This month on Bead Trends I have a little necklace called "Woodland Path" which I made with my own etched copper owl focal. I also used one of my little etched lampwork acorns in the necklace. This issue is filled with wonderful inspirational designs. My friend Cherrie Fick has a beautiful bracelet called "Love Birds" on page 94-95 and I'd like to send out a congratulations to Amanda Austin who made it on the cover, beautiful bracelet. There is also a wonderful article by Lori Anderson called "Jewel School" with lots of information on stringing.
Now that the tourist season has died down, I had some time to take pictures of some of the jewelry I made for the studio and post it on Gentle Wind Designs on Etsy. Lots of pictures today!
WOODLAND PATH - Page 80-81
These are all made with my etched plates.
The next two pieces are crochet bracelet/necklaces. These are so much fun to make.
I was one of the lucky winners of one of Erin Prais-Hintz of Simple Truths Motley Crew Owls which she gave to Lorelei and she in turn gave them to 5 winners. This is what I created with my owl. I used seed beads and freshwater pearls on one side and made a little loop that would accommodate my button. On the other side I used more freshwater pearls and some of my sweet pea sparkle beads and finished it with a sterling silver hammered ring. For the back of the necklace I used beautiful handmade silk ribbon by Silk Life Studio. I finished this side with my own lampwork button and wrapped the silk with silver wire. I hope you like him. Check out the other owl designs through links at Lorelei's blog HERE.
Thanks Lorelei for hosting this fun blog hop. I had a great time designing this necklace!
Enjoy your day,
P.S. - Don't forget to leave a comment on my previous post for a chance to win a set of my new sparkle headpins.
The sparkle beads have made their way to the head pins. I have two different sparkle head pins and will be working on some more colors next week. One lucky winner will win a set of my Sweet Pea Sparkle head pins or my Raku Sparkle head pins. Leave me a comment and let me know which one you would like to win if chosen and I will pick a winner via random.org next Friday, May 18th. Good Luck!
This week I received my beautiful owl from Lorelei. She had a giveaway on her blog for Motley Crew owls from Erin Prais-Hintz of Simple Truths Pendants and I was one of the winners. We will be having a mini blog hop on May 16th to show off our litte owl designs. Come back and check it out.
These where the owls given away.
This is my little owl. Mine seems to be the dreamer of the group so I think I'll design something with that theme in mind. Come back on May 16th for our little Motley Owl blog hop.
This week I worked on some new organic beads. I made them in a round shape instead of the usual lampwork rondelle shape. I'm in love with these two sets of beads! They have so much depth and the colors are so amazing. I hope you like them.