Monday, April 16, 2012
Friday, April 6, 2012
Oh, my! What beautiful headpins!
As I mentioned last month, I was one of the lucky recipients of a pair of beautiful lampwork glass ball headpins made by Anne of Gardanne Beads from the lovely Lorelei Eurto as part of this blog hop challenge.
I encountered a little trouble at the start. I was a bit too agressive while wrapping one of the wires and the ball end popped off. You can read about that adventure here.
I had originally thought that I'd add a leaf dangle, but after trying a few different ideas, decided that I really wanted to showcase the beautiful glass.
So, I made a couple of 14 gauge copper jump rings and balled copper headpins for earwires, popped the whole lot in the tumbler to shine the copper up a bit and viola!
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Boreas by John William Waterhouse, 1903
If you're up for a challenge...
This month's Art Bead Scene Challenge may be just the thing.
Create something using an art bead that fits within the monthly theme using the posted art as your inspiration to create! This challenge is open to jewelry-makers, fiber artists, collage artist, etc.
The art bead can be created by you or someone else. The challenge is to inspire those who use art beads and to see all the different ways art beads can be incorporated into your handiwork.
The Blog Tour deadline is April 25th.
The Blog Tour will be on the 27th.
Go to the Art Bead Scene blog for the deets.