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"