January 5, 2011

Put to work


I designed a few things with the bezels that I filled with resin the other day. They are nice and dry- and I was so excited to be able to bead with them last night. This first necklace above features wood, silver, turquoise nuggets and various artist beads: Barbara Lewis, Elaine Ray, Golem Studios, and Sue Beads. The beauty of this piece is, it can be work any which way- the clasp looks great at the front, side, or at the back!

This bracelet features maps of Spain, in Tierra cast copper bezel connectors. I linked them together with brass jumprings and wire wrapped lampwork glass from Blue Seraphim and Loupiac. The closure is a Vintaj Brass lobster clasp and I included one of my little signature owl tags.


This necklace features a large bezel clasp from MissFickleMedia, that I filled with decorative paper. Instead of hiding at the back of the necklace, I used it as the focal and dangle charms (chalcedony brios and a heart charm) on one end, and attached the copper chain to the other end. The wire wrapped bead is a lampwork glass lovely from Pinocean.

I still have a few more clasps yet to use, and will show them once they turn into something. Tune in tomorrow for a sneak peek of MONDAY's FusionBeads reader challenge. Get ready to leave your links with your projects!
The reveal date is MONDAY not Friday- like I previously posted. Sorry! Clearly I need a new wall calendar in my office!
If you don't have your beads in time, just post your pics when you can! no worries!

12 comments:

  1. I love how those came out. great pieces!

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  2. Thanks for sharing the progression of these lovely pieces!

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  3. The Spain bracelet is amazing. I love it.

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  4. Gorgeous pieces! I love them all. I ordered my Fusion beads stuff the day you put up details on here but my beads still haven't arrived :-( maybe next time you could give us internationals heads up a bit sooner, I would love to play along! You live and learn, eh?! I am very much looking forward to seeing what everybody else got up to however!

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  5. Love the travel bracelet and also the heart necklace. You really think "outside the box". Great job!

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  6. Betty S.1/05/2011

    Hmm...guess I missed something. Thought the reveal date was the 10th, Monday. Still haven't received my order yet either. hope it comes soon.

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  7. Betty! I'm sorry- yes you are right. the reveal date is monday the 10th. I updated the post. if you dont have your beads in time, just post pics when you have time, leave me a link when its posted. no worries.

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  8. Your pieces turned out beautifully - the first one is my favorite! Great job!

    :-) Molly

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  9. I love all of them! Great work:)

    I am still waiting for my order from Fusion Beads. Hope it comes by Saturday.

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  10. Oh, I love the map bracelet! So cute!

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  11. Your resin bezels look quite at home in your stunning designs. Happy creating...

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  12. As always, thanks for the mention. You've been quite busy. Can't wait to read your interview in Bead Trends. I have a single piece in the magazine, so I just received my copies today.

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