52 Weeks – Focus on Life – Week 7

Our prompt this week from Sally Russick is Beauty of Flowers!  I’m all over this one!  My daughter recently had her Senior Banquet and on the tables were potted orchids from Manchester Craftsman’s Guild; all the girls got to take an orchid plant home!  This is a flower on her plant that I mixed up a little with Pixlr on my phone!  I love that app!  Just wish I could see a bit better to use it lol!  Head on over to Sally’s blog to see the rest of the photos!

Art Jewelry Elements Earring Challenge – 6/52

Here’s my week 6 entry for the Art Jewelry Elements Earring Challenge!  I used my own enameled copper teardrop beads and enameled headpins, with some copper daisy spacers and a small bronze seed bead at the top!  Copper ear wires I made myself, as well! 

Bead Soup Teaser

I received my Bead Soup partner over the weekend – she’s Krista Quantrill of Kanata, Ontario, Canada!  I was finally able to mail her bead soup today – here’s a little teaser of what I sent her!  I used a photo editor called Be Funky – it was fun, and easy to use!  When she finally receives her bead soup, I’ll repost with a photo of what I sent!

Excited About Beading Daily

I didn’t even know it, but my beads were in the February 11th issue of Beading Daily!  Thanks to Melinda Orr who pointed this out to me!!!!  I’m so excited!  You can find these beads on my SueBeads web site!  You can buy them there in singles, so if you want to make one pair of earrings, or 50, you can choose your amount! 

And More Customer Work!

Patti Vanderbloemen is such a talented jewelry maker, and she uses my beads a lot in her jewelry.  I’m so grateful for that!  She just took Kerry Bogert’s on-line wire course and made this amazing necklace with my denim sparkle beads and a hand-made wire spiral chain that she made after taking the course!  Please visit her blog to see more photos of this incredible necklace!

Art Jewelry Elements Earring challenge – 5/52

Over at Art Jewelry Elements we have the Earring Challenge going on for the year – our challenge is to make a pair of earrings a week for the entire year!  Here are my Week 5 earrings.  I have been making egg beads because it’s almost spring!  You can find them in my SueBeads etsy store in lots of different colors!  I made these with sterling ear wires that I made myself, silver rounded squares and these cute little silver plated birdie charms – I love these so much, I need to get more!

You can also follow our AJE Earring Challenge board on Pinterest to see what everyone is making!

Even More Customer Work!

Just thought I may as well continue the theme and show you some more customer work! This first one is by Kashmira Patel.  These are gorgeous earrings made with my enameled leaves!  I love them!

This next pair of earrings is by Loralee Kolton of Loralee Kolton on etsy.   These were made with my pixie shimmer beads, they are so amazingly perfect for winter or a fancy night out!

Finally, these earrings are by Sharyl McMillian-Nelson of Sharyl’s Jewelry on Artfire.  She used my baroque beads to create these very unique earrings!

If you have any creations you’d like me to share here on my blog, please let me know!