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Friday, May 09, 2014

The Bead Soup Blog Hop

TIME  for the Bead Soup Blog Party Hop  REVEAL!  Let's all give Lori Anderson great big heart felt THANK YOU for the great job as we  all know what she has been going through.
I want to thank my BSBH partner Tina Holden over  at   TINA'S BLOG
     for the fabulous selection of beads, findings and trims she sent me... My all time fav. colours of lime, turquoise and copper with a touch of red introduced for contrast!!  I managed to use all but a few of the beads... just ran out of time.
The first piece that I made incorporated the beautiful focal pendant. I made some dangles with the Red coral, new jade, nephnite jade nuggets & chrysoprase buttons, and indian glass (hope I got that right!)


the dangles  a closer look


hand forged clasp and wire wrapped    ends


The next piece I designed was a knitted bracelet  ( 28 gauge wire) using the Spotted Jade and the  reproduction  old coin handmade Button clasp, I crocheted a loop to wrap around the button and   I added a square turquoise stone in the middle to nicely balance out the large button
hand made button clasp

Here's the 3rd piece I designed: I made  lots  of dangles by flattening the ends of 20 gauge copper wire to make head pins and added the dangles to the chain that Tina sent.

the necklace

a closer look
Still had some beads & a bit of chain left so made some ear rings to go with my necklaces.
 I have worn these already and could have sold them.. but I didn't... love them!!
a closer look
 Here's a list of all the  PARTICIPANTS click here   and please visit them! 
And that's all folks.. hope you liked them as much as I do and Thanks for dropping by

P.S.  this is what I started with
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Sunday, May 04, 2014

Fused Glass Pendants with Grade 1's

Here's all the 82 fused glass pendants that I did with 72 grade 1 students and 10 teachers...  They picked out all the colours to glue on the black glass blank & I then fused them,  glued on the bail and added the neck cord!! Just in time for Mother's Day.  The little ones were so excited and followed orders pretty well.
Now I am just fine tuning my jewelry pieces for the great BEAD SOUP BLOG HOP which has been delayed until next Saturday.  the 10th of May.. Can't wait to show what I have made!!    I seem to be gravitating to a lot of turquoise lately.... guess that's because my birthday is in December and that is my stone.
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