy work of Patricia Z. Venaleck.
Which add to the whimsical feel I was going for.

Thanks for looking if you would like to see what
the others who participated in this challenge did
just click here.
( at the end of the month )