Friday, August 31, 2012

Over the Top

I am participating  in the Poymer Clay Collective Color Challenge.    The challenge was to make something out of polymer using the colors in the following picture.

I made a neckpiece using a fiber wrapped cord, polymer art beads and some czech glass beads. Thanks Jeannie K. Dukic, I had fun playing with this color palette. Check out the other participants at the Polymer Collective Facebook Page here.
I had some molds that I made out of polymer from decorative trim at Lowes and also from our bed! 

I made balls of clay and pushed them in the mold, added a few holes and ended up with this...

I call it "Over the Top" because it is big and colorful.
I am loving the czech glass beads!
Yes those are earrings on the left.

 And a view of the back!
 Go see what the others made too!  Have a great Labor Day Weekend!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

The 6th Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal #2

Lori Anderson of Pretty Things has brought together an awesome community of creative and sharing jewelry artists!  This is the 6th Bead Soup Blog Party and the third one that I have joined in the fun.  My partner Lori Callahan sent me some awesome beads to work with. 

I have not done much wire working and decided that now was the time to try my hand at it!  Lapis is one of my favorite stones.  I wanted to set off the lapis focal bead so I made it the center piece of my creation.

I used a simple chain to keep the focus on the wire work and beads.

 Next I made a beachy bracelet!

Lori made this awesome clasp!

I also made earrings that are simple and can be worn with anything!

Check out Lori Callahan's blog to see what she did with the soup that I sent to her! Thanks Lori - I love my bead soup jewelry!

 And also thank you to Lori Anderson.  You have been the best hostess and you are a sweetheart!  Make sure to check Lori Anderson's blog here so you can see the other soups for the Bead Soup Blog Party for Reveal #2.

Friday, August 3, 2012

do you hear it?

and those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. friedrich nietzsche