Thursday, January 31, 2013

January Blog Tour

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

The comment on my piece: "I really like the simple design that Angela Lund-Logan (above) shares with us this month. The bright chartreuse green of the persimmons is what drew her attention and I like the shape of the necklace to let those art beads speak loudly."

Check out the blog and see some beautiful peacock and other creations.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

January ABS - Persimmons

I have another submission to the January ABS challenge.  The beads are by Odd Designs NC (  I handmade the earwires and headpins.  I love using my torch to create the balls on the end of the wire.

The beads look just like the persimmons in the inspiration piece Black Peacocks with Japanese Persimmons by Jessie Arms Botke

Sunday, January 6, 2013

January ABS - Lime Corona

My submission for the January Art Bead Scene Blog challenge is Lime Corona.
I used copper chain accented by green. The green fruit (Japanese persimmons) in the inspiration piece drew my attention immediately.  Probably because green is my favorite color and I adore this shade.

All  of the green beads were purchased at the Milwaukee Bead & Button show.  The clasp is from Odddesignnc (  The connectors are from Earthenwood studios. 

 Inspiration piece: 
Black Peacocks with Japanese Persimmons