Saturday, August 18, 2012

And the winner is...

Vintage Lucite and silver plated ring
Thanks to the fab folks at Randomizer
I have a winner!
 Crafty Hope!
Thanks to everyone that stopped by 
to leave a comment!

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Rowing on the Charles in Watertown

 Wow! More rowing on the Charles, but this time it's at Community Rowing 
in Watertown. This is his first time out in a single shell.
He worked hard and did an awesome job!

He had a fantastic instructor coaching him from a power boat. We got a little worried that he might get stuck in the reeds along the shore but she talked him step by step back into the open.

 It's quite a busy place.
The sailing dog cracked us up!

It's a beautiful facility and the staff and volunteers are great.
He's looking forward to rowing again tomorrow!

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I stepped out my back door this morning to be 
greeted by birds chirping and hopping about
 and to these flowers begging to be seen!

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Saturday, August 11, 2012

The Big Bead Soup Reveal and
a Give~away!

Welcome to the second round of reveals for Lori Anderson's 6th Bead Soup  Blog Party! My partner, Paige Maxim, sent me a selection of beautiful beads that presented quite a challenge. Please be sure to hop on over to her blog to see what she's made with her soup selection!

The focal bead I received is a decoupaged rose image on a black wooden tile. I decided to make a tin bezel  to house the tile and provide a decorative image on its back. The color of the tin relates well with the earth tone of the beads.

Paige provided a really fun copper clasp which I oxidized and tumbled to create a lovely gunmetal color.

Detail of tin bezel made to enhance the focal tile.

I also received a really fun selection of flower charms that she'd made from vintage lucite jewelry.

I though one of the smaller charms would make a great ring, 
and voila, it's a ring! 

This size seven cutie has as 10mm wide band that's cut from 21 gauge double clad silver plate sheet. I've attached the lucite flowers by inserting a miniature stainless steel nut and bolts. The hardware is concealed with a little dab of colored coordinated resin.

Oh, and didn't I say something about a give~away?!

Yes, I did, and the winner is...
Crafty Hope!

Here's the complete list of all participants.
Many thanks to Lori Anderson!

Hostess, Lori Anderson, Pretty Things

Adlinah Kamsir, Dream Struck Designs
Adrienn Lukacs, Raszputyin Designs
Agata Grygiel, Cytherea Bijoux 
Alenka Obid, Pepita Handmade 
Amy Dickerson, Damyjo Designs 
Amy Schmidt, Amy's Treasure 
Amy Severino, Amy Beads 

Andrea Trank, Heaven Lane Creations
Anke Humpert, Anart Island Studios
Ann Rishell, My Critical Eye
April Grinaway, Brooklyn Bead Goddess 
Ashley Bunting, Miss Ashely Kate 
Astrid Boyce, Astrid Boyce Beads 
B.R. Kuhlman, Mixed Mayhem Studios 
Barbe Saint John, Saints and Sinners

Beata Benkone Meggyesi, Beahobbi
Brandy McNair, Bella Vita Handmade Jewelry 
 Bryna Lumb, Bryna's Bead Box
Carmen Lau, Little Maketto
Cate van Alphen, Fulgorine
Cathie Carroll, Cathie Carroll's Studio
Cathy Khoury, Touch Jewelry 
Christina Stofmeel, Feng Beads 

 Collette Collins, Fire Fly Myst Artisan Jewelry
Courtney Breul, Beads by Breul 
Crystal Thain, Here Bead Dragons
Cynthia Abner, Created Treasures
Deana Hager, Just Deez'Art & Life
Debbie Phenes, Deb Joy Sing
Dhea Powers, Java Bead

Diana Welte, Lilyweeds
Dita Basu, alankarshilpa
Dorota Zeranska, gdymamczas 
Dot Lewallwn, Speedie Beadie
Elisabeth Auld, Beads For Busy Gals
Ema Kilroy, Ema K Designs
Emma Todd, A Polymer Penchant
Eva Sherman, Eva Sherman Designs
Evie and Beth McCord, EB Bead and Metal Works
Francy Inman, Francy's Studio

Ginger Bishop, lilmummy likes...
Giorgia Rossini, Jo in Wonderland
Ine Vande Cappelle, Jewels by Ine 
Iveth Caruso, Creative Atelier 
JJ Jacobs, Coming Abstractions
Jackie Ryan, Kydo Jewellery
Jeannie Dukic, Jeannie's Blog
Jelveh Jaferian, Jelveh Designs
Jenna Tomalka, Twin Birch Studio
Jenni Connolly, Jenni's Beads

Jennifer Van Horn, Jennifers Jewels and Junk
Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation
Johanna Rhodes-Nash, Fire Phoenix Creations 
 Joyce Blair, Bent Wire West Coast
JuLee Wolfe, The Polymer Penguin
Karen Vincent, Swallow Tail Jewellery
Karin Slaton, Backstory Beads
Kayla Potega, The Eclectic Element 
Kim Dworak, CianciBlue
Kris Lanae Binsfeld, Cherish Designs by Kris Lanae

Kristen Latimer, MJM Jewelry Designs
Kumi Fisher, Malie Kai Designs
Kym Hunter, Kym Hunter Designs
Lennis Carrier, Windbent
Leslie Wayment, AA Beads & More
Linda Murphy, Bonita Bead
Lisa Johnson, Whimsey Wonders

Lisa Sittniewski, Love, Yesterdays
Lois Moon, Que Onda, Q'Town?
Lola Surwillo, Bead Lola Bead
Lorelei Eurto, Lorelei's Blog
Lori Bowring Michaud, Artfully Ornamental
Lori Finney, Using My Beads
Margareta Saari, Mags-koruja
Maria Horvath, Horimarika Beads
Marian Hertzog, M's Place

 Mary Ellen Parker, BeeTree by m.e.
Mary K McGraw, MK's Creative Musings
MaryLou Holvenstot, time2cre8 
Martha Aleo, Ornamento
 Maybeline Tay, The Jewelry Larder
Megan Collins, Churchy & Her Sailor
Melissa Meman, Art. Life. Love.
Melissa Mesara, One-Eared Pig Beads
Paige Maxim, Paige Maxim Designs

You are here... Pam Farren, re-maker
Pam Hurst, Pam Hurst Designs
Patricia Handschuh, The Color of Dreams
Patty Miller, CabariBeads
Penney Klapoth, Faerie Acres
Regina Santerre, Regina's Writings
Rhea Freitag, starrgazer creates
Rochelle Brisson, A Creative Chelle

Sabine Dittrich, PerlenDschungel
Sandra McGriff, Creative Chaos
Sandra Neights, Petalo Azul
Sandra Young, It's a Bead Life!
Sara Oehler, SoftFlex Girl
Saturday Sequins, Saturday Sequins
Shanti Johnson, Sunshine Bliss
Shari Replogle, Plays With Paper
Sonya Stille, Dreamin' of Beads

Stefanie Teufel, Stefanies Sammelsurium
Tammie Everly, TTE Designs
Tania Spivey, Moobie Grace Designs
Therese Frank, Therese's Treasures
Tina Holden, Polymer Clay Bytes!
Toltec Jewels, Jewel School Friends 

Tracey Nanstad, A Beadiful Mess
Tracy Choy, BumbleBeads Designs
Valerie Norton, Hot Art

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Bead Soup~ Sneak Peek

Here's a sneak peek of some of the materials I've chosen to use in my Bead Soup Creation. I'm part of the 2nd Reveal and'll post my finished work this Saturday.

I'll also be hosting a Give-away!
So, stay tuned...

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