Thursday, October 24, 2013

Blog clean up

Good afternoon-

I just wanted to give you a heads up.  I am cleaning up my blog and changing things around so lots of posts will be disappearing as I reorganize and move stuff to get ready for my November 1st reveal. It is something I have wanted to do for a long time now and I think you will like it.

Lots of beads on ArtFire.

Have a great afternoon!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Pinkalicious bracelet by ShaLayne Originals

Good Morning!

Today I wanted to share with you all a beautiful bracelet made by ShaLayne Evans of ShaLayne Originals. ShaLayne is always challenging me.  She will text me and say remember when you made "this" bead, could you do it again but how about if you layered it with this color.  The beads in this bracelet were the result of one of those conversations.  The first day I made the light color which she loved, but really wanted a brighter color so I made the other bead.  We both loved them together and ShaLayne decided she wanted three of each.  I Love the results, such a beautiful bracelet.  You can find this bracelet as well as more of ShaLayne's work in her Etsy store.

Here is a pic of the two pinks together, and if you would would like to order some of your own, they can be found on ArtFire.

I also have to tell you about the ceramics I have coming up next week.  They are drying now and waiting to be sanded and cleaned before their first firing.  I will try to post a sneak peak picture of them for you on Sunday.  I am so excited about a few of the shapes.  I think you will love them.

See you all tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A couple more designs by ShaLayne Originals

Good Afternoon!

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend.  It was cold and rainy here, but that isn't out of the ordinary for this time of the year.  Derek's soccer team won their game on Sunday and advanced onto quarter finals of the state championship so they will be playing again this weekend, 3 1/2 hours away in Issiquah.

I have a couple of more designs to show you by ShaLayne Originals featuring my new ceramic pendants. In the first design she used one of the oval trios to create a pendant with matching earrings.  I love the way she incorporated the pearls to make the design romantic.

Then she used one of the leaf pendants to create a clusted pendant, so pretty and looks like it would be so comfortable to wear.  In the close up photo you can really see how her accent beads brought out the colors in the glaze.

Here is one of my newest tulip sets featuring lavender blush glass.  Yo can fin all my lampwork and ceramic beads on ArtFire.  We are testing some new glazes today and have a kiln full of goodies that will hopefully be ready to show you tomorrow.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Lovely Pendant by ShaLayne Originals

Just a quick post to show you a pendant ShaLayne made with one of my new ceramic pendants. I just love it, the polymer rose and the way she treaded the ribbon through the chain, so pretty!

ShaLayne has a special offer this week so it is a great time to check out her work.
Here are a few of my newest lampwork sets added to a little bit ago.

Monday, October 29, 2012

A couple of beautiful bracelets by Jude's Jujus

I love both of these bracelets by Jude's Jujus.  I really like how she combined the floral rounds and lentils with the tulip beads.  You can find more of Jude's beautiful work at .

Friday, November 11, 2011

Earring Challenge Reveal

Voting Poll is now open, it is at the bottom of this posting.

 I sent all the participants a pair of beads to create their earrings with.  I was hoping to challenge their creativity by asking them to try to create chandelier ot hoop style earrings or something a little out of their comfort zone. 
I was so surprised with the creativity of each design, they are all so pretty and individual.  I love each and every one of the designs.  Thank you to all the designers who took part.  This month I am including the descriptions that some of the designers sent.  Click on the pictures for bigger views.
1. Joanna Sideris-Venetis 
I love both the earrings and the picture.  Joanna used vintage findings that she repainted along with crystals and glass pearls. They are so romantic!

2. Despina Veneti
"Oriental Garden Chandelier Earrings".
This pair just amazes me!  Despina said they were inspired by the long chandelier earrings that Indian women wear.  They are hand-formed and wire-wrapped, made of gold wire from scratch and my lampwork beads with faceted crystal drops in amethyst purple and olive green.

3. Janice Everett
"Teardrops from Heaven"
I love these earrings also, it is hard not to say that about each design. Janice had a very touching story about creating these earrings,  I think she is planning to blog about their creation when she gets a chance.  They were created with all Fallen Angel Brass, your beads and Swarovski Crystals.

4. ShaLayne Evans
This pair of earring has such a "WOW" impact.  Exquisitely detailed earrings with a fabulous, ornate design!  These beauties feature lovely, floral, lightweight silver metal with sparkling shades of pink Swarovski crystals and gorgeous lampwork beads with rosy pink roses and blossoms on a sage base. 

5. Kimberly Booth
These earrings are so sweet!  Looking at them just makes me smile.

6. Lisa Richard

"Garden Dance"by Pretty Lily Custom Jewelry. 
I love how Lisa hung tghe beads sideways from the way I would have expected to create the framework for her earrings.

7. Debbie Jensen
"Sweet Bouquet "
I love the ribbon bows that Debbie added to her earrings.  She used chinese jade, tiny pink freswater pearls, her own silver oval jumprings and hilltribe silver leaves and beadcaps.

8. Heather Richter
"Crystal Rose Waterfall"
Heather made such a cute pair of earrings, I love the crystal drops, "Chrystal Rose Waterfall is the perfect name for them.

9. Catharine Temaluru
I am always in awe of everything Ien makes.  She totally amazes me and these earrings are no exception. I love her butterflies. I wish I could visit her in Jakarta to see her sweet baby and watch her work.  Such amazing detail, I don't know how she does it.  She just emailed me a little story about her earrings, I have to share with you all.

These beads arrived just a few days ago. I just finished the earrings and don't even have a name for it
:(Actually, i don't even know what chandeliers earrings means. Mr. Google helps me out :)
I got this definition from "Chandelier earrings closely resemble (big surprise!) mini chandeliers. They're long, gorgeous, and ultra-glam. And they're also known as shoulder-dusters."
Well, okay..
I made my first design with loops and curves, and show it to my hubby. He said it is not my style.. So i made this butterfly design and he likes it.

I asked my lil girl which one she like, and this is what she did:
I showed her the first piece and she just starred at it with flat expression.
I showed her the butterfly piece and she smiled!! She wove her lil hands tried to grasp it..

Guess we know which one she likes, right?
So here it is :)
By the way, Heather's floral beads always make me think about something out of the box. And it's feel so easy to make beautiful things from such beautiful beads.

10. Kathryn Bolen
I love the colors of this bead with the copper wire Kat used, it really brings out the color. They are so pretty, I love the drops at the bottom of each earring.

I hope you all have enjoyed seeing these earrings as much as I have.  Please visit the designers shops and links.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

August Design Challenge Winners

Congratulations to the August Design Challenge winners.  Kathryn Bolen and Russ & Dhea Powers tied for first place with 97 votes each.  

I hope you all enjoy seeing the Challenge pieces as much as I have. I was once again blown away with all the beautiful treasures you all created.  Here are all the designs one more time.  I will post details about the charity auction as I get them.  I think I have forwarded the pictures to Valerie for the auction.  If you need her contact info, please email me.

1. By Jude's Jujus

2. By Kathryn Bolen
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3. By Gwen Akers

4. By Catherine Temalaru

5. By Antiquarian Boutique
 my sister made the ring, my mom the bracelet, and i made the twisty earrings. So family cooperation here :)

6. By Christy Gatti

7. By Valorie Clifton

8. By Boon Kuan Lim

9. By Peg Fisher

10. By Ellie Bunyard

11. By Russ and Dhea
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