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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

New Studio News

Well, it's been a while I know... I'm back with sooooo many new ideas, inspirations and announcements for my NEW studio space  Studio 113  down at the Rotary Centre for the Arts...  421  Cawston Ave... downtown Kelowna..
Would love to see you
come for a visit.
   All my fall workshops are up on the Rotary Centre's web-site now
                               www.RotaryCentrefortheArts.com/residents 
 
If you would like private or lampworking lessons please send me an e-mail
              beads.bits.baubles@gmail.com
 
Thanks for stopping by !!
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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Getting ready for Arts on the Ave.

Not much new happening here.. been busy moving into my Studio at the Rotary Centre..  been painting some shelves and putting some of my jewellery on the wall.  Looks good on my burlap picture frames
I have started to get ready for Arts of the Ave at the end of July.. have to be all ready as we will be away and come back just before the date.  I have some new ideas that I want to get done..


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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Where does the time go... I have been busy moving into my Studio ..  113
                         at the Rotary Centre for the Arts in Kelowna.. 
Setting up classes and getting all the 'supplies' into the studio.. nice & big and loads of storage...
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I will be offering classes in Art Glass.. beginner sun-catcher, mosaics, fused glass pendants, Wire work jewellery, and Fragment Art Fusing for now... More to come !!
 
 
                             Fragment Art Fusing

I Will be at the Rotary Centre Friday  June 17  from  10:00 - 4:00
come down  for a meet and greet !!
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Saturday, May 14, 2016

Bead Peeps Swap N Hop




Thanks to our hostess  Linda Anderson

Well the time has come to unveil my pieces for the Swap N Hop... I received my goodies from the talented Lori Schneider of:  www.beadaddicted.blogspot.com  Here is what I sent Lori:

And here is what Lori Sent me:


I could see that I had my work cut out for me.. I started by picking out a few of the elements that Lori sent and then just following my natural instincts for designing the piece.  I did not have any preplanned ideas for the most part.  I was fortunate that I loved all the colours Lori sent me.   I had some turquoise, red, black, lime  #6 seed beads to add some contrast to the maily turquoise beads.

Here is a sweet little choker necklace I made with the cherry picture..

just added some green glass leaves.
 
Love those memory wire bracelets.
 
 
 Love this sea urchin focal bead..  added some red seed beads for accent. Put the clasp in the front to add scale and interest.



focal clasp



 This elephant was a bit of a challenge.  I ended up gluing a large bail on him and balanced him with two extra large round silver beads.  I graduated the beads for the necklace from large to small.


For this focal piece and lovely clasp I added some green glass leaves, used the white/turquoise beads(interspersed with black seed beads) and some large turquoise beads  (interspersed with lime seed beads)

 

I really loved this fold form copper piece that Lori sent. I hammered 2 holes in the top and added some jump rings and them a piece of twisted copper wire which I put solder on the end to keep in place.  I used my own handmade  glass head pins as stamens for the silver
flower and added some vintage, very tiny, sparkly seed beads to the flat patinaed beads.  I then soldered the flower pieces onto the back of the fold formed copper piece.  I am very pleased with the out come of this piece.  I have wanted to try fold forming for a while now.. so this will inspire me to get busy and try it.
I used a beautiful vintage chain and hammered copper clasp to  finish off.

 





Linda Anderson - Hostess - http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com/...
SEEDERS
Palak (aka Pallavi Asher)http://kalaabhushan.blogspot.in/ Krafty Max http://kraftymax.net
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Bead Peeps Swap N Hop

Just a few more hours & I will post my pieces for the Bead Peeps Swap N Hop.. so excited..  I finished them last Wednesday.. Just had to tweak a few of the photos.. luckily
I had great sunshine to take them in...
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Thursday, April 07, 2016

New Bead Shapes

Another beautiful day in Paradise...Hard to stay indoors & work but have tons of stuff to do !!                
    My new wonky heart bead !!


My latest landscape bead.. unfortunately it cracked when I put in cold water then hot water..  So will definitely make some more but will make them thicker. This was just an experiment..  What do you think???

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Swap N Hop Beads have Arrived !!

Went to get my mail today and in my post box was the bead package from my bead partner Lori Schneider of beadaddicted.blogspot.com !!  Wow  what a lot of beads and findings.
I love them all  and my favorite colour of turquoise.. just happens to be my birthstone as well.
I can see that I have my work cut out for me !!

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Friday, March 18, 2016

Hop N Swap beads have Arrived !!

Here's a collage of some of the pieces I sent to my partner Lori.. she received the package yesterday..  I cannot believe how fast they got to the Boston area!!

Basically I made everything pictured above except the blue vintage beads !! All the lampwork, copper wire, forged copper pipe, clasps and the pendant hangers (for the lampwork bead dangles)
I am going to put some of my glass beads up on my Etsy site...
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Sunday, March 13, 2016

Beads on their Way

My beads are on their WAY... mailed them last Thursday
Here's a little peak at the beads I sent.  Hopefully they won't take too long to get to their destination.... near Boston...All the way clear across the continent. !!  I live in a town of about 150,000.  All of our mail has to go to Vancouver and then on it's way to the final destination.. Follow Me on Pinterest

Monday, March 07, 2016

Beads to Go

Getting ready to send my beads to my bead partner.. they are just in the kiln now.  Will be ready to take out after they cool down !! I know I have till  March 15  but I am a bit of a procrastinator when it comes to doing things so hopefully will get them out a few days early !!
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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Partner Reveal

And now for the name of my partner ...  Lori Schneider of beadaddicted.blogspot.com   I am still busy making some lovely beads !!!
Have to get an idea  of what  colours Lori likes !!! Follow Me on Pinterest