Saturday, February 26, 2011

bead soup party

The soup is done...what fun it was to make.

My partner Charlene Sevier sent some beautiful"soup ingredients". My challenge was scale and value. The lovely silver focal was almost the same size as the turquoise beads, so I made a polymer and faux enamel piece to carry the silver focal pendant. I wanted to use the almost white bead that was included, but it looked too light in value, so I dyed it and bundled it in silver wire with dots to match the clasp and the pendant. I chose not to use the dark small beads.

Note: For whatever reason the whole post disappeared, twice. I apologize for this, we are trying to fix the problem.

In the mean time Please Click Here to view the list of participants and to see the wonderful necklace our party hostess Lori Anderdon made. Thank you Lori for a great party.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

recycled neckties

I inherited a box of neckties and I have turned some of them into fun chunky bangles. They are lightweight, chunky fat, and fashion fabulous.

More chunky bangles, this time I used vintage fabrics and sari silk. Yes...they too are chunky fat, flexible, and fashion fabulous.

They are featured on Moxie Gallery
click here to see more.

Please note: All of my designs are protected by copyright laws
Please do not copy or publish without written permission.
Karma is a bitch
So is my lawyer

Sunday, February 20, 2011

A&S blog hop

First time teaching for Art and Soul Portland 2011...woohoo, can't wait!

I will be teaching Collage for Journal Pages (get ready to get your hands dirty)
Also, The Moxie Cuff and Wild Fibers Bracelet, one of a kind art jewelry.

Class samples, information, and registration can be found by clicking here.

Scroll to the bottom of this post and you will find a link to my blog plus a Blog Hop listing of some wonderful and talented instructors who will be teaching.

Register early...

The Moxie Cuff are in for a big surprise when you find out what you will use for a cuff base.
Bet you can't make just one...

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

new pendants

One of a kind pendants will be featured on Moxie Gallery. You will be able to purchase them and use them as part of your art jewelry designs or simply attach them to a silk cord and wear them layered with other necklaces.

The one on the left is an original mini water media art piece heavily sealed for wear.
The one on the right is a handcrafted collage bead with a silk tassel. This one has been sold.

More photos here.
Thanks for visiting.

Saturday, February 05, 2011

abs feb 2011 challenge

Hand crafted collage beads is what I made for the February 2011 Art Bead Scene challenge. The cuff base plate is collaged and heavily sealed for wear. Visit the Art Bead Scene site to see what inspired this wrist cuff.

I will be teaching a similar cuff technique at Art and Soul Portland,
registration and information here.