27 August 2012

:: NOTICE ::

I will be away from Thursday 30th August 2012 till 8th September 2012 for a long-awaited vacation!!
I will have very, very limited (or almost no) internet access so please be patient with me.
I will reply all enquiries when I get back.

So sorry for any inconveniences caused,
any orders received during this time will be attended to when I return.

** I have some pretty and dainty pieces ready for sale once I get back, so stay tuned and look out for it! Here's a little sneak peek just for you...

11 August 2012

6th Bead Soup Bead Party - Bead Reveal

Time flies..! It's already time for the 2nd Reveal of the 6th BSBP! This is my first time participating in the Lori Anderson's extraordinary Bead Soup Blog Party and I had a fabulous time with the jewellery-making challenges this project brought along.

My partner if you remember is Adlinah from DreamStruck Designs. She sent me a beautiful soup but, dear me, these weren't beads or colours I normally work with! I'm a little more used to creating designs using 10mm and bigger beads. Adlinah's soup for me contained more delicate beads.

I fell in love with the antique gold flower toggle clasp and immediately knew I wanted to pair it up with the handmade BLOOM tag. I decided later to create little blooms using the little milky pink and chartreuse rounds. And the rest just came along naturally as I continued making the bracelet. The little bead bundle is made of various beads I found in my own stash including some padparadscha swarovski bicones,  tiny pale pink faux pearls and some Czech round and leaf beads.


The focal pendant was more tricky. I dangled some of the Czech glass flowers at the bottom of the lampwork pendant but set it aside for more than a week deciding how to incorporate other beads in the necklace design. The challenge for myself was to incorporate some of the yellow ab seed beads. I don't usually use seed beads because I find stringing them a pain. But in the end I strung two strands of the seed beads (without a beading needle!!) and wondered what to do with them. It was only last week I had a breakthrough and decided to do a braid of the seed beads, the faux pink suede cord and some really old AB cube beads (accented by pale pink faux pearls). This is my first time using this technique and I'm very happy with the braid turned out (it did take a couple of trials and errors). The other side of the necklace, was simple wirework with beads and a pink organza ribbon to bring everything together. 

I still have a bunch of beads left over and I know I want to create a pair of earrings with the pink ceramic rounds by Keith O'Connor. I'm still stuck for ideas so until I can create something worthy of their beauty they will be left untouched... 

A big shoutout goes to Lori Anderson for hosting and organizing this wonderful bead soup party and my partner Adlinah Kamsir for providing me such a pretty soup. I love creative challenges and making new friends!!

Now after reading my rather long post on this, it's time to do some blog hopping!!! Please go on over to DreamStruck Designs and see what Adlinah created with the beads I sent her. 

If you are a pinterest buddy the pictures of all the bead soup reveals are here: 

And here's the list of second reveal participants: 

Hostess, Lori Anderson, Pretty Things

Adlinah KamsirDream Struck Designs
Adrienn Lukacs, Raszputyin Designs
Agata Grygiel, Cytherea Bijoux 
Alenka Obid, Pepita Handmade 
Amy Dickerson, Damyjo Designs 
Amy Schmidt, Amy's Treasure 
Amy Severino, Amy Beads 
Andra Weber, Andra's Joyful Journey
Andrea Trank, Heaven Lane Creations
Anke Humpert, Anart Island Studios
Ann Rishell, My Critical Eye
April Grinaway, Brooklyn Bead Goddess 
Ashley Bunting, Miss Ashely Kate 
Astrid Boyce, Astrid Boyce Beads 
B.R. Kuhlman, Mixed Mayhem Studios 
Barb Fernald, Barbara S. Fernald Jewelry 
Barbe Saint John, Saints and Sinners

Beata Benkone Meggyesi, Beahobbi
Brandy McNair, Bella Vita Handmade Jewelry 
 Bryna Lumb, Bryna's Bead Box
Carmen Lau, Little Maketto (YOU ARE HERE!!!)
Cate van Alphen, Fulgorine
Cathie Carroll, Cathie Carroll's Studio
Cathy Khoury, Touch Jewelry 
Christina Stofmeel, Feng Beads 
Collette Collins, Fire Fly Myst Artisan Jewelry
Courtney Breul, Beads by Breul 
Crystal Thain, Here Bead Dragons
Cynthia Abner, Created Treasures
Deana Hager, Just Deez'Art & Life
Debbie Davis, Natural Treasures by Deb
Debbie Phenes, Deb Joy Sing
Dhea Powers, Java Bead
Diana Welte, Lilyweeds

