Friday, December 18, 2015

Earrings Everyday ~ December Challenge.

Erin is calling it the "CRAFTERMATH"
what is left over after creating.
We're All Ears Challenge
In the words of  Popeye,
"That's all I can stands, cuz I can't stands it's n'more.
This is embarriskin'!  Ahh gagaga!"
Image found on Google
Is there no end to this madness?
By accepting the challenge I put a dent in
 the inevitable cleanup. Yeah! 
And made some earrings! Win Win!
I actually have 3 more piles of inspiration.
Possible second ABS creation so....
 I'm not going to share that just yet.
Plus it's ... Embarriskin'! Ahh gagaga!
 I started bagging up some possibilities.
This is what I made.
8 bagged,  but only Six  made it to the finish.
Glass Window Dandles
Czech Hoops
 Stone and Czech Dangles
Frosted Dangles
 Leafy Fall Dangles
African/Greek Dangles

Thanks for stopping by and looking if you would like to see more 
Leftover Creations click the link here.

Monday, December 7, 2015

ABS December Challenge

Maria Helena Vieira do Silva
For more details about the Artist and the paintings check out this
For this month's challenge 
I had local bead maker and friend
Katherine Thompson, 
Custom make some faceted PC rondelle beads 
in the soft clay colors of the painting. 
She went above and beyond creating 3 tones.

I also selected from here plethora of metal finding this 
Heart link and Pendant with a subtle embossed grid.
I easily turned the heart link ono a clasp 
with my own recycled copper staple fashioned into a hook.

(The pendant is still on the bead board,
waiting for just the right idea.)

Paired her beads with the bead I won from 
Heather Wynn Millican of Swoondimples.
I went through several design layouts before I settled on this one.
Adding just a few pops of the yellow like the painting.
Even the rusty orange with the silk ribbon.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Cluster Pearl & Crystal Necklace.

I had Great Fun 
putting this together.
 Soft Lavender and Champagne Pearls
were personally selected by the customer.
Loads of Crystals with a mix of 
silver and gold plated findings.