I'm so happy to be able to participate in the June challenge!
This is the inspiration picture that spoke to me for the June Earrings Everyday We're All Ears Challenge.For some reason I was drawn to the fat, orange starfish and the little bit of dark blue in the picture.
And here are the earrings I created for the challenge.
Gifts From the Sea
I used a pair of rusty orange Beach Comber Mini Starfish beads made by Ashley of Summer Wind, wire wrapped with faceted orange Sodalite rondelles.
If you would like to see how others were inspired, or join along, just go here.
I've been pretty productive lately and have added several items to my Etsy shop.
Bracelet made with oval Network Jasper, also known as Matrix Jasper, Onyx rounds and cross, and copper.
Dangle earrings made with lovely amber colored pod lamp work headpins by Kimberly Rogers of Numinosity Beads.
Gorgeous blue Turquoise drops and Azurite rounds are combined with faceted Pyrite rondelles to create these earthy dangle earrings.
Bracelet made with Mexican Red Snowflake Jasper, an earthy stone in shades of red, black and cream.
Dangle earrings made with gorgeous ceramic drops by Gaea are paired with
lovely complementing lamp work beads by Ellen Dooley. One earring is
wire wrapped and the other earring is strung with brown waxed
Dangle earrings made with burnt orange and amber colored ceramic beads by Cindy Pack of Cindy’s Art and Soul.
I have a few more items that I hope to add to the shop this weekend.
you for stopping by! If you see something that you like, please click
on the Etsy icon on the right side of my blog, which will take you to my
2014 was a whirl wind and went by so quickly! One of my goals for 2014 was to open a shop on Etsy, which I accomplished in September (whoot whoot!). Although I only listed a few items, I made 2 sales before the end of the year!
Sold, thank you!
Sold, thank you!
For 2015, I will be working on becoming more organized with my time, listing new items each weekend and blogging more often. Here are my first listings of 2015.
Thank you for stopping by! If you see something that you like, please click on the Etsy icon on the right side of my blog, which will take you to my shop.
I didn't realize how long it's been since I last posted on my blog. I haven't been intentionally neglecting my blog, just focusing on other things. One being, finally opening a shop on Etsy.
I have been planning this for a while, but was still lacking the confidence to take the final step. Once the shop was open, I felt confident and ready for my first sale. When I received the Etsy notification that I had made my first sale, I was elated at first and then started to freak out, loosing all sense of rational, and I couldn't think of my next step in the process. Needless to say, I regained composure and completed the sale process smoothly.
And talk about perfect timing! A day or so after opening my shop, I was contacted by Karen Martinez of Fairies Market inviting me to do a guest post on her blog. This is a new post series for Fairies Market called Creator's Corner and will feature talented artist, sharing their life and creative works. I am honored to be the guest of today's debut post!
Now back to my work table to finish some pieces that I hope to list in my shop before Monday. Wishing all of you a wonderful and creative weekend! Here are some links for your creative inspiration....
Welcome to my reveal for
the 8th Bead Soup
Blog Party, hosted by Lori Anderson of PrettyThings
This is my
fourth time to participate in Lori Anderson's BSBP and I have
partnered with some very talented and creative jewelry artists! This
year is no exception as I was partnered with the very talented Lauren
Potts of Lp's
me two batches of beautiful soup ingredients, one in shades of blues,
purples and greens, that includes a Lauren's handmade copper pendant,
a copper clasp, ribbon crimps and bird charms. I love the lampwork
beads that Lauren's boyfriend made and the faceted Amethyst is
gorgeous! The other batch includes Lauren's handmade brass pendant,
handmade clasp, an earthy mix of beads and brass chain and ribbon
serving of bead soup is a necklace made with Lauren's handmade bronze pendant. I
added a wire wrapped bail to the pendant, adding one of the large
agate rounds (love these beads!). I added dangles of crystals and pearls to the top of
the pendant. I strung several long lengths of brown wax linen to the
bail and added another large agate round and a domed brass washer. I randomly knotted some beads and crystals from my own stash. The
necklace is finished with Lauren's handmade clasp at the back.
For my second serving of
bead soup, I made a bracelet using the beautiful lampwork beads,
faceted amethyst, green “opal jasper” rounds and the copper
clasp. I added the Caribbean blue opal Swarovski crystals and
copper spacer's from my stash.
I also made a pair of
matching earrings, using the bird charms and two of the lampwork
And I was so inspired by
these beautiful blue chalcedony drops, that I made another pair of
earrings, using a pair of Rebekah Payne's Ridged Rounds polymer clay
beads. My granddaughter love this blue and has asked if she can have
these earrings when she's older (she's to young for dangle earrings) :-)
Oh, my goodness! This was
just the tip of the iceberg! I still have so much left to work with
and have several projects laid out on my bead table.
Please visit Laurens blog to see what she created with the Bead Soup ingredients that I sent her.
Thank you, Lauren for
being such a great partner and sending a wonderfully inspiring Bead
Lori, for taking time to organize the BSBP and working so hard to make everything run smoothly! We appreciate your family's help too!
visiting today! Please visit Lori's blog for links for all of the
Bead Soup Blog Party participants!