April AJE Component of the Month Reveal!

Yet another month has passed us by, it’s time for the April Component of the Month Reveal over at Art Jewelry ElementsLesley Watt provided components for us for April – buttons, or clasps, however you wanted to use them!  The one I chose was right in the middle!

 As usual, I did not take a photo of the button before I actually used it, so here is a closeup! 

 I had a few idea in my head none of which really worked out.  I didn’t have the right color beads, I couldn’t find the right color glass to make beads, I didn’t have the right color waxed linen…on and on.  Finally, I went to Michael’s for a little visual stimulation.  While I was there, I picked up the citrine (???) chips and the bronze colored beads.

 I strung three strands of beads (I already had the seed beads at home, woo hoo!) and then braided them before I attached to the bronze clasp with the crimp beads.  The bronze clasp is kind of urchin-ey, so I felt it worked really well.  Plus, I’m really into bronze these days!

I really like how it turned out!  Here’s a list of everyone else who participated, check out what they  made with Lesley’s components.  And thanks very much Lesley, for a great challenge!

 

May Component of the Month Challenge and Giveaway!

Over at Art Jewelry Elements you may have noticed we have a monthly challenge and giveaway.  For the month of May, I am providing the components!  Please hop on over to Art Jewelry Elements and enter a comment if you’d like to win some beads and play along!

Here’s what you’re commenting for this month – a choice of a bead trio or cabochon!

Never fear – if you don’t get chosen and would still like to play along, I have cabs and bead trios available in my SueBeads etsy store

Color Of Dreams Blog Hop

The lovely Rita of Toltec Jewels is hosting a blog hop today, The Color of Dreams, and Patricia Handschuh of The Color of Dreams on etsy provided the beads!

Here’s the bead I received – as usual, I didn’t take a photo of it before I made something!

 I was going to go for the obvious, which to me was to make a bracelet, but my imagination just wasn’t cooperating.  So I thought I’d make a key chain!  I wanted to use blue leather cord I had, but the hole in the bead was too small.  That’s ok – I used Beadalon and all went well! 

 I strung a random assortment of seed beads on the cord, and ended with a blue leaf.  The blue leaf because the design in the bead is leafy to me!

So, what are my dreams as of late?  I would have to say my business getting better and better, and being able to travel again.  My business getting better and better would be so great, because I have one child in college right now, and in two years, I’ll have 2!  So, if you’d like to help on that journey, I have some great beads listed in my etsy store, SueBeads etsy, and made to order on my web site, SueBeads

See what everyone else made!

Honorary
Artist: Patricia Handschuh

Patricia’s
blog:            The Color of
Dreams
        

Patricias
Etsy:             The Color of
Dreams

Hostess:
TJ                Jewel School
Friends

Kay
Thomerson           KayzKreationz
Audrey Belanger          Toki No
Hourousha

Alicia Marinache        
 All the Pretty
Things

Terry Carter                TappingFlamingo
Lori Schneider             Bead Addict
Jenny
Kyrlach             Wonder and
Whimsy

Asri Wahyuingsih         Asri’s
Beadwork

Dini Bruinsma              Angaza by
Changes

Karla Morgan              Texas Pepper
Jams

Debbie Rasmussen        A Little of This, A
Little of That

Veralynne Malone          Designed by
Vera

Kathy Stemke               Vintage
Memories Jewelry Design

Mowse Doyle               Mowse Made
This

Heather Richter             Desert Jewelry
Designs

Lori Poppe                   Adventures
in Creativity with LorilliJean

Jayne Capps              
 
Mama’s Got To
Doodle

Andrea
Glick                Zenith Jade
Creations

Kathleen Breeding         99 Bottles of Beads on the
Wall

Becky Pancake             Becky Pancake
Bead Designs

Karin Martinez              Fairies
Market

Miranda Ackerley          Mirandack

Penny Houghton           Smelly
Nelly

Carolyn Lawson           Carolyn’s
Creations

Chris Eisenberg            Wanderware
Christie
Murrow          Charis
Designs Jewelry

Monique Urquhart        A Half-Baked
Notion

Eve Shelby                  Raindrop
Creations Jewelry by Evelyn

Cryss Thain                 Here Bead
Dragons

Jasvanti Patel               Jewelry By
Jasvanti

Nan Smith                   NanMade Handmade
Jewelry

Sue Kennedy               SueBeads
Jean Yates  
                Snap Out of
It, Jean! There’s Beading to be Done!

Debbie Rogers             Debbies
Treasures

Marybeth Rich             A Few Words From Within
the Pines

Shirley Moore              Beads and
Bread

Shaia Williams             Shaiha’s
Ramblings

Kathy Lindemer           Bay Moon
Design

Melissa Trudinger        Beadrecipes
Linda
Anderson           From the Bead
Board

Judy Turner               Silver
Rains

Gloria Allen                Gloria Allen
Designs

Regina Wood              Ginas-Design
Robin
Reed                Artistry HCBD
Mary
Goovars            MLH Jewelry
Designs

Marlene Cupo             Amazing
Designs

CJ Bauschka              4 His Glory
Creations

Robin Showstack        The Crazy
Bead Hoarder

Cynthia O’Toole          Sparkles and Sweets

Jael Thorp              
  Jael’s Art
Jewels

Renetha                         Lamplight
Crafts