Wings and Beads

Wings and Beads
Wear Old It's New Again

Friday, September 18, 2015

Andrew Thornton Warrior Stone Challenge

Today is the reveal of the Warrior Stone Challenge, Sponsored by Andrew Thornton from Allegory Gallery in PA.  You purchase one of 20 kits and create.  Here is the kit I purchased.  It contains Czech glass old and new, Vintage acrylic, Labradorite gemstone strand.  The Luxury blend consists of Japanese Miyuki seed beads, Toho seed beads, Japanese Matsuno seed beads, freshwater pearls, glass pearls, Czech glass,Labradorite stone, base metal, Vintage sequins,German glass, Jade, Swarovski crystals, vintage lucite and vintage glass.

Here is a picture of the Luxury Blend 
and the Mystery Focal created by Andrew

Here I am seperating my little bead packet trying to get some inspiration for this design 
Lets make us some earrings 
Then I had this clever idea about trying to sew the chips onto a piece of brass. Of course that was easier said then done.  I always want something a little funky for myself and I like Labradorite.  I have a Gray dress that I always wear a black or white necklace with, so it will be great havibg a Gray one. Working Monochromatic color scheme (never) was in and of itself a challenge for me. I just couldn't do it. You know I am the vintage girl and they always wore some Pearls didn't they? lol.  So I attached Andrew's secret Artbead to my Brass Tag.  Using 24 gaug wire, I stitched the bead mix onto my Vintage Luggage Tag stamping that I purchased from B'sue Boutique it is one of my favorite Stampings.
I then made a chain out of more of the mix and Pearls

Artsy to say the least. Well this is a Hop so jump over to Andrew's blog and see what everyone has created.  Remember "Wear Vintage, Its New Again"

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Pine Ridge Favorite Things Challenge

Today is the reveal of the Favorite Things Blog Hop and Challenge
I use My I phone as my camera and lately my photo's haven't been publishing right side up.  I am having real issues and may have to get a camera Black Friday, I digress. Anyway A grateful Artist, Lisa Lodge who is the Hostess sent participants a kit of Beady items that are her favorites. We are also allowed to use our stash.
My kit copper findings Pearls and Jasper Nuggets
Loved those beautiful pearls and decided they needed to be clustered. From My stash I added Glass Spectra beads. Now, I must say, I expected a Kit of Sea Glass.  I thought that Sea glass was her Favorite thing, because I discovered Sea glass from her through her facebook group.
Glass pearls,Czech glass beads and Spectra bead dangles

I took the dangles and Jasper and created this bracelet using Copper Wire.I also made the Copper Clasp.

Now one of my favorite things are Cameo's. I always set my Cameo in Brass mounts.  This one from B'sue Boutiques as well as the Spectra beads.  So I took this gorgeous glass domed Cameo Lady and added some of these dangles

In my stash of Gemstones which are my favorites things, lol  I have some Aqua Terra Jasper. That matched the ribbons on the lady in the cameo. Lisa's Czech glass beads and Pearls complimented her gown beautifully and made for a great composition for my Necklace.

The lighting not so good.  We been expierencing some rain in New York this week. I love this Jasper.  It is Aqua in coloring with Sand/Tan colored veining. This is a bold Statement piece and I hope you like it.

Now I am going to hop around to the other participants in this Hop. Please drop me a line, come back for a visit  and "Wear Vintage its New Again"

Your Hostess: Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist

Gloria Allen, Wings and Beads (you are here)

Kim Dworak, Cianci Blue

Jacqui Kipfer, Seven Oaks Jewellery

Veralynne Malone, Designed by Vera 

Shaiha Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings 

Kathy Zeigler Lindemer, Bay Moon Design 

Carolyn Lawson,  Carolyn's Creations

Andrea Glick,   ZenithJade Creations

Monday, September 7, 2015

Beadfest P.A. 2015 Part 1 I Met the Artist's

I was so blessed at being able to attend Beadfest this year. Last year My Van went out of commission a week before Beadfest and I was unable to attend. This year I headed for Artisan Alley right away and look who I met. Ms. Heather Powers of Humblebeads 
up close and Personal.
For those of you not familiar with Heather, Heather is a Polymer Clay Artist who creates beads around nature. Her Bird beads and House beads my fav. Heather is a member of ABS and can be found
Here's my little collection, Luv these Houses

Humble Beads Heather Powers (r) and I.
Next look who I met Staci Louise from Staci Louise Originals.
Staci creates Polymer Beads with everything and anything that inspires her. Staci is a Member of Love my Art Jewelry and blogs at
Read her story here:
More stash from Artisan Alley

Priscilla Decoupage Beads

And of course Gem stone girl that I am, I picked up some gemstones
Look at these pretty gemstones I collected while in Beadfest.  Had to remind myself fall is comimg and I need some deeper richer colors for the up coming season.

Thank you so much for stoping by. Come back Next week and see whom else I met. Stay tuned to see what I create with these collections of Lovelies and leave me a comment I so appreciate them.