These pictures were taken the other day when it was snowing.
I have blogged before about the hummingbird feeder that is just a couple of feet from my kitchen window. It is a frequent stop for a few hardy birds. They will just sit there and watch me take pictures of them, which is often. I just love how these shots show off the beautiful iridescent feathers on their heads.
I knew there was a reason for keeping my old worn out jeans. And here it is...
I will be listing a few of these necklaces on my Etsy soon. I have two black, one red and one brown. They are really fun to make. I mixed all colors of metal then stuck with a color scheme matching the ribbon bow. I like the jeans to show through but I seem to get more and more beads with each one (It's Addicting). Well off to start a day of photos :)
I had the awesome privilege of participating in the Bezelicious Class given by this dynamite team Diana Frey & Riki Schumacher for the whole weekend. It was amazing how many bezel techniques we were taught.
Here are a few of my projects.
Top left copper pipe on copper sheet soldered bezel, right learned to pour resin in premade bezel adding items and lower copper restrip bezel on copper sheet. This was just a few of the many bezelicious techniques we were taught.
I also took a cool class from Robin Dudley Howes
called Eclectic Beaded Beads the combinations are endless.
I have a bad habit of starting to many things at once and not finishing any but I actually have almost finished this cute bracelet. I spotted similar ones on Backyard Beads blog with all the information to get the directions at Knotgypsy's store. I am also working (SEE!!!) on finishing up a couple of wrapped bracelets to add on my etsy soon...
This is what I started with from my awesome blog partner Tracey A Beadiful Messand here is what I made...
I added to my mix some copper beadcaps, silk ribbon and copper wire. The bead colors that Tracey sent me were very easy to work with because copper and green earthy tones are my favorite. I loved the toggle she sent me but I didn't want it hidden so I used it to hang the pendant. I thought about wire wrapping the pendant but the design was so nice I didn't want it covered. Using the ribbon as the clasp makes it so you can adjust the length which is really cool I think.
I want to thank you for visiting my blog and here is a long list of many others to visit. I also want to thank Lori Anderson of Pretty Things for the privilege of participating in this GREAT BLOG PARTY :) and of course thank you to my partner Tracey. If for any reason the list isn't clickable just click on Lori's link above.