Bead Peeps Swap N Hop 2016 Reveal Day

Finally the day is here… Reveal Day! :-)  First of all is you want to read the first part of this story click here to meet my lovely partner Kari Asbury from Hippie Chick Design.  So first of all I want to show you what I sent to Kari….

Bead Peeps Swap N Hop

Bead Peeps Swap N Hop

First of all, I create a summer theme for Kary.  I design the mermaid clasp with some pearls and corals and some starfish like clasp and earrings or connectors.  Additionally I create a teardrop pure copper chain, add some czech beads and enameled beads.  Everything in bright and joyful colors.

Now, I want to show you what Kari sent me :-)

Bead Peeps Swap n Hop 2016

 

Beads Peeps Swap N Hop 2016

 

Immediately I received my beads I fall in love with everything.  The wood and the ceramic beads colors are just perfect.  The first bead that catch my eyes was the wood beads with Alice in wonderland theme.  I personally enjoy and love Alice in wonderland story; mostly, the recently Disney movie.

And here are the photos of what I create!

 

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Bead Peeps Swap N Hop

 

Bead Peeps Swap N HopI really had fun working with the beads.  I feel free when I use fabrics, leather, ceramic beads and copper wire.  I love to add whimsy touches for every design.

 

Well, I hope you enjoy this post.  Please don’t forget to visit the Kari’s blog to see what she create with the beads I sent to her.

See until the next time. :-)

Bead Peeps Swap N Hop 2016… Introducing My Partner


It’s time to get things running and a new blog hop is here. The Bead Peeps Swap N Hope 2016. This blog hop is hosted by Linda Arderson from Cherry On Top Designs. And for this year my partner is the sweet lady Kari Asbury from Hippie Chick Jewelry & Designs.  Here are some of the beautiful jewelry designs that Kari create.

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To meet each other a little bit more, we answered some guide questions that Linda gave us for this challenge.  And look what Kari answered.

Why or how did you get started making jewelry?
I started making beaded wine and champagne glasses as gifts in 2000. I really enjoyed working with beads so I started to try a few simple stringing techniques. My business officially started in 2003 and shortly after that I discovered my true love, ART beads! I also started to move away from simple stringing into more wire wrapping and mix-media techniques.

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What style(s) of jewelry do you like to make?
I really like to experiment…my creativity is driven mostly by my mood. I think my work would best be described as bohemian with a bit of rustic style mixed in.

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What materials do you prefer to use (and which ones do you avoid?
I will experiment with any type of materials except seed beads…I only use them for filler once in a while in large holed beads. Otherwise I am game to try any materials.

What techniques do you prefer (and are there any you don’t like)?
I love to try new techniques! I often look for new things to try in my jewelry to keep things fresh and keep my muse creative. I don’t do any seed beads, bead weaving or wire weaving…tried it, hated it!

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What colors do you use most, and which do you run screaming from?
I really love all colors. I enjoy trying new color variations and tend to make a point to find ways to use a color if I feel especially challenged by it. I do tend to gravitate towards purples, greens and blues. Those would be my absolute favorites to work with.

 

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Other random trivia:
I am a wife and mother of 2 grown children. I am also mom to several dogs and 2 cats…and I say mom because they are part of the family! I love to create, learn, spend time with family and cooking and baking…homemade cheesecake…YUM!

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I really enjoy this interview… don’t you? and every single photo of those beautiful designs that Kari create.  Delight yourself seeing beautiful design and supporting her job clicking here.  See on my next post revealing what Kari send me and what I create.

See ya’ll

 

Spring Earrings

Hello my friends! Today I want to show you a new design. Yes, earrings!

Butterflies ear wires

 

I feel more confortable creating bracelets and necklaces. But for this occasion, I decided to create this design. The main reason why I create it is for a basic metalsmith class I took with Monique Michel, a local artist with more than 30 years in the jewelry design industry. And it was one of the most pleasant experiences I’ve had.

Spring EarringsThe butterflies are made of brass ( I cute them out by hand, using a jewelers saw) and soldered to a 20ga half hard sterling silver wire. And finally, add czech beads.  I like them so much :)  What you do think?

