I was thinking about putting each separate thing in 3 separate posts today but then I figured some readers probably only come once through the day and would most likely miss the additional 2 posts. So I thought I'd lump it all into one!
First on the agenda... As you may have read on some other blogs the past few days, I was involved in a Charm/Bead swap that was organized by Lynn Davis. A VERY BIG THANK YOU TO LYNN for planning everything, her very generous contribution to the swap, PLUS extras! And for being the one to collect them all and send them out, and the awesome fabric bag she handmade. Lynn , you really went above and beyond in this fun project and I thank you from the bottom of my beady heart!
Here is the bag that Lynn made. So cute!
Here are the charms that I received. The ladies involved were:
Heather of Humblebeads
Erin of Every Heart Crafts
Cristi of 2ifbySea
Lisa of Lucid Moon Studio
The swap was inspired by A Charming Exchange which I have in my collection and draw inspiration from all the time. It's a great book if you have a chance to pick it up, do so!
Now we play! We each use the charms in pieces of jewelry and blog our little hearts out. Click the participants links to see their charms and some of them have started creating already!
#2 on my agenda for today. I wanted to share with you some more of my watercolors. These are pieces that I did while I took my Watercolors class at Pratt. It was a great class and I hope to take it again soon. I made this little slide show for your viewing pleasure but it wouldn't work. darn it. SO, here are some pics. You can see the rest on my flickr page.
And finally #3.
I created this necklace last night while watching an episode of Friday Night Lights on my laptop. Inspired by my little owl watercolor, this piece features one of the Green Girl Studios bronze coins that I was lucky enough to purchase from them. A beautiful owl coin!
I paired this rich bronze coin with some bronze seed beads, faceted nuggets of Sodalite, some iridescent glass seed beads, and a couple of strands of brass cable chain. I made the toggle by had and hammered it a bit on my bench block. I like how it turned out. Very rustic. I wish Vintaj Brass had smaller size toggle clasps like this. Yes, it's listed on ETSY! Better snatch it up quick before I change my mind and decide to keep it.
Time to go to work!
Have a good Friday Ya'll!