Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Day 2 is live at Pretty Things. Check out the newest Artists being featured today. They're all wonderful. It runs for 7 days with 70 different artists participating. Giveaways listed every day.
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Friday, November 4, 2011
Andrew Thorton's October Bead Challenge
Each Design Kit contained a ceramic bead from Keith O'Connor, a terra cotta bead from RareEarth Beads, a lampwork glass headpin from SueBeads, a carved blue tiger's eye round bead, natural brass peanut chain(not in my kit-silver chain was included), Swarovski crystals and pearls, glass ancient bead replicas, and a Luxury Bead Blend.
My silver chain
The Luxury Bead Blends included Japanese Toho seed beads, Miyuki seed beads, freshwater pearls, blue aventurine, sodalite rounds, lapis lazuli rounds and other semi-precious stones, vintage sequins, German glass, and Czech glass. Each kit included a surprise element!
My bracelet design includes the ceramic bead by Keith O'Connor, the terra cotta bead from RareEarth Beads, a carved blue tiger's eye round bead along with some of the Luxury Bead Blend. I also used from my stash 2.5x40mm sterling silver curved tubes, a sterling silver lobster clasp and 2 textured silver oval beads. This bracelet fits a 7.5" wrist. I can also make it to fit a smaller wrist.