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Take photos to earrings it’s a little bit tricky and I know I need a little bit more of practice.  But that’s a topic for another day. :)

Spring Earrings

 

I’m planning to add some earwires to my next Etsy shop update, that will be March 31, 2016 @ 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Art Bead Scene March Challenge

For first time, I’m participating to the Art Bead Scene March Challenge. Look what’s my motivation…. :-)

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“Still Life with Pussy Willows” is the name of this beautiful painting, create by Taisia K. Afonina a well renowned Russian Artist.   This is kind of painting that I love and enjoy most, specially for the flowers, the colours and that feeling of a peaceful home. It’s a reminder that spring has arrive with colours, flowers and birds.

And talking about colours, here’s the color pallet for this challenge.

march16absJust perfect! :)  Beautiful color combination. Now.. I initially told you that I’m participating for this challenge, right?  ABS, has two categories; jewelry entries and beads.  And I design one art bead, in two different color for this challenge and a bracelet.

Let’s see first the art beads..

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ABS March Challenge

 

ABS March ChallengeLovely! Right?  A create another with a dusty teal color.

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ABS March Challenge

Those are my art beads entries for the challenge.  And now, I want to show you my jewelry design..

ABS March Challenge Bracelet
Spring is Here – Brass Bird Bracelet Connector
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Bracelet with Art Beads
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Fabric from Liberty of Haberdashery
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Caroline Dewison Ceramic and Lampwork Beads
ABS March Challenge Bracelet
Caroline Dewison ceramic and lampwork beads
ABS March Challenge Bracelet
Torch Fire Enamelled Bead

This is my beautiful bracelet made with wire, art beads and a lovely bird connector. I create this design with art ceramic and lampwork beads from Caroline Dewison – Blueberribeads (I’ve been hoarding those beads for a long time ago) Beautiful and unique fabric from Liberty Haberdashery and some of my enamelled beads with my signature bird bracelet conector, made of brass.

Well, this is all for now.  I hope you had fun! :)

See you, until the next post!

(If you wan to know a little bit more about Art Bead Scene Blog and their monthly challenges click here)

It’s Time To Take The Leap

So loooooong time.  But honestly things start to change around here…….  I feel right now a little bit overwhelmed, and when I start to feel that way I used to visit Pinterest.  Looking for some inspirational images.  And I want to share with you what I find…

 

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And finally this one, that it has a link to a wonderful post… Enjoy

 

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Bead Peeps Swap N Hop Reveal Date

Today is the reveal day of the Bead Peeps Swap Hop.  Today approximately 90 artits and designers enjoy a virtual party when every participant presents their creativity making wonderful jewelry pieces.  And everything is possible thanks to our wonderful hostess Linda Anderson.

For this party I have been honor to participate with my lovely partner Nan Smith.   We swap beads and want to show you what I sent to her…..

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Flowers Head Pins
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Bird Pendant
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Leaf Clasp
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Enameled beads and Czech beads

 

And Nan sent me these fabulous beads….

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Nan Beads

I use to work with bright like purples, pinks and light greens.  And for this occasion, Nan sent me a more earthy green colors.  But I really love, and enjoy to work and create my pieces.

Now my designs….

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Bracelet with Mykonos and skinny spike beads
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Clasp… Dream
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Necklace with Nan’s polymer clay beads
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My enameled beads
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A polymer clay lovely bead, made by Nan
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I love polymer clay beads.
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Polymer clay bird
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Necklace
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Aegean skinny spike beads earrings
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Bronzy Scales by Scorched Earth on Etsy
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Czech glass leaf beads
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Czech glass beads
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Hope you enjoy my designs.  Please visit Nan’ blog to see what she create with the beads I sent her.

And see the others designers and artist blogs here…

http://fromthebeadboard.blogspot.com/2015/04/2015-partner-list.html

Until the next time! :)

 

Finally….. They Are Here :-)

I’m so happy!! :-)  Finally the beads that my fabulous partner Nan Smith, has arrived from Canada.  Here is what she sent me….

