Wings and Beads

Wings and Beads
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Monday, November 23, 2015

Last Harvest Challenge

Today is the reveal of the Last Harvest Challenge Hosted by Andrew Thornton.
Andrew's Luxury blend of beads in the kit consists of Japanese Miyuki seed beads,Toho seed beads,Japanese Matsuno beads, vintage czech seed beads, freshwater pearls, glass pearls, Czech glass (both old and new), carnelian, red tiger's eye, red agate, stone, vintage sequins, vintage German plastic, dyed wood, German glass, electroplated hematite, Swarovski crystals, vintage Japanese glass, Javanese glass, and vintage lucite.  
This is the Kit I purchased with its fall theme 

I attached the handmade polymer focal made by Andrew to a brass Floral Stamping from B'sue Boutiques and poured the Luxury blend onto my desk.
I created this Multi Strand Asymetrical Necklace. I wired on some glass Spectra Beads from Bsue Boutiques in complimentary green. I added some crystals and clasp from my stash.  

Thanks for visiting I always enjoy the comments.

Monday, November 16, 2015


I was talking to my friend Cindy Petersen yesterday, you know, the blind polymer clay artist Artist known for her Howling Dog Jewelry.  I mentioned Jessie James beads and she asked what are those? I said girl I will blog about em tomorrow.
For about two years now I have purchased some elegant beads supplied by the Jessie James co.  The company is a family run business located in Bethlehem, PA. I usually purchase the beads from Joanne's Fabric's, but recently have even seen them in Michael's craft store.
Well year before last while attending the Beadfest in PA,  the biggest bead show I have  ever encountered with over 350 vendors.  I came across the Jessie James booth. O...M...G!! instantaneous love. They create beads in all colors usually sold in groupings of assorted beads in the exact color combo.
Uncommon Elegance packaging from the show had 5 beads in each combo. I believe this is part of their Vintage collection.

Then there is the Inspiration Packs and these come with 20 plus coordinating beads in a package:

Then there are the strands that can have 10 plus coordinating beads strung.
Pink, Purple and greens, Purple and Gold, Grays
Look at these Aqua and Green collections.  Fabulous, just gorgeous
They even have a stone collection, look at these creams, and beige, the pearls the
Reds, Animal prints, Turqoise, they have it all. Some of my stash.

 Here is one of my Bracelets that included some Jessie Beads and Angelite gemstones.
The matching Necklace
This fall Necklace Jessie James meets Bsue Boutiques

My Friend Ginelle also luv's these beads

Well this summer as I continued to exclaim how I love Jessie James, a voice behind me said "Oh really! I'll have you know that he is my husband" I began to laugh as I turned around. "Really, I inquired? I didn't know he was a real live personality."  "Come meet him she laughed, and here we are Mr. Jessie and I.

 I hope you too will get a chance to venture into the world of Jessie James Beads.
Just follow the link above or visit your local Joanns and Michaels.  Thanks for visiting hope to see you soon.