Sunday, December 9, 2012

Christmas ornaments

Christmas ornaments I made using beads and jewelry techniques. 
I stamped and textured the metal. 
The green button is from from the UK.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

November blog tour

I was very excited to see that my piece was featured in the blog tour this month. 

Such a nice comment on my piece: "I really like the idea that reality is divided by walls that we construct. That is the inspiration behind the bracelet with a lovely handmade clasp from Angela Lund-Logan."

Looking forward to the challenge for next month.  Perhaps I will actually be able to submit a piece in December if my law practice doesn't keep me too busy.

Check out the blog and see some beautiful creations.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

November ABS entry

All of the pieces are from Earthenwood studios.  I had just received my shipment and these pieces matched the palette.  I thought that the three rectangle pieces represented the wall we use to divide ourselves from the world around us while the inspiration piece combined the worlds.

I handmade the clasp.

 Inspiration piece:  Three Worlds, 1955 by M C Escher

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

October ABS Blog tour

The October ABS Blog tour is out.

The comment on my piece:

"Love the use of metal wire in this piece by Angela Lund-Logan. The earthy colors of the pendant really call to mind the main circle in the painting. And the use of the intertwined wire would make Kurt Schwitters happy!"

I have created matching earrings and bracelets in a couple of different sizes with the remaining pearls.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

October ABS Challenge piece

This is my submission for the Art Bead Scene blog October challenge.

The necklace is one continuous piece of 16 gauge antiqued brass colored wire.

Focal is from Earthenwood studios that I picked up at the Milwaukee Bead and Button show. 

I wire wrapped the 16 gauge wire with 26 gauge wire to secure the pearls.
I handmade the fishhook clasp.

Inspiration piece: Revolving by Kirt Schwitters 1919

Saturday, September 29, 2012

September ABS Blog Tour

The September blog tour is out.  The comment on my submission:

"Angela Lund-Logan made a beautiful necklace using sumptuous satin ribbon and a special rose pendant. I really want to reach out and touch the soft ribbon and I love the bail that she made to hang the pendant. Very clever!"

clasps above for long length 
clasp below for short length

Thursday, September 20, 2012

September ABS challenge piece: Foxy Flora

My challenge piece for September is called Foxy Flora.  It is made with brown ribbon, 16 gauge amber parawire, 20 gauge copper wire, and Jolee's jewels amber bicones.  I used 26 gauge wire to attach the rose made by beetreebyme.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Fall Fashion Trends

It is that time of year again.

Baroque.  Now you can look like a tapestry.  Sorry, not a fan.

Sci-fi:  Liquid-like metallics combined with modern silhouettes.  These are a bit odd.

Asian influence: A mash up of marital art influences, kimono tops, and cherry blossom prints.

Black and White: Geometric feel with a touch of surrealism

Pantsuits in every shape and color.  Single breasted, double breasted, and tuxedo.  Some are metallic and some are floral prints.

70's prints: retro silhouettes, sheath dress, and psychedelic prints.

Neo-Goth: bondage inspired details (PVC) with Victorian elements (lace).

Bejeweled.  Nothing more needs to be said.

Bordeaux leather.  Since I am not a fan of reds, I do not think I will be partaking in this trend.

Military.  I am quite impressed with this.  Victoria Beckham has a very nice black and gray dress.

Friday, August 31, 2012

August challenge submissions

This month, I submitted two pieces to the Art Bead Scene challenge.

Wave of Pearls

My art bead was from O'gosh beads.  I purchased the blue swirl lampwork bead from the O'gosh booth at the Milwaukee Bead & Button show in June.  The swirls on the lampwork bead reminded me of the ocean. The ivory pearls are 8mm. The necklace hangs at approximately 9.5"                      It is listed for sale, $20, on my esty page.

After completing this piece, I thought it was too simple.  I decided to add a second strand to the piece.  I added the twisted wire jumprings so I could easily attach the second strand.  I handmade the stainless steel clasp after the second strand idea failed.  I then decided to make the second strand into its own necklace.
Heart on a String seemed like a very fitting name for this piece.  I strung off-white pearls onto black ribbon.  The smaller pearls are held in place by knots.  The larger pieces can be adjusted to fit perfectly with any neckline.

The blue glass heart is from Julie Miller.  I purchased this item from Julie's booth at the Milwaukee Bead and Button show.  The heart is secured with a double-ended antiqued copper headpin from C-Koop (purchased from their Bead & Button show booth). I secured the 8mm pearls with knots and then added the antiqued copper ribbon/cord ends. The lobster clasp fits nicely into the ribbon end.

From the end of the heart, the necklace hangs at approximately 13.5"

This piece is for sale on my etsy page as well for $30.

