Monday, December 5, 2011
Waiting for the big reveal of the ABS Ornament blog hop on Wednesday. I posted my sneak peak. Can't wait to see everyone's ornaments.
Sunday, December 4, 2011
I picked these beads up at the Milwaukee Bead & Button show. The lovely green beads were made by Julie Miller. The ceramic connector bead is from Lisa Peters. Use of the ribbon seemed very appropriate for an ornament.
Here are the other participants in the ABS Ornament Blog Hop:
Monday, November 21, 2011
Leaf pendant was purchased from the cutest main street store, Dream Catcher, in Galena, Illinois (www.dreamcatchergalena.com). Added bronze colored copper wire accents to green lampwork beads. Green disc beads have bronze wired loops at each hole connected by double jumprings.
Monday, October 31, 2011
The ABS flickr page shows all of the October entries. I like to click on the first picture and then hit "older" to see the next submission. So many people were inspired this month. Looking forward to November's challenge (and announcement of the winners).
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Check out this months entries to the ABS Blog challenge at www.flickr.com/groups/artbeadscene.
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Thursday, September 1, 2011
It also appears that a few items from Steampunk will be popular: duster coats and ruffled collars
The 80's are rearing their ugly head with crew neck sweaters and rounded shoulder.
Other trends for the fall are:
- Luxe tux
- Primary Plaids
- Boudoir slippers
- Oversized pants
- Colorful snakeskin
- Wide brimmed hats
- Linear Midis
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Check out the ABS blog, artbeadscene.blogspot.com.
Illustration for American Cresent Cycles by Frederick Winthrop Ramsdell (1899).
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
The textured silver beads invoke the chaos of a winter blizzard with the darkness of the stormy sky being represented by the oval beads.
45mm from the curve of the earwire.
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Wonderful project and the largest I have had thus far. Great experience. Love to make custom ordered pieces.
Monday, February 7, 2011
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
The latest piece from my Winter Collection called Jackie Oh My Pearls. Pearls, Pearls, and more Pearls is the essence of this piece. Reminiscent of Jackie and her pearls with a simple twist - the addition of the 18mm pearl. I have had this string of pearls for many months unsure how to use them. Until I purchased the large pearls that were like Christmas bulbs. 17"
I discovered some of the "tools" available at etsy back in the fall. I have updated these tools (as well as the etsy listings). You will see that I have changed my etsy listing on the blog from the "magazine" display to the "brick" display. You may notice that I have new pictures for many of etsy listings. Thanks to a new camera and a few photography tips, I have done away with only using the green background. I hope these changes allow the true essence of my jewelry to be seen.
The picture above is the after picture with new camera and a neutral background. The before pictures follows for you to see the transformation
Saturday, January 15, 2011
The first piece to be listed is one was created while I was in Iowa and stayed in Iowa. My grandmother is enjoying this piece (and she just loves it) that embodies my Winter collection.