Friday, January 2, 2015

Muffin Tin Challenge

Here are some bead mixes that I have ready to work on.  This is for a bead challenge over at Humblebeads with Heather Powers. She called it the "Muffin Tin Challenge."  Should be fun!

Below are close-ups of all the beads in each tin.

Blues and Lavender 

The Peacock Pendant is one of Humblebeads polymer clay and water color pendants.

Love the irridescent glass beads in the center.

This group features lampwork squares by Fairhill Designs LLC, Patricia Thielman.  The larger focal bead was from a destash that I bought on Etsy. It's matte instead of glossy, but I'm hoping it will go well with the other beads.

Porcelain, pearls, and Ruby rondelles; the ceramic square is from ktotten on Etsy

Here's the matte Black Onyx nuggets, porcelain and matte seed beads from above. I added the black add red leaves this time around.

The porcelain flower pendant (in the center) from Marlas Mud on Etsy was the inspiration for the colors in this group.

Another ceramic piece from Shaterra on Etsy that inspired the beads in this group

The Ryolite faceted ovals on the right were the inspiration here.

I love aqua, and the glass dragonfly focals on the bottom from Stinky Dog Beads started this group

As did the dragonflies on the top right with this group. 

I've done these beads together before; the freshwater pearls are diagonally drilled which makes them really fun.

So hopefully I'll have more to post when I start making the jewelry!


Designs I Love

I sold a necklace, bracelet and earrings last month in Turquoise, Coral and Wood, then needed to make a new pendant for the necklace.

While I had the beads out, I made another necklace with wire links and chain.  I love this combination.

There are some combinations of beads that I love so much I'll go back and make something else with them.  Here's a couple of other necklaces where I want to do something new based on the colors and design.

Rhodonite rounds, blue flat round ceramic from Michael's, and the blue pendant from ktotten and the ceramic gears from Captured Moments both on Etsy

Love the matte black Onyx nuggets. The red ceramic came from a local bead store that went out of business a couple of years ago.

Apatite nuggets, rhodonite rondels and yellow jasper drums.  I love the chain that I made for it. Its a little tedious to make, but looks and feels really great.