Wings and Beads

Wings and Beads
Wear Old It's New Again

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.

Saturday, October 4, 2014


Autumn Night Sky reveal is here. Another Challenge sponsered by Lisa Lodge of Pine Ridge Treasures.  This is the Bead Kit I received and was challenged to work with:
I rarely if ever work with black beads. Not my favorite color so the Challenge for me was REAL.  I decided to make some of my flowers in Black, Gray and white from Polymer clay for focal and earrings. I used those Black Hexagon shaped beads, the tiny teardrops, and crystals for dangles.

Then there were those big Crystal beads and a pair of rectangles.  So I took the scrap Polymer and made some beads and a rectangle focal to keep theme.  Since we are talking about sky I designed the pair as earrings with added Vintage star beads from my stash and the tiny 4mm smokey crystals from the kit.
Made a Necklace to Match
Two or more pieces is a Parure.  I am going strong, must have a bracelet for my collection and of course another pair of earrings

Thank you so much for joining me on my wings as I play with my beads.