Friday, November 15, 2019

And the Winner of the Giveaway Is...


Angi Mullis!

Congratulations! I will be in touch with you to get your information so that I can send you your prize.


Thank you so much to everyone who entered! And thank you to everyone who comes by to read about my beading creations... I truly appreciate each and every one of you.

Have a wonderful day, everyone!

Day 15: We're All Ears Reveal

I made two pairs of earrings for today! They also just so happen to work for today's We're All Ears reveal as well. :) 

This month's We're All Ears challenge, as put forward by the talented Erin Prais-Hintz, was to make earrings based on names produced by Random Name Generators. It is a wonderful idea, and the sample list she provided definitely got my brain creating:


I ended up picking two of those prompts--although, honestly, I want to go back and do them all. 

So! Here is what I came up with:


Obsidian Queen




Violet Shadow



I am trying to articulate the creative process that went into making these pairs... Unfortunately, since I'm fighting off a cold, all I can think of right now is to say that they felt right. Still, hopefully you can see glimpses of the inspiration as well!

Thanks for stopping by today to see what I made... Have a wonderful day, everyone!


Thursday, November 14, 2019

Day 14: Jingle Bells

I'm helping my best friend put up their Christmas tree today, so I thought I'd make something appropriate to wear while doing so:



Jingle Bells!

I even made a matching necklace this morning, as I was getting ready. *grin* (Didn't get pictures of that one, though... I'll try to remember to do so later.) 

It's a yearly tradition we have: putting up the tree, eating lasagna, listening to Christmas music, laughing a lot. Hurray for festivities and friends, and enjoying each others' company.

Have a wonderful day, everyone!

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

P.S. Two Days Left in the Giveaway!

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Day 13: No Beads

My mini-challenge for myself was to make today's earrings without any beads.

...wire and trellis yarn to the rescue!



I've been wanting to play around with making more shaped wire components for my jewelry, and figured this was the perfect excuse to do so. What can I say? My new bail making pliers are my friend. :)

Thanks for stopping by today... Have a wonderful day, everyone!

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Day 12: Bling!

I'm super tired today, so I did not get complicated when making today's earrings. 

Instead, I just picked some chunky faceted glass teardrops/briolettes I had in my stash, and let them speak for themselves:



The glass is actually clear, but the coating on the back gives them a lovely AB finish.

So, there you go. Those are today's earrings. And now it's time for a nap. Or at least more coffee.

Have a wonderful day, everyone!

Monday, November 11, 2019

Day 11: Coffee Time

This morning, as I was on the way out the door to meet a friend for coffee, I was inspired to make these earrings:


What can I say--they seemed whimsically appropriate. :)


Oh, and another fun fact--the coffee cups on the charms actually spin! They were part of this month's Bargain Bead Box, and I think they're just delightful. 

It's supposed to snow here tonight, so I'm debating another warm beverage for the evening. Who know... I might even make more coffee-inspired earrings.

Thanks so much for stopping by today... Have a wonderful day, everyone! Stay warm! :)

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Day 10: Purple Tassels

I had a bit more time to devote to crafty things today, so I decided to make some tassel earrings.

And I decided to make them purple, because why not?

Here's the result to my efforts:



I am very happy with how they turned out. I mean, purple is my favorite color; I always enjoy playing with it... and, well, you know me and tassels. :)

Thanks for stopping by today... Happy Sunday, everyone!