Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011
A roll of aluminum screen (like you put in doors and windows.
I painted the screen.
In contrasting colors...
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
|Handmade PMC clasp and focal by Charlotte with sterling toggle and handmade headpins. Turquoise , carnelian, copper, pearls, garnet and labradorite. |
Also, I host a weekly Photo Challenge and this week's theme is suited especially well to the Bead Soup crowd. Check out this post and then shoot me your entry for a chance to be voted the winner. I feature the winner for a week in my sidebar to help you drive traffic to your site!
Monday, August 22, 2011
Friday, August 19, 2011
|I started with this. Primrose pendant (olive/turq.), copper clasp, 5 petal flower beads, and a ceramic frog (artist unknown).|
|I added some (begin top and go counterclockwise) labrodite, tiger eye, sunset jasper, grossular garnet, czech glass and ceramic rounds.|
|Then decided Charlotte might need more options so I grabbed some different Czech glass assortments in amber and greens as well as those African Trade glass beads in the center.|
|My tiny anvil produced this toggle as well as one of my "Grow" charms and some hammered rings.|
*Here's the kicker* I did not send this soup!!!
Read on to see what happened next....
I had volunteered to send out a second batch of soup to anyone that had a partner mishap, mail mix up, whatever. I got an email from Lori by accident and thought I needed to send out an extra batch. So I mixed this batch up below. I found out a little later about the hiccup and that I did NOT actually need to send out a second batch but now that I had two all ready to go....what's a girl to DO?!
|Primrose pendant, orange and turquoise garden lentils and a *new debut* orange and turquoise disks!|
|Coral chips, tiger eye, carnelian rounds and turquoise.|
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
The silver rings are actually upcycled from junked computers. They are the aluminum spacers that are part of the hard drive...you probably care very little about what they actually do and more about how light and fabulous they are as findings, though! I hammer the bejeebers out of them than with a ball peen hammer and then wire them up. Fun, right? And much better than throwing it away! What kind of things do you upcycle and give new life?
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Keeping them busy is keeping ME busy! But I am still running the Photo Challenge this week. The theme is Jewelry. Send me 1 photo of something you made or a favorite piece you like to wear or even something on someone else....as long as YOU took the photo, I want it! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will post it on Monday so we can vote.
Monday, August 08, 2011
The new theme for the coming week is "Jewelry". Email your entry (just one this time) to me by Sunday night the 14th of August.