Monday, November 29, 2010

Color Palette Challenge Update

Well, I just received an email from Erin Prais-Hintz (ok, all the blog hop participants did, not just me). I’m so excited about this challenge. I can not wait to post my photos on Friday!!

So, looking at the list of chances to win a random prize, I think I actually qualify for all the chances:
-Creating something!
-Using all the colors in my palette
-Naming the piece(s) with the paint color names
-Participating in the blog hop on Friday
-Using an art bead
-And, please, everyone, come back on Friday to see all the entries!!

Here’s my palette I received in the mail -

You’ll have to come back here on Friday to see my creation(s)!!
I'll also have a list of links to the other blogs, to make it easy to check out everyone else's creations!

One more cross, and then I'll move on

OK, I know, you're tired of seeing these crosses - or are you??? I can't look at them enough. I want to get a magnifying glass so I can see them MORE. I'm totally smitten.

Anyway, this one was the "odd" cross. The first 2 are specifically to be gifts for my Mom and a girlfriend. But this one is foot loose and fancy free. Of course, I forgot to snap a shot of the other side of the cross, but the turquoise beads match the back side perfectly. And the little purple rounds are some stone, but I didn't write it down, so I have no idea. But they matched really well to the dots on the front of the cross. The little blue glass beads I bought at Joann's, probably 3 years ago.

And the close beautiful is this cross?

Friday, November 26, 2010

Another gorgeous cross!!

Here's is another beautiful cross (by Juls)

A slightly closer look...

Look at this cross!!!

izze necklace

My niece, Isabelle, liked the bottle caps beads made with the Izze bottle caps, since it's her nickname.
So, I got 2 of them and I made this necklace to give her for Christmas.

I hope she likes it!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

I know, right?

This cross is so FAB-U-LOUS. Made by Juli Cannon, purchased by me.
For the necklace, I used Czech glass beads and Vintaj brass. It's going to be a gift for my Mom, so I made it symmetrical (She's an old-fashioned lady).

Here's a close up of the cross!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Vintaj Challenge

I entered the Vintaj "Wandering Journey" challenge this month. My design is number 7.

Here's the link, if you have the inclination to vote:

There are only 7 entries this time around, so maybe I could actually win!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Erin's Color Challenge

My color swatches arrived in the mail the other day. Erin very cleverly affixed a label to one side, and mailed it like a postcard - clever girl!!
I love my palette. I immediately went to my stash and started pulling out stuff to use. Problem is, I found too many beads to use. If I were to use all of them, it would be a colossal mess. I put together about 3 focals. I actually made one necklace that might be a keeper. Of course, we are waiting until Dec 3 to reveal. I will make a few more pieces, and see how they turn out.
Thanks for the inspiration Erin!!