Dita Basu, alankarshilpa
Dorota Zeranska, gdymamczas 
Dot Lewallwn, Speedie Beadie
Elisabeth Auld, Beads For Busy Gals
Ema Kilroy, Ema K Designs
Emma Todd, A Polymer Penchant
Eva Sherman, Eva Sherman Designs
Evie and Beth McCord, EB Bead and Metal Works
Francy Inman, Francy's Studio
Ginger Bishop, lilmummy likes...
Giorgia Rossini, Jo in Wonderland
Ine Vande Cappelle, Jewels by Ine 
Iveth Caruso, Creative Atelier 
JJ Jacobs, Coming Abstractions
Jackie Ryan, Kydo Jewellery
Jeannie Dukic, Jeannie's Blog
Jelveh Jaferian, Jelveh Designs
Jenna Tomalka, Twin Birch Studio
Jenni Connolly, Jenni's Beads

Jennifer Van Horn, Jennifers Jewels and Junk
Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation
Johanna Rhodes-Nash, Fire Phoenix Creations 
Joyce Blair, Bent Wire West Coast
JuLee Wolfe, The Polymer Penguin
Karen Vincent, Swallow Tail Jewellery
Karin Slaton, Backstory Beads
Kayla Potega, The Eclectic Element 
Kim Dworak, CianciBlue
Krafty Max, Krafty Max Originals
Kris Lanae Binsfeld, Cherish Designs by Kris Lanae
Kristen Latimer, MJM Jewelry Designs
Kumi Fisher, Malie Kai Designs
Kym Hunter, Kym Hunter Designs
Lennis Carrier, Windbent
Leslie Wayment, AA Beads & More
Linda Murphy, Bonita Bead
Lisa Johnson, Whimsey Wonders
Lisa Lodge, Pine Ridge Treasures

Lisa Sittniewski, Love, Yesterdays
Lois Moon, Que Onda, Q'Town?
Lola Surwillo, Bead Lola Bead
Lorelei Eurto, Lorelei's Blog
Lori Bowring Michaud, Artfully Ornamental
Lori Finney, Using My Beads
Marcia Dunne, The Alternative Foundry
Margareta Saari, Mags-koruja
Maria Horvath, Horimarika Beads
Marian Hertzog, M's Place
Mary Ellen Parker, BeeTree by m.e.
Mary K McGraw, MK's Creative Musings
MaryLou Holvenstot, time2cre8 
Martha Aleo, Ornamento
Maybeline Tay, The Jewelry Larder
Megan Collins, Churchy & Her Sailor
Melissa Meman, Art. Life. Love.
Melissa Mesara, One-Eared Pig Beads
Melissa Muir, Kelsi's Closet Jewelbox
Paige Maxim, Paige Maxim Designs

Pam Farren, re-maker
Pam Hurst, Pam Hurst Designs
Patricia Handschuh, The Color of Dreams
Patty Miller, CabariBeads
Penney Klapoth, Faerie Acres
Regina Santerre, Regina's Writings
Rhea Freitag, starrgazer creates
Rochelle Brisson, A Creative Chelle
Sabine Dittrich, PerlenDschungel
Sandra McGriff, Creative Chaos
Sandra Neights, Petalo Azul
Sandra Young, It's a Bead Life!
Sara Oehler, SoftFlex Girl
Saturday Sequins, Saturday Sequins
Shanti Johnson, Sunshine Bliss
Shari Replogle, Plays With Paper
Sonya Stille, Dreamin' of Beads

Stefanie Teufel, Stefanies Sammelsurium
Tammie Everly, TTE Designs
Tania Spivey, Moobie Grace Designs
Therese Frank, Therese's Treasures
Tina Holden, Polymer Clay Bytes!
Toltec Jewels, Jewel School Friends 
Tracey Nanstad, A Beadiful Mess
Tracy Choy, BumbleBeads Designs
Valerie Norton, Hot Art

I'll be hopping around throughout the week and hope to see you along the way..!

01 August 2012

Pearls & Rings Ribbon Necklace

Pearly Cluster

NE050 - Pearly Cluster
Jumbo white faux pearls in various sizes attached to pale gold rings, Light cream chiffon ribbon
Untied length: 34 inches
Only 1 piece available.
~ RM37.00 ~

Pearls & Crystals Ribbon Necklace

Pearly Night

 NE049 - Pearly Night
Jumbo white faux pearls, Shiny black rondelle crystals, Black satin ribbon
Untied length: 39 inches
Only 1 piece available.
~ RM26.00 ~

Pearls & Rhinestones Ribbon Necklace

Pearly Shine

 ** SOLD **
NE048 - Pearly Shine
Jumbo white faux pearls, Black faux pearls, Double rhinestone diamond setting links, Black satin ribbon
Untied length: 37 inches
Only 1 piece available.
~ RM35.00 ~

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