Friday, September 19, 2014

Earrings Everyday ~ September challenge

Erin's fascination of the the Macro world
and her own photos serve
as our inspiration this month.
The textures and the earthy colors are so appealing.
You can read more about it on her blog.
 So many directions I could have taken 
but I settled on these to represent
my own little macro world.
 Vintaj natural brass tag blanks,
Decoemboss die - Dragonfly pond,
and Vintaj paints.
Czech leaves and Czech caffe latte
groved rectangle beads.
Chrysolite opal Swarovski bicones.
Silver and gold plated wire.
I'm not particularly bothered by the mixed metal colors.
I rather like it.

Now why not check out and see
what the other participants came up with.

Monday, September 15, 2014

ABS September Challenge - My Second item

These are the items I had originally wanted to play with.
The Gaea Raspberry Jam Heart Pendant and Beads.
The earrings in the other post
 were a fun way to get my feet wet with this palate.
The scale and color of the natural stones 
worked nicely with the Gaea beads.
And while I was rummaging through my Vintaj, 
copper and antique brass findings I came across 
the scrolly copper rose bead.  Had to use it!
I had two of them....
Unfortunately I broke one trying to make
 the holes larger for the 18 gauge wire. 
Oh well.... asymmetrical it will be.

Monday, September 8, 2014

ABS's September Challenge

Margaret Macdonals'd
"The White Rose and The Red Rose"
Serves as the inspiration for this months
Art Bead Scene Challenge.
This what I created last night.
I made my own earring finding/charm.
I cut out these brass triangles and then embossed them
with the 
Sizzix - Decoemboss die - Cherry Blossom Garden
Used alcohol ink - Current, then sealed with 
Vintaj sealer. 
My goal was to echo the translucency of the 
Red Rose ladies dress.
I was also drawn to the textures 
on the upper corners.
I also liked the accent of 
little blue beads in the painting.
The cube bead picks up a golden mossy green hue 
of the White Rose Ladies dress.
The bell flowers, although not roses help give it 
that feminine touch. 
I really like the fact that these earrings would not have 
come into existence with out this challenge.