Thursday, August 20, 2015

Earrings Everyday ~ August Challenge

These stunning photos of Antelope Canyon
served as this months inspiration.
For more details click here.
USA Antelope-Canyon.jpg
I tried to capture the striation of the 
Canyon walls and their free form shape
 by the beads I selected for this challenge.
What to do with that noticeable break in the
metal loop add a bit of wire wrapping.
Puffed rectangle Tiger skin glass and 
Faceted Czech Rondelles.
Lower antelope 1 md.jpg
Next I used....Striated Czech glass beads
 and gun metal findings.
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A Recent Request

Got a request yesterday from a friend
in need of  5 pair of flower earrings for her workmates.
Just using items I had on hand I came up with these.
I got them done later that day
I made 3 pair of the purple 
and 2 of the rusty orange.
Sent her an image of them in an e-mail
Her response back to me when she saw them
is copied and pasted here for you  to read...


No my name isn't
It must be an expression she uses.
Just does the heart good to help someone and
 in turn get an appreciative comment like that.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Personal Color Challenge

Sometimes there may be a certain 
subject matter
that I choose not to be inspired by.
For me this happens from time to time.
 When it does.... for any challenge... 
It's real simple...I just
don't participate that time around.
I can catch the next one.
sometimes I don't participate
 simply due to my schedule or lack of the right materials.
So with that said
Katherine and I decided we would do a 
personal challenge using this intriguing color palate. 
Muted Plumb and the Burnt Red 
were used predominantly in this necklace.
But you can see I managed to get that
 pale green, the dark mossy green
and a variation of the dull golden yellow. 
Thrilled to use up
 beads and findings from my stash!
If it hadn't been for this particular color palate
I may have never put this 
combinations of colors together.
I can see myself wearing it this fall.