Wings and Beads

Wings and Beads
Wear Old It's New Again

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

16th Blogger/ Non Blogger Challenge

Hello, I am the winner of Blogger/Non blogger challenge 15 therefor no the Hostess for the 16th Blogger/Non-blogger Challenge.  I chose this Landscape Art by Ivan Laliashvili. Ivan is a concept artist and illustrator in Russia. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Saint Petersburg, Russia. I found his illustrations to be quite colorful and would let Artist imaginations soar.
Ivan's  illustration "On the beach" is also rich in detail. Love these.  So, have you ever heard of Debbie Sanders of Debbie Sanders Glass beads?      She creates organic glass beads. I thought a nice prize would be a Mini sample from my stash.  Are these so gorgeous

These glass disc are adorned with silver glass and fine silver wire accents.  The next choice of prize are a collection of gemstones from my hoard, I mean stash.  Theme being red white and blue. Large red jasper focal, red MOP, white shell pearls, alittle pricey but oh so gorgeous I love to just look at them, ahem I mean try to figure out what to showcase them best in. And for blue some jade or quartz.  
Just beauties they are.  Look at all the earrings , bracelet and Pendant you could create, wow a whole Parure. Additionaly, hope thats spelled right: There will be some Brass elements in both Prizes.

Well the Reveal is January 5, 2015, If you click on the blogger challenge Illustration to the left of the blog it will take you to the
Face book Blogger voting page.       Entries have to be emailed to me by midnight January 4th to be added to the albulm.   The Prizes are worth $25.00+   winner gets to choose and then a second Artist who has the runner up position gets the second prize.  I am so excited to see what is being created.  Stay tuned and as always 
"Wear Vintage it's new again"
Guests of the Challenge
1. Toltec Jewels
2. Shalini Austin (
3. Kelly Hosford Patterson (
4. Robin Kae Reed
8. Laurel Hanson ( )
9. Catherine Shattuck
10. Rachel Mallis (!blog/c1jlz)

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Art Bead Scene December

"Choir of Sint-Bavokerk, Haarlem" 1635 a Dutch Art 

  1. painting by Pieter Saenredam. Cathedral Arches of soft Tans, Gray and dark brown.  I chose dark browns and strong lines because thats what would challenge me.  My Art bead was taken from this set handemade by Caroline Dewison of Blueberri Beads.
  2. The Brown ceramic beads had strong lines and I have hoarded these beads for over a year. I won these beads and when I received them I was just starting out at making Jewelry and these were the most gorgeous ceramic beads I had ever owned.  I enjoyed pulling them out, touching them, ooooh and ahhh over them.  I have created these lovely long earrings.  I added Brass bead caps and Spectra beads from  some crystals and I love how these came out.  Thank you Art bead Scene for the challenge.  Thank you Caroline for your gorgeous works of art.  Thank you Brenda Lansdowne my mentor and friend.

Friday, December 19, 2014

We're All Ears December Anamorphic

All ears December was a video post of Anamorphic art by Hostess Erin Prais-Hintz  and you can watch the short movie by clicking on the Photo we're all ears december to the left hand side of my blog.  It will take you directly to earrings everyday blog.
 This month Its all about flow and movement of the Art.  I took those gold balls from the inspiration in two sizes in the form of Swarovski gold pearls and hung them from Blue Jade to create simple stunning dangles
they just roll and swing with every movement.

Thanks to the hostess for this challenge and hop over to to see what everyone has created.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

November Ramblings

November closes and I have met most of my challenges. First there was Dry Gulch Challenge with this Color Palette.

I created this lovely Asymetrical Necklace.  The Lavender Filigree from made of brass and colorized with Lumiere paints, Tulip bead cap also Bsue.  Agate, Jasper, glass beads, polymer beads, glass beads and crystal

and matching earrings

 Then there was the monthly challenge for the BSUE creative group, which was Cameo's. I made this Necklace with A Ethnic Cameo surrounded with crystal chain , attached to Brass heart and filigree.

Hope you enjoyed the eye candy, I have enjoyed your visit Please come again "Wear Vintage is New Again"

Friday, November 21, 2014


November's inspiration  this month comes from this collage of Photo's
 posted on   There is also the cutest movie clip to watch if you go on over and visit. These earrings actually met two challenges this week, Sunday Earring Challenge and my We're all ears. I'm shameful I know.
There is a Beautiful Forest, a little girl and a magical White spirited Creature glowing Pink passing through the Grey clouds. Using my Bsue Boutique elements as I am part of that facebook group as well I created these Asymetrical earrings.  They consists of Pink and Gray spectra beads which are glass.  I used Vintage Bronze Non tarnish copper wire with Pink Swarovski crystals.  There are Brass bead caps and Brass dragon Fly's.

