November Art Elements Theme Challenge – Stars

This month was Laney Mead’s turn to choose the theme of the challenge, and she chose stars. I had all these ideas of making polymer star ornaments with my little texture stamps, but did not get to it. Partly because I was spending some time coming up with more star glass ornaments.  Last year I made these clear and dichroic ones, and the black and dichroic ones.

This year I added three more colors, and have been making them non-stop!

I think I’m really partial to the red ones! Which do you like best? These can be found in my etsy shop if you’re interested! Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you enjoy everyone else’s star creations this month!

Guest Artists
Cat 
Art Elements Team
Jen 
Jenny  
Niky 

Art Bead Scene Ornament Hop!

Better late than never! I participate every year and didn’t want to miss it this year – the Art Bead Scene Ornament Hop! 

I’m also doing ornaments for the Art Elements hop, but I’ll show you what I’ve made while exploring the fusing capacity of my kiln!  I love them!

The trees are typical Christmas holiday colors! The stars are sparkly dichroic and clear!  You can find them in my SueBeads etsy store if you need some!!!  Thanks for stopping by!

Ornament Blog Hop

Heather Powers is once again hosting the Ornament Blog Hop through the Art Bead Scene Blog!  Since I love making ornaments, I participate every year she does this!  Here’s what I made this year!

This first one is made with my lampwork beads and a heart by Kristie Roeder of Artisan Clay.

 These next three are made with my lampwork beads and wood pendants by Ashley at Summer Wind Art!

Check out the post tomorrow for the links to all the participants at Art Bead Scene!

AJE Component of the Month with Kristen Stevens

Once again, it’s time for the Art Jewelry Elements Component of the Month challenge!  This month, Kristen Stevens provided us with woven beaded rings!  I had some black ones that I wanted to work with.

 I had a few ideas – I was going to make earrings with my glass headpins; I was going to use one of my black metallic steampunk hearts and make a necklace.  But life really got in the way this month for me.  I had a water disaster in my house while gutting and redoing a bathroom, and am dealing with lots of work in the house at this point!

 I had purchased these awesome fox pendants from Summer Wind on etsy to make something for my boyfriend, and so I decided to make him some ornaments (they were going to be a secret, but probably not anymore!).

 Sadly, as I was trying to ream out the hole a little to fit a jump ring in, I broke this one.  It’s so cute too.  Luckily she has more for sale so I have ordered one and I’ll make him the second ornament when it arrives.

I’m really happy with the way this one turned out!  The accent beads on the other one will be little red czech beads.  I love using my art beads to make ornaments this time of year!

Thanks for looking and please check out what everyone else made with Kristen’s rings!

Guest Artists
AJE Team Members