Wings and Beads

Wings and Beads
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Monday, September 22, 2014

We're All Ears September Reveal

September's Inspiration of Nature with all its Greens and Grays provided by  
I had a hard time with the Grays but my Flowers came through.

I used Polymer for the petals, Glass Pearls and a coordinating deep olive green crystal bead on the ear wires.  Now I need a Necklace. See you Later.

Saturday, September 6, 2014


Today is the Blue Fantasy Hop.  Each participant recieved a Mystery package of Blue from Lisa Lodge the Grateful artist to create with.  Such a Gorgeous Soup
I love blue so I'm thinking oh what fun I wanna Play.  And then it happened, Blue spike beads! Not only have I never worked with spikes these were double hole. So I pushed them off to the side and ooooohed and ahhhed everything else.  My first composition since there was a pair were earrings.  Since Lisa had sent this vintage girl filigree brass, I wanted to make sure my collection was cohesive. I pulled some brass cones out my stash for bead caps and made these
Are they not gorgeous?  OMG I even made the ear wires.  I am evolving as an artist and sometimes I am so thrilled at the outcome.  I layed those beautiful pointy beads in my hand and across my wrist and they screamed Asymetrical bracelet.  I usually design from the beads or colors .  I am ont a out door girl so nature dosent call to speak to me often,  The cool feel of a bead the vibrant colors and After all Lisa had also sent that beautiful toggle clasp.

Now every collection (Parue) Needs a Necklace and I am not about to disappoint. Lisa is my inspiration for color choices and ideas she is always there boosting morale of artist with these events, luv her for that.  My mentor for all things Vintage is Brenda Sue Landsdown of B'Sue Boutiques  and so I have Blue fantasy wings and bead Necklace.  Lisa's blue sparkle beads, with Bsue vintage wings, charms, tassle, leaves, rolo chain and a blue Polymer rose handmade by mwah, thank you thank you, for the applause

So of course now we need another pair of earrings

Last but not least Lisa sent me a Leaf Focal and some filigree squares.  Ohh I must use those Aquamarine faceted beads.  I love their sparkle.  Hmmm wheels turning the squares could be earrings or connectors in a necklace.  I could make wire connectors with this 18g Beadsmith vintage bronze wire. Yep and I will make a matching clasp and incorporate it into the peanut neckchain. Maybe even a spike or two.

There you have it.  My Blue Fantasy Collection.  Thank you Lisa. Thanks everybody for stopping by see you soon

Your hostess:  Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist
Kim Dworak, Cianci Blue
Karen Grosset Grange, Ginkgo et Coquelicot
Veralynne Malone, Designed by Vera
Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation
Heather Richter, Desert Jewelry Designs
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations
Candida Elkins Castleberry, Spun Sugar Beadworks
Shaiha Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings
Eleanor Burian-Mohr, The Charmed Life
Gloria Allen, Wings and Beads
Laurie Vyselaar, Lefthand Jewelry
Terri Wlaschin, Dances in Fog
Lisa Prewitt Knappenberger, LiRaysa Designs
Toltec Jewels, Jewel School Friends
Raissa de Guzman, Abloro

Jill Bradley, Jilly Beads

Monday, September 1, 2014


August Art Bead Scene Challenge Inspirational painting by Anne Redpath.  For this monthly challenge you must use an art bead in your design.  Of Course I designed my own.  I ususally use other artist but I wanted to challenge myself.  I wanted a wonky piece for weekend wear like my Inspiration Brenda of  I took the photo and made my focal bead from Polymer clay, and Perfect Pearls
I painted the scene with polymer, a technique I learned this summer from Christie Friesen the world renowned clay artist, and then proceeded to make some wonky beads
I mounted my focal on a brass base and proceeded to wire the art beads with some spectra glass beads from BSue.

My finished piece is comfortable, colorful, wonky, playful unlike anything I have ever made before

Thank you for your visit see ya soon, Toodles!!