Welcome to the Handcrafted Artisan Lampwork & Clay Blog Hop
hosted by Lisa Lodge of A Grateful Artist.
The beads I received to create with are some of the most beautiful Lisa has ever sent! I added in the owl ceramic and a few larger ceramic beads to the pile, admiring the gentle shades and ceramic texture and color. The mix of our beads feels like November to me, and gives me a lovely sense of connection to nature.
|(Click on picture to enlarge text :) Art beads by Gaea (pattern) and Beadfreaky (owl)|
Here are the beads Lisa sent and my beads gathered from my stash for the challenge. As much as I would have liked to have used everything & presented several pieces of jewelry, I got as far as creating components and photographing one complete design before cutting my palm with a very sharp bread knife! A butterfly bandage is healing my palm right now. I avoided stitches but probably needed them. I'm thinking with stitches instead of a butterfly, I'd be creating away! So, additional art jewelry designs to be be continued, sigh.
Ok, on to our handcrafted lampwork and ceramic hop!
|(Click on picture to enlarge text :) Art beads by Gaea (pattern) and Beady Eyed Bunny (bird).|
Hello pretty birdie!
A better peek at the simple pretty twisted bugle strand.
And the components I created just before I cut my hand:
embossed brass and copper discs with Lisa Liddy's Color Me This patina in Fern Green, Turquoise, and Plum.
|And beadwork created for the Metal & Seed Bead Hop that I was hoping to incorporate today to compliment a very special bead gifted to me by Lisa for my daughter -- a dragonfly by Havana Beads!|
Inspired by Shirley Moore's beautiful beadwork components (bottom left), I began creating additional beadwork diamonds (they are built up & need RAW yet) to become a necklace of abstract autumn leaves -- an autumn garden for the dragonfly, Demeter's love for her daughter & wait for reunion. I'm so wanting to use my hand already and get creating with all the components for both blog hops!
|Inspired by Shirley Moore's beautiful beadwork component ( bottom left)|
And extra, for fun & for the kids:
I also created 66 art charms, or 22 sets, for the Beads of Courage Exchange and Auction! Two of my sets are being auctioned.
38 artists came together to create the art charms, and today special art charms created by Beads of Courage participants themselves will be listed. The handcrafted charms start at $7.50, and 100% of the proceeds goes to Beads of Courage, an organization supporting children with serious illnesses by giving them beads that tell, honor, record, and share their stories of courage.
to start off the Season of hope and goodwill! :)
|Art charms created with more art beads! You can read about them here :)|
Thank you Lisa for creating a blog hop featuring jewelry made with artisan crafted ceramic and lampwork art beads! My new necklace is a new favorite for me -- I love it.
Your hostess: Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist
Mary Govaars, MLH Jewelry Designs
Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes
Kathy Zeigler Lindemer, Bay Moon Design
Laurie Vyselaar, Lefthand Jewelry
Annette Rivers, MamaOwl's Mess
Karin King, The Sparkle Things Blog
Shaiha Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings
Mimi Gardner, Baubles, Beads and Other Curiosities
Dee Alcalde, Agape Creations Jewelry
Kay Thomerson, Kayz Kreationz
Karla Morgan, Texas Pepper Jams
Lori Jean Poppe, Lorillijean Creative Corner
Eleanor Burian Moore, The Charmed Life
Leah Mifflin Tees, My Beady Little Eyes
Terri Wlaschin, Dances in Fog
Sharyl McMillian-Nelson, Sharyl's Jewelry
Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation
Veralynne Malone, Designed by Vera
Linda Aspenson Bergstrom, TBD
Toltec Jewels, Jewel School Friends
Judy Turner, Silver Rains
Gloria Allen, Gloria Allen Designs
Kathleen Douglas, Washoe Kat's
Connie Tipton, TBD
Christie Searle Murrow, Charis Designs Jewelry
Andrea Glick-Zenith, ZenithJade Creations
Michele Dotson, Star Jewels
Chris Eisenberg, Wanderware
Jennifer Clifford, TBD
Kathleen Breeding, 99 Bottles of Beads on the Wall
Molly Alexander, Beautifully Broken Me
Loretta, Loretta's Boutique
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyns Creations
Shirley Moore, Beads and Bread
Bonnie Coursolle, Jasper's Gems
Alice Craddick, Alice's Beads and Baubles