Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Stone and Sparkle Earrings

This is one of those designs that turned into a happy accident. I didn't have a plan at all, I just wanted to make earrings out of my new handmade "Granite" polymer clay headpins and beads. I love the combination of the organic polymer clay components combined with the sparkle and elegance of the Swarovski crystals and silver.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Bead Soup Blog Party Update

There has been much going on with my participation in the Bead Soup Blog Party since I last posted.  First of all, I got my partner Leithleach, and we've been getting to know each other.  She is lots of fun to work with, and makes beautiful jewelry.  Here's a link to her blog:  

A favorite piece of jewelry made by Leithleach...


 Isn't it just gorgeous?

 We were on the same schedule as far as creating and sending our soups, in fact we got them only one day apart.  I was extremely excited when mine arrived!  I was looking at it as a present, and I love presents!  I had to take my time opening my present, though, photos were a must!

My goodies along with a lovely handwritten note...  The first little box I opened actually was a present!  Beautiful shamrock earrings just in time for St. Patrick's Day!

 Now, Leithleach had prepared a few soups before we found out who our partners were.  She changed things up a bit after viewing the jewelry that I make.  She sent a double serving of soup with a nice variety of ingredients!

 Ooh, lots of goodies to play with!
My favorite pieces are the two focals.  They are sparking design ideas like crazy.  Leithleach and I both sent each other soups that are in color pallets we don't work with a lot.  It will be fun and interesting to see what we come up with!

Here's the soup that I sent my partner.

I hope she has fun with it, and I can't wait to see what she creates!