Sunday, August 28, 2011

Bead Soup Blog Party Time is Soon! And This Is What My Partner Sent...

The clasp is from an old rinestone necklace closure...wonderful!! There is a porcelain rose pin:) And a lovely china pendant/connector.

Glass beads, rosary parts, crucifix...and the list goes on and on!
I have already been inspired!! As you know...I don't do alot of putting together:) I enjoy seeing what others do with my little treasures. But the Bead Soup Blog Party forces me to put on the assemblage hat and when that happens the ideas flow:) These two cuffs are directly inspired from looking at what Jill sent!! They are far from being finished...but the beginnings have pleased me:)
Now all I have to do is to put my wondrous strange twist to Jill's collection..and do it justice. It is quite pretty just displayed on its own!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Bead Soup Blog Party Time is Soon! And NO... These Are Not What I Sent My Partner...

I am delighted with my pairing of partners in this seasons Bead Soup Blog Party! Yesterday I sent out my package of treasures to Jill Harris of Gypsy Brocante
This is my second party and the last was so much fun...such a challenge to create with beads I did not pick out:) But a good challenge! 

While gathering goodies for Jill, I decided to do a few more kits. This is fun!! I plan to do more for my shop. This kit has one of my raku focal beads and silks by and stash beads.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Urchins Are Coming ..My Urchins Found An Amazing Home ...

Kinga of says of this piece..."The inspiration for this piece came when I saw the three raku focals made by Wondrous Strange Designs.

They were just so cute and I LOVED the glaze with the shifting colors of blue to purple , and wanted to give them a home by designing their oceanic surroundings.

So I used lots of pearls, shiny miracle beads,and seed beads in a bunch of diffeent shades of blues and teals to compliment them, and added a sea foamy fringe to finish it off nicely.

The backing is sheep skin in a light metallic green with a diamond finish, very glitzy. I used two trailer hitch type clasps made out of copper, because they are pretty and they age well ,and they are just so easy to use.. "

Read more about Kinga's creations on her
Or visit her amazing shop by clicking on the title above. Enjoy!!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Exotic ...Colorful...and Such Sweet Sentiment....

LaShell of is a must visit shop if you are into silk sari ribbon...or over the top crochet design. I love my visits there...and have a small wall in my studio dedicated to her vibrant colored ribbons. They make me smile every time I pass by them...and I have to reach out to touch as well!

This cuff features one of my little faux ivory faces...that LaShell fell inlove with. We have a mutual admiration club membership you see:) And this piece is dedicated to little old me:) Here is what she says about the cuff...

This cuff fits a 5.75" measurement wrist and up. The silk sari ribbon ties make it adjustable. The width of the cuff is 2 1/4" wide. I have a fired clay ancient face placed center as the focal point. I made 2 beautiful purple and black Dichroic glass buttons. Flaming red/orange silk sari ribbon runs throught the center and I have 2 green tones running on the outside for ties. I used 100% silk handspun nubby silk yarn in yellow, orange, red and browns. This cuff has beautiful color and artistic punch. You will be notices as you wear this art piece.

I have a shop that I love, and love her the seller Dorcas at "Wondrousstrange" Her firing of raku clay and other clay items are out of this world. I dedicate this listing to her for she has given me a gift, I have taken her gift and made it into a wonderful wearable art piece.

thank you for looking"

Click on the title above and you will be transported to a shop full of color and original design work.A pleasure to work with and a delight to share ideas with. Hope you will take time to visit her shop:)