Sunday, August 24, 2014

Another color combo....... a spiky necklace.  I told you I was having fun making spikes.  I actually have extras that I will be bringing to my next few shows as fancy glass headpins.
 The purples in this just sort of asked for some new spikes with added frit speckles.  If you take a close look the spikes you will see the ones on a white base with multiple colors of purple on them.
As always I made earrings too and I think I need to make more of these. 

Saturday, August 23, 2014

I hadn't made ........

 .............spiky necklaces for a little while.  Then a customer asked for a commissioned piece and I got carried away making spikes.
 This necklace hangs a little differently than the ones I have done in the past and I really like how the big cluster looks.  That pop of red in there just had to be. :-)
Of course there had to be earrings to go with.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

I have been .........

 ............working with the black metallic glass again.
 I just love the colors that this glass produces.  It has that look of Racu pottery that just amazes me how it looks iridized and matte all in the same piece.
These pieces are all headed for my Etsy shop but I will be making more to take to next months trunk shows.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A new crochet, glass.......

 .........mixed jewelry set.  I love these big beads ( the front ones are about an inch or maybe a little bigger around) mixed with the crochet circles.
 I think it is the smooth look of the glass with the soft fiber of the circles that intrigues me. I just had to make another collection.
 This time I used ivory with silvered ivory dots and turquoise circles.  I thought they all needed to be on the copper findings. 
 This pendant just called out to have it's picture taken twice..........
.........and of course I made earrings.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Flower Power Flowers

I haven't for some reason made my Flower Power beads in a while so I worked really  hard for a couple of days and made a big batch.
I was concentrating on pairs because so many people like to make earrings with these.
I also made some mini flowers because I have an earring idea that I hope to get worked out in the next week.  I of course listed some of each in my Etsy store that you can find here.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Multi color blue poppy beads.....

...........are the flower of the day.  We are back from Stitches Midwest and working hard to get back into the rhythm of things. 
 So some pretty blue flowers are headed for Etsy and a few for my next few shows as well.
 I am not getting as much studio and work time this week as normal because hubby had shoulder surgery and we have been going to Physical Therapy every day.  We start on three days a week next week which will make it much better.
Do make sure to check out my Etsy store if you are interested in some flower beads.

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Wrap Style Treasure .................

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..............Necklaces have been popping up on my work table.   I think I have about 6 new color combinations.
 They all have mini flower beads and little surprises almost every inch.  You have to be on the look out to find................
..............the owl, or the dragonfly.
I just love the colors in the green and copper one to the back of this picture............

..............that goes with these earrings.  I think part of the love comes because I just adore these leaf beads.
I had to make some lovely flower earrings to go with the necklaces too.  All of these pieces will be with me at my next few shows. 

Monday, August 04, 2014

Lovely Fall inspired Jewelry Today

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 I love love love this amber and mineral green combo.  I have made these beads many times and I always have to make some jewelry out of them.
 This time I was aiming for enough big almost focal size beads to make one of these glass and fiber necklaces.
 I actually got carried away and made enough and then some so I still have a few on my work table.
 I couldn't help myself and made a whole series of necklaces and earrings. I made a few bracelets too but you will have to wait for another day to see those.
 I have to try and find some more of these post findings I love them so and have had them in my collection long enough I do not know where they came from.
Okay if you are getting really tired of looking at this lovely coppery goodness this is the last picture for today.  Hope you like them.  If you would however like to see them in person I will be at Stitches Midwest in Schaumburg IL this coming weekend and you can see them there.

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Choosy Chicks Choose Chicklets Blog Hop

I had so much fun with this project. To have one special bead to work with and go from there.  I knew almost from the start what I wanted to make with it.  A simple boho style bracelet.
 I added some of my lampwork accent beads and strung it on several cords of waxed linen.  I can hardly wait to see what everyone else did with their beads.  Below you will see a list of the artists participating and links to their blogs.  Have fun hopping I am sure I will.

Choosy Chicks Choose Chicklets Challenge (c5)
Participating Artists

Guest of Honor & Featured Artist:  Susan Kennedy

Sue Kennedy's blogs:                               SueBeads...A Beady Girl's blog
                                                               Art Jewelry Elements
Sue Kennedy's website                            SueBeads
SueBeads Art Beads                                SueBeads


Toltec Jewels                                 


Linda Anderson                             

Jennifer Reno                                 

Shirley Moore                                

Kristen Stevens                              

Marybeth Rich                               

Jael Thorp                                      

Melissa Trudinger                           

Andrea Glick                                  

Nan Smith                                      

Blanca Medina                               

Shai Williams                                  

Carolyn Lawson                             

Kay Thomerson                             

Rana Wilson                                   

Robin Reed                                    

Robin Showstack                           

Sheila Prosterman                           

Karla Morgan                                

Kari Asbury                                   

Kelly Rodgers                                

Jayne Capps                                  

Mischelle Andrade Fanucchi          

Heather Richter                             

Chris Eisenberg                             

Kathleen Breeding                         

Linda Landig                                 

Crystal Thain                                 

Cheri Reed                                    

Heather d-Entremont                     

Dini Bruinsma                                

Lori Schneider                               

Tammy Adams                              

Melinda Orr                                  

Lennis Carrier                               

Cynthia Machata                           

Elizabeth Hodges                          

Debbie Rasmussen                        

Tanya McGuire                             

Charlie Jacka                                

Ev Shelby                                     

Sharyl McMillian-Nelson              

Jasvanti Patel