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I love the color combination of everything. And Nan is so sweet, and she sent me a lovely postcard with the Canada Flag and a lot of stickers with the same theme!! And to be more excited, Nan sent me a lovely pair of earrings just for me!!!!

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Thank You so much Nan!  :)  But , let me show you what I sent to Nan

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Please, don’t forget the reveal day; May 2, 2015.  And you can see the designs :)

Succulents…My Passion

A few months ago, I created an account on Pinterest; just for looking gardening and terrace ideas for a home project that my husband and I want to start.  And, you know… you start to looking there and “pinned” that and…. with a magical moment I find my first picture with that green, rigid, tiny, stunning plant.

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How To Display Succulents: 30 Cute Examples (www.digsdigs.com)

 

I was so in love with that plant that immediately I download the image to my phone.  I have a good friend who owned a plant nursery business in my hometown.  So, few days later I visited her and show the picture.  She said “Oh, Succulents, follow me..”  And immediately I was in heaven…. :)

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Jardin Luriam, Aibonito Puerto Rico

 

And my passion begins…..

The other day I purchased a planter that it was in sale on Marshalls.  And look what happened when I arrived at home with my NEW planter.

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What can I say….. You have to love them!!!!!!!!! :)  So, when I could removed my cat…… I  finally can put my succulents and decorate them…

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You can see, I decorate with some beach rocks (like a zen garden), sea shells, moss (that I found in my garden) and a piece of a wood stick.

And….. in honor to Miso my cat, I add a “cat” decoration..

 

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Pinterest have a lot of ideas with succulents, that sometimes its overwhelming.  But, if you like succulents,  I want to share with you some photos of other blog posts that help me to create some of the arrangements that I have at home….

How to propagate them?  In this web page, Sunset.com can show you how.

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Sunset.com

 

In Ruffled.com you can learn how to create stunning centerpiece… like mines :)

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Ruffled.com

If you are more visual, like me…. you can create a terrarium like this one….

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Succulents Terrarium – www.huffingtonpost.com

Or…. you can follow my Succulents Pinterest Board and you can access a lot of info… I promise.  :)

See you next time :)

 

 

My Partner for the Bead Peeps Swap and Hop

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I signed up to a new challenge The Bead Peeps Swap and Hop; hosted by a wonderful Facebook group that I really enjoy so much.  Recently the partners was announced and I have the honor to be paired with a wonderful and super talented lady Nan Smith.

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Nan Smith Jewelry Etsy Shop – Rustic, bohemian style earrings

 

Nan is from Canada and she is the host of My Country Blog Hop, that I participated the last year and really enjoyed.  She has been making jewelry for 4 years and recently start to making beads and components in polymer clay.  Now she said, she is addicted to polymer clay!  I think everybody has something to be addicted or feel in love with.

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Nan’s Polymer Clay Beads

 

Nan worked as a nurse for 38 years and now she is retired.  So she have good time to make polymer clay beads and beautiful jewelry…. and may the Lord gives her much more :)

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Nan Polymer Clay Head Pins

I didn’t visit Canada yet (who know… someday) but I always remember an oral report that I have to make for school.  And the first time that I saw the flag of Canada, I fall in love with that beautiful maple leaf.   I don’t know why; but the image always comes to my mind.

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Canada Flag, Nan’s Country

 

 

Thats all for now, but stay tuned to my next post.  I’ll been “showing” what I’ll be sending to my lovely partner but Shhhhhhh!!!  she does not find out. It will be a secret between us!! :))))

Last Etsy Shop Update for 2014!!!

Coquí….. Wow!!!! It has been a while since my last post :(  So, I think it’s time to put the things in place and start to writing again.  A lot of things happened during this time (and I like to share in another post)  But for now I want to show you my last Etsy shop for this year!!

You may notice a few changes… Yeah, I change the background for the pictures and I incorporate new techniques :)

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Art Incendi

 

Thank you so much for stopping by !!  Mery Xmas and Happy New Year!! :)

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