I am always honored by your visits Please come again

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Art Bead Scene November Challenge

Hello all you beautiful Gems.  As you may or may not know I'm a pink girl, I love pink.  This months challenge over at Art Bead Scene was pure delight to my heart. "Cattelya Orchid and Three Humingbirds" by Martin Johnson Heade (1871)

As you know an Art bead is a bead, charm, button, Pendants or finding made by an independant artist. Art beads are the vision and handiwork of an individual artist.  That is ABS definition.  Hmmm, I'm independant.  I believe I am on my way to becoming an Artist, roflmbo.  Although I am a whimsical one. So I pulled out some Polymer, started playing
I made these cute little floral beads for practice, just warming up you know.  

Then I created A bead for part one of the challenge

Love how this Orchid came out. I was so inspired by this painting so full of colors
 I can't wait to create a Beautiful Piece of wearable Art Jewelry.  Make sure you return for part 2.

Monday, November 10, 2014


15th Blogger /Non-Blogger Challenge -"Who Shall be Captain"

Welcome to the 15th Blogger / Non-Blogger Challenge Hosted by Kathy Lindemer of BAY MOON DESIGN. The inspiration Photo is pirates fighting to become Captain.  
Who shall be Captain? I will, Lol because I have the ship in the form of an Art bead that I created out of Polymer clay. I constructed my little ship with its sails, and I added a little red Wheel. 

There will be public voting on November 11, 2014 at 
Stop in and view the entries,or click on the Captain to the left of this post.
Thanks for stoping by.

Sunday, October 26, 2014


Welcome to the third annual Autumn Splendor Blog Hop.  This Hop is Brought to you Courtesy of Toltec Jewels our Hostess from Jewel School Friends.  Rita inspite of her many challenges this month was never wavering in her support of the artist and we are all here supporting her.  Three Cheers For Rita!!  This is my first time participating, but I love hops.  October brings a new season of colors with the changing of the leaves.  The cool winds blow the leaves in the air floating and swirling to the ground.  I see Oranges, Browns, Yellow and Green.  I wanted to capture the tree in a bead, but alas it was not meant to be.

I just couldn't capture the essence in my polymer so I caned that design instead because after all the colors were right.
I made this gorgeous focal shaped like a leaf wire wrapped it and made matching beads 

I then made earrings and a Necklace.

I also did a strung set of beads feauring the Browns and Green of Autumn with matching earrings

Hope you enjoyed the eye candy.  Please hop around 
Toltec Jewels                            Jewel School Friends (hostess)

Dini Bruinsma                 

Marybeth Rich                          http:/

Mary Govaars                 

Mischelle Andrade-Fanucchi

Karin Grosset Grange     

Andrea Zenith Glick        

Nan Smith                      

Linda Anderson                        http://CherryOnTopDesign.Co

Becky Pancake              

Melissa Trudinger           

Lennis Carrier                

Sue Kennedy                 

Kim Dworak                  

Jo-Ann Woolverton        

Jennifer Reno                 

Veralynne Malone           

Lori Schneider                

Shaiha Williams              

Alisa Siceloff                  

Pam Traub                     

Cryss Thain                    

Maria Lourdes Rios       

Kathy Lindemer             

Carolyn Lawson            

Blanca Medina              

Debbie Rasmussen        

Heather Richter             

Kathleen Breeding         

Carol Dillman                

Chris Eisenberg             

Rebecca Sirevaag          

Sam Waghorn                

Sherri Stokey                 

Gina Hockett                 

Michelle McCarthy        

Michelle Buettner           

Dana Hickey                  

Claire Fabian                   

Cynthia Abner                

Renetha Stanziano          

Jami Shipp                     


Gloria Allen                   

Lisa Johnson                   

Marde Lowe                  

Jill Bradley                      

Toni Gifford                    

Shawnda D'Arcy            

RaMona Woolson          

Esterina Jagiella              

Sandra McGriff              

Mary McGraw               

Alenka Obid                  

Marianne Baxter            

Ann Schroeder              

Inge von Roos                

Robin Reed                    

Suzanne Berk                 

Mowse Doyle                

Diana Miglionico Shiraishi


Andrea Rivers                

Janine Lucas                  

Tanya McGuire              

Anindita Basu                

Mitzie Crider                 

Deb Fortin                     

Cynthia Kent Machata   

Cheri Reed                    

Laurel Hanson               

Ingrid Anderson            

Karla Morgan                

Lori Anderson               

Louise Mccormick-Glazier

Jasvanti Patel                

Susan Kelly                  

Lee Koopman              

Carol Briody                

Kathy Lindemer          

Renetha Stanziano      

Divya N                     

Friday, October 17, 2014

WE'RE All Ears October Reveal

Inspiration this month comes from a marbled collage of Art by Jemma Lewis.  The lower left Orange, red and Blue felt like Autum sky and leaves and these are the colors for my earrings.  What Red/Orange Gem is more beautiful than Carnellian
Add some Yellow Venetian Glass Anacapri Beads and Blue sparklers

Oh my God these Glass beads are so yummy they just give me goose pimples all over.  The colors so light and airy just make a girl feel so pretty. Here we go all completed and ready for Fall.
Thank you for spending time with me.