Wings and Beads

Wings and Beads
Wear Old It's New Again

Friday, August 28, 2015

Art Bead Scene August Challenge

This months challenge come from a Wool woven Rug by Hosteen Klah titled Summer Thunder. Using Red as a design element in my Jewelry is not my strong point.  I use it almost like, Never. Lol that being said, I attended Beadfest this year and went straight to Artisan Alley where all the Handmade components, Jewelry and Artisans are.  I found the perfect Colored Ceramic focal by Artisan Lisa Peter's
A Nice Chunky focal 2 X 2 inches.  I wire wrapped and attached some nice Smoky Quartz for the neck chain along with some red sea glass from Znet shows I had in my stash.

Lately I seem to be having issues uploading my pictures.  They upload backwards, upside down, rightside left, I apologise.  I'm trying to meet the deadline for the Challenge and will continue to try and get better pictures.  I so wanted you to see this lovely chunky Necklace.  Not sure I'm going to keep that Tassel. A drop might do better, we will see.   Jump over to   to see what other contributors have created.  Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Dreaming Tree Challenge

Today is the reveal for the Dreaming Tree Challenge.  I'm so late. I could't get the pictures to up load right side up. All of a sudden My Phone Camera has a top and bottom and I don't know which end is up.  SMH
Dreaming Tree challenge is sponsored by Andrew Thornton of  Allegory Gallery in PA.  He puts together about 20 of these kits for sale and you are challenged to create and then participate in a blog hop.
Included in this kit is a full strand of fluorite chip, a baggie of Dreaming Tree Luxury Bead Blend, waxed Irish linen, vintage lucite, African glass, crystal, vintage Czech glass, Czech glass, vintage plastic, and fluorite.  
I was truley challenged all I kept seeing was earring pairs. So I started with these dangly earrings with Leverbacks from and Flourite, Amethyst chips, Czech beads and seed beads from the kit

Then a dangly chain (exscuse the Photo) to match. I used beads and chips from the kit, added some hand wired  spiral elements for chain and glass Spectra beads to add and form a tassel.
Next I went into my private stash of goodness that I have from Bsue's where I found one of my favorite Vintage pieces of Brass, a Luggage tag.  I colorized the tag to match the handcrafted Tree of life focal made by Andrew attatched them together.
I love how this piece came out. I added a hand formed chain using the beads in the kit and made another pair of earrings.
Thanks for stopping by and please leave a comment, then visit all the other participants listed below.  Remember that "Old is new again"

Michelle McCarthy - Playing with Clay
Andrew Thornton, Nancy Noyes-Ward, Laurel Ross, Cheryl Lee Tucker, Dawn Berkebile, and Melissa Wynne