Inspiration piece for the August Art Bead Scene Blog challenge was Fishing Boats, Key West, by Winslow Homer

Friday, June 29, 2012

Art Bead Scene June Blog Tour

The June blog tour is out.  The comment on my Nighthawks earrings:

 Angela Lund-Logan interpreted the scene with her Nighthawks earrings with wire criss-crossing like the paths of these characters intersecting at this street corner, and the vibrant green glass handmade beads echo the lines in the window. A very lovely design incoporating her own handmade enameled ear wires too!

Thank you for the very nice comments.  I look forward to seeing July's inspirational piece.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Nighthawks earrings

These are my submission to the June ABS challenge which are approximately 63mm in length from the curve of the earwire.  The copper earwire is 20 gauge copper that I made and torched enameled.  I selected the wire wrapped drops (from Michael's) as I thought they represented the non-linear paths of the patrons at the diner in the inspiration piece: Nighthawks (1942) by Edward Hopper.

I selected the green beads by Julie Miller ( as I saw green in several places in the inspiration piece.  The lines on the circle beads again represent the paths one's life can take.  I chose glass beads as they are fragile like life.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Italian Ice

This is my submission to the May ABS challenge which hangs at approximately 14". 
I have called it Italian Ice after the inspiration piece by Maurice Utrillo entitled Italian's House at Monmarte.

Being obsessed with the color green, I immediately had ideas for a necklace.  I knew that the tree of life pendant I purchased from Odd Designs at the Milwaukee Bead & Button show would be perfect.  I am very much looking forward to visiting her booth (1117) on during the show preview on June 7th.
I completed the ribbon portion of the necklace at once.  I laid out the pattern of the beads and let the ribbon dry over night.
Then I became distracted as I sold jewelry at my first farmer's market on Mother's Day weekend (Thanks to Double D's B's for letting me share your booth).  Then several custody battles kept me busy with preparation and hearing time.

I did manage to create the earrings just before running off to the third day of a custody battle.  It helped that I had made the earwires while at the farmer's market which are pounded flat for extra flare.  These put a little bounce in my step that day.  Measures approximately 70mm/2 3/4" from curve of earwire.

I final managed to string the beads tonight:

15mm antiqued jade rounds
14mm Afghan jade discs
32mm acrylic peridot flat rounds
I attached the chain to the jumprings and added the lobster clasp.

The length of the necklace can be shortened by attaching the clasp to any loop on the chain.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Bead and Button Show Milwaukee classes

I am taking a week long break from being a lawyer to expand my jewelry skills. From June 1 - June 10 is the Bead & Button show in Milwaukee.  It is the largest consumer bead show in the world.  The actual show is open to the public June 8 - June 10.  However, there is a preview night on Thursday June 7 for registered attendees.  What, you are probably wondering, goes on between June 1 and June 7?  Classes!  The classes begin June 1 and continue through Sunday June 10.

The first class I have scheduled for Monday June 4th is Stone Wrapping Boot Camp taught by Irina Miech.  I will expand my repertoire on how to wrap cabochons (beads without holes).  Since I have never taken a jewelry class, I think that my stone wrapping techniques weren't TOO bad (example from Spring 2010).  I cannot wait to see what I will be able to do after the class (photo below).

 Colors in Bloom: Enameling is a class I am taking with Kieu Pham Gray (pictured above).  I am VERY excited.  She has already sent out emails getting us excited about the class.  She has a bead store in Cleveland and operates the online store -  Her jewelry has sold in over 30 stores in 10 states.  I will learn to use my torch to enamel and patina.  I will also learn to make copper ball pins.

I am taking Mixed-Metal Mania and Scrap Box Bracelet (and possibly Enameled Fold Forming) with Kim St. Jean.  I am going to learn a plethora of techniques to use on metal - stamping, texturing, patina, folding, riveting and other cold connections, and using my torch.
Spiraled Frenzy Bracelet with Maria Richmond will teach me how to use small wire in conjunction with large wire. I have tried this but would like to have some lessons to perfect the art.  I would love to be able to make and sell bracelets like this.  Put your requests in now!
The countdown has begun.  Rounding up my tools and supplies.  Getting a list of beads I want to purchase together.  Have my floor plan printed out.  Going through the 350+ vendors to determine which booths I MUST stop by.  Learning about Milwaukee....

Friday, April 20, 2012

Lock and Key necklace and earring set

This is the newest piece from my Gatsby collection. 




Gatsby Collection pieces thus far

I am continuing to work on additional piece for my Gatsby Collection.  Here are the pieces in the collection thus far:

 All Dolled Up - SOLD

 Bee's Knees necklace and earring set
Black Ice bracelet and earring set

 Choice Bit of Calico Necklace and earring set

Gatsby Flapper earrings and necklace set                

Togged to the Bricks necklace and earring set
Cat's Meow

Glad Rags- SOLD

                   It's the Berries necklace and earring set 
Ring-a-Ding Ding earrings
Stepping Rhinestone earrings
Roaring Amber earrings 
Hotsy-Totsy earrings
Swanky earrings - SOLD