Saturday, November 21, 2009

What a Good Weekend I'm Having!

I'm having such a fabulous weekend, I thought I would share with you why. I had a contest entry due yesterday. A Haute Couture Contest where you had to make a piece of jewelry that was inspired by one of the many photos posted on the site. All the photos were giggle worthy, the kind of "fashion" photos that make you say" who on earth would wear that?" I picked photo number eight, which you see here...
Isn't that a lovely outfit? We were to make a piece of jewelry that was inspired by the outfit, not necessarily to be worn with the outfit. This photo made me think of a weird pod type thing, so I made a "fringe pod" for my necklace. It has three shades of green in it, splattered with crystals, also in three shades. The bail is done in yellow, with amethyst highlights, just like the dress. The necklace is done in herringbone stitch, also done with the same color graduation. Darkest green in front, fading back to yellow with amethyst highlights. It also has crystals in coordinating shades scattered throughout. It measures about 19 inches in length, and hangs very nicely.
I think I will list it on etsy, so if you are interested, pop on by to my etsy store and check it out.
I also got some very exciting news yesterday evening from the staff at Beadwork magazine. I'll tell you more in a week or so....but Im excited! YEAH!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Pink Ribbon Turtles

The Pink Ribbon Turtles or now on eBay, for your viewing and bidding pleasure!
Of course you've seen pictures of my "Basking in the Sun" from a few weeks ago. Here are some pictures of the other things that are available for auction, with the proceeds going to the American Cancer Society for breast cancer research.
"Swimming for Freedom of Fear" was created by Karen L. Cohen. It is a 5.5" X 9.5" wall hanging that is bead, machine and ribbon embroidery on cotton.

"Bubbles" was created by Maria Teresa. It is a professionally framed bead embroidery picture in a 6" X 6" shadowbox frame.
"Fiona" was created by Jena Tuntas. She is a teeny beanie baby that is completely covered in bead embroidery.
And "Montees in Pink" is made by Bev Moon. An original design made with pink swarovski montees, and sterling silver beads.
There are only a few days left for the auctions, so I urge you to run over to the pink turtle website!