Sunday, December 11, 2016

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!


Thursday, December 1, 2016

Art Elements November Component of the Month with Kristie Roeder

And it's time for another Component of the Month with Art Elements.  This month we had a guest contributor - Kristie Roeder of Artisan Clay.  Even though I didn't get chosen to use one of the components she gave away, I had one in my stash that I had recently reclaimed from an unsold necklace, so I decided to play along!

As usual, I did not take a photo of the piece before I used it.  But really, did you expect me to?

I really enjoy the zen I get from bead weaving, so I decided that's what I was going to do with this ceramic ring.  However, the hole in the middle presented a dilemma to me.  I had seen Jennifer Cameron made a piece and filled in the hole with a perfectly sized czech bead; however, I didn't have any.  I did, however, have this lucite flower bead, and I used a small czech flower in the middle, and a size 15 cobalt bead to hold it all in place! 
I have these awesome black necklace blanks so I decided to make the loops to simply string on one of them.  I have to get better at my loops - not sure what happened to those skills, they must have left my brain!

Please check out what everyone else made with their Kristie Roeder creations!


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