Earrings · Jewelry

Elegant White Earrings

It's time for yet another reveal at Art Elements, and this month, Claire Fabian has thought of 'White' as the theme. I ran through my ever-growing to-do list of projects, wondering if white could be the star in any of them. In the end, as it happens more often than not, I made a brand… Continue reading Elegant White Earrings

Keychains · Ornaments

Helical Key Fob

This month's Art Elements challenge has the theme of Seed Pods, and is hosted by Jen Cameron. When I signed up for the challenge, I didn't really have any idea of what I would make, but soon after, I was reminded of seed pods from my school days. On our way to school and back,… Continue reading Helical Key Fob

Charms · How-tos · Ornaments

Summer Horse | Art Elements Challenge

The team at Art Elements has recently started hosting themed monthly challenges, which involve a reveal and blog hop at the end of the month. The theme for April is Horses, picked by Jenny, with the reveal being hosted by Cathy. At first, I thought "Seahorse!" These creatures have inspired so many artsy pieces (especially… Continue reading Summer Horse | Art Elements Challenge

Beads · Cabochons · How-tos · Jewelry · Pendants

PolyClay Appliqué, and Beaded Bezels

The folks at Art Bead Scene Studio feature awesome artwork every month, and challenge their readers to create art beads, and art-bead-incorporating jewelry, inspired by the artwork. March’s inspiration is a piece, Red Water Lily of Southern India, by Marianne North. Now here's a piece of art that captured me in more ways than one.… Continue reading PolyClay Appliqué, and Beaded Bezels

Bracelets · How-tos · Jewelry

Kumihimo’s Back!

I haven't had an opportunity to test my buffing wheel further, but I did get some time to work on Kumihimo. I haven't tried Kumihimo ever since I bought uniform Preciosa beads, so it was exciting to work on. And do uniform beads in bead-work make all the difference, or what! (Just look at my… Continue reading Kumihimo’s Back!

Bracelets · Jewelry

Twisted Herringbone Bud Bracelet

I came across this herringbone bracelet video by Jennifer Biedermann recently, and since I wanted to try out Herringbone stitch anyway, I just *had* to make this! I don't have 15/0 beads that would match any of the 11/0 beads that I thought were suitable for this project, so I scrapped the 15/0's. Also, I… Continue reading Twisted Herringbone Bud Bracelet

Beads · Bracelets · How-tos · Jewelry

Chenille Bracelet with Beaded Bead

I used tubular Chenille stitch for this bracelet. (Sara Spoltore has a detailed video tutorial for this stitch.) The finished pattern in mine looks different from hers because of the bead types that I used -- a small change in size or type makes for quite a change, doesn't it? 🙂 The beads that I… Continue reading Chenille Bracelet with Beaded Bead