Thursday, September 15, 2011
Chinook Jewelry Blog Partner Reveal!
I was lucky enough to be picked my Melissa, of Chinook Jewelry, to be a blog partner for this month! Melissa sent me two items - the round floral disc and the beautiful two-toned butterfly! When I got them, I knew they would probably be dangles on bracelets, and I knew I wanted to include my own lampwork beads in the designs. I sat and waited until they all spoke to me for a bit, and then inspiration hit!
In the first photo, you see her beautiful round floral disc. I used some gorgeous stones I got in a bead swap, and my own lampwork beads. I accented the stones with very small sterling saucer beads. I accented my lampwork beads with some brass filigree beads. The clasp is in a swirl pattern, which matches the swirls on the ceramic disc. I really love how this one turned out- I don't use pink tones too often, but I love how the darker colors of the stones and brass really brings everything together!
In the second photo, you see her beautiful butterfly! Again, I wanted to use my own lampwork, so I made some more of the beads that I have had available in my etsy store. I used some pretty filigree antiqued copper bead caps, and some antiqued copper chain, all of which I think brings out the beauty in the contrasting colors in the butterfly. The clasp is simple so as not to take away from the butterfly or the lampwork beads.
I really had fun creating these pieces with Melissa's pieces and hope I get a chance to do this again! Visit her online store to find some wonderful pieces for yourself!
It was my turn to choose the Theme of the Month for the Art Elements monthly challenge, and I chose Sunflowers! Why not? They're nice an...
Diana Ptaszynski had a great idea, instead of a Tacky Christmas Sweater blog hop, a Tacky Holiday Earring blog hop! I was on it. I had idea...
Time for another Component of the Month - this time Lesley sent us these awesome shell cabs/pendants. I chose a cabochon, I just can't ...