Saturday, January 31, 2015

Pretty Pallets ~ January

 This months Marsala inspired Palate
I took this image with me as I went shopping and
 the other image of Erin's selections.
Our Michael's had next to nothing....
 none of the pearl stands or the resin druzy's
That Erin had selected.
None of those cool metal twisty things ither.
But I did find these beads at my local Michael's. 
I added some pearls, crystals and findings from my stash.
Hand knotted the Marsala section and 
simple looped the other section.
Marsala Druzy Dreams Necklace.

Details about this challenge can be found on the Halcraft site
to see what the

Art Bead Scene ~ January

Almost forgot to put up a post about this months challenge 
over at
Art Bead Scene.
Details about the artist and the challenge can be read by

I chose to go with the brighter version of the palate.
My art beads are the beautiful handy work of Kerry
of Celtic Designs.
I added some Lampworks beads from my stash.
A few orange Czech faceted beads.
 As well as
silver plated twisted jumprings, brushed  square puffed beads.
 And a hammered toggle.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Marsala Rose

This lovely soldered piece of China 
was won some years ago from 
 Cassi of Cassi's Creations.
a.k.a. Retro Art Cafe
I have a friend who is better at soldering 
than I am and I asked her add a link to it. 
 I then revamped the necklace
into a bracelet.
Who knew back then that this Marsala colored rose 
would end up being the Pantone 2015 
color of the year.
"Everything that is Old is New Again."
That idiom seems to fit.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Earrings Everyday ~ January Challenge

For this months challenge we could select from the
 Pantone 2015 Color forecast.

First I selected
Custard and Aqua Marine 

Next I selected
Lucite Green and Marsala

And lastly, I selected
Strawberry Ice

I enjoyed digging into what I had to see what
 I would put together for this challenge.
I actually made 8 pairs of earrings
but these are my favorites.

Thank You Erin for another Fun Challenge!
Why not check out and see what the other
came up with.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Muffin Tin Challenge
What we needed to do:
Fill  each of the 12 muffin tins with projects.
Focal, accents beads, chain, findings etc. 
Take picture of tin. 
Complete 6 to 12 projects.
Take pics of completed projects. 
 Share on the 4th of January.
I filled up this one with 6 projects.
Here are the projects I completed so far:
 Goody and Auntie's Beads were used in this one.
I was gifted this butterfly lampwork bead.
Still debating if I want to add some dangles. 
Had these copper butterfly connectors  for some time.
 Have no idea what my original intention 
was in purchasing them.
 Recently won this set of blue and green
 lampwork beads from Celtic Craft Designs.
A fun Summer bracelet for sure!
Love, Love these Earthenwood Studio pieces.
Got the antique silver gears from Michael's.

Then I filled up this muffin tin with 6 more projects.
This is what I completed so far:
This gorgeous chain and crystals were gifted to me.
I have a bangle the same as the pendant. 
All that is left to make is a nice pair of earrings.
Blue line agate catches my eye every time.
Something about that ocean blue color.
Made my own hook and I for this one.
All Czech for this bracelet.
 I've made this bracelet before using matte black. 
Love the simplicity of it.

8 completed  4 to go.
Not too Shabby.
Loved using up some of my favorite 
and not so favorite items from my bead stash.

Thanks Heather for this Challenge.
I really needed this kick start!