Sunday, April 24, 2011

Ethnic and Crystals

I have had these little "vase" shaped ethnic beads for a long, long time. I was going through my stash to find something else and found these. It's amazing how we can put something away to keep for "special", lose it and then find it again when we aren't even looking for it. Anyway...I paired these beads with some lovely graduated Swarovski marguerites. Enjoy.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Week 42 - Only 10 More Weeks To Go

I've been under the weather for almost a week, feeling much better today. Even though I was not feeling the best, I still got myself up to the bead desk every day to make my daily pair of earrings. I've taken this challenge seriously and as far as I've come, I ain't gonna stop now!

Here is the pair for April 11th.

These are large tear drop dangles of ochre colored epoxy-over-brass under red and amber colored crystals. I found these dangles at Fire Mountain Gems and come in different colors, sizes and shapes. They are very light and make great earrings.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Another Week Completed

I had forgotten about these beads and only found them when cleaning out a bead drawer. They are a luscious light blue with spots of dichroic glass fused to the middle of them. To highlight the beads and crystals, I added some black spacers. They sparkle so nicely in the light.

With less than 3 months to go, I'm still lovin' this challenge. I'm trying to decide if I want to continue with another yearly challenge. Whether it be a collage a day, a blog post a day, a Zentangle day or something completely different. We'll just have to see. Either way, it will be here for all to see.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Week 40 !

Yay! Only 12 more weeks to go! This week seemed to be the week of Crystals. I got some new Marguerite Swarovski flower crystals last week and have been having fun with them. I now have to get some more colors, they are rather addicting. Here is one pair of earrings with the Marguerites:

You can see more of Week 40 here.