New Challenges for April

Abril está llenito de cosas buenas!!  Para empezar, acabo recibir la cerradura que me gané en el Blog de AJE durante el pasado mes de marzo.

April is full of good things and new challenges!!.  First, today I received the button clasp that from Art Jewelry Elements for the monthly challenge.  One of these is mine…. 🙂 

 

Art Jewelry Elements Monthly Challenge

 

Si, uno de esos hermosos botones me fue regalado para participar en el challenge de este mes de abril.  Con él crearé una hermosa pieza que les estaré mostrando el próximo 30 de abril.  Otro reto…. bueno, añadir nuevos elementos a mi tienda de Etsy.  En donde estoy añadiendo nuevos componentes para diseñadores (as) de joyería.

And for April 30 I’ll show you what I finally create for that challenge!!  Second challenge, well I’ll be adding more and new components for my Etsy shop.  

Collage Mini shop update

 

Y para continuar con los retos y las cosas buenas  para el mes de Abril…. que mejor que mi amado esposo cumple años! Así que hay que celebrar en grande también.

And finally, but not less important, is my Lovely Husband Birthday…. Yeah!  So we have to celebrate!!!!!

Ah…. y no olviden que para el 3 de mayo estaré mostrando finalmente mis piezas creadas para el 8th Bead Soup Party.  La receta está excelente. 🙂

Nos vemos!! 🙂

Oh, and don’t forget the reveal day of the 8th Bead Soup Party.  May 3rd is an important day, but thats for May so…. is other challenge!!

Until the next time!! 🙂

Flowers… My Inspiration

Sometime ago I took these flowers pictures with my Iphone…

Tiny Rose for my Garden

Pom Pom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One is from my garden and another from my Mother’s garden.  I am particularly attracted by nature and most of the time are my inspiration.  Sometimes, when I see beautiful flowers, I took a picture with my phone and share them through ArtIncendi Facebook;  with a special message for my followers.

But for these occasion I get more inspire and create these lovely flower with wire.

Torch Fired Enameled Wire

These lovely flower can be used like pendant or connector.

NeckLace

I made some wonderful beads sets with more flowers and they are available at my Esty Shop.

Flower Bead Set

Thanks for stopping by 🙂

8th Bead Soup Blog Party: My soup has arrived

Yay!!  My soup from my partner Judith Riggs has arrived!!! Everything was packed so gently and delightful!!!

Opening My  Soup :)

When I opened every single box, more excitement!!! The combination of colors, the delicate and elegant of the beads… absolutely gorgeous!!!

BSBP Open :)

All the beads and the components are completely new for me and I’ve never worked before….  Something completely out of the box!!

Did you see the rubber rings….. and the “snow flakes”?   Oh, those lovely lampworked beads!!!! 🙂

Bead Soup Blog Party

Lovely! 🙂

Bead Soup Blog Party

A lot of ideas rounding my head right now…that I need to start making the designs…..

I have to go… see you on my next post!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

New Beads Sets in Art Incendi Etsy Shop

During this weekend, I was making several beads sets with the themes of spring and… why not,  summer.  I love all the seasons of the year, but spring and summer are my favorites.

Oh!!!  I have to be honest, right here in Puerto Rico, we don’t have a “seasons transitions”.  Living in the caribbean has its advantages!! 🙂

All beads sets are available in Esty.

HandMade enameled Bird

 

This is little bird was cut by hand from a copper sheet and then enameled using a torch fired; by hand too.

Enameled Brass Sea HorseThis set is a enameled sea horse brass stamping.

Brass See Shell EnameledThis set is a enameled sand dollar.

Enameled Brass Butterfly

A lovely enameled brass butterfly.

Under the Sea 3

And finally, this set is a enameled brass sea shell.

Thanks for your visit.

8th Bead Soup Blog Party: and my partner is….

Did you remember my post about 8th Bead Soup Blog Party?  Well, the past saturday Lori published the second group of participants with their partners.  And guess what…. I  have my partner!!!! Yay!!!!

My partner is Judith Riggs a lovely lady who have a lot of experience making jewelry and have been participate previous BSBParties, so that gives me a lot of confidence.

Judith is from Martinsburg, West Virginia and she works mostly with amazing lampworked beads in brightly colors.   You can see it in her Etsy Shop.

JudithRiggs

That’s one of the reasons why I decided to participate to the BSBP; the fun way and the unique opportunity to meet new people who love what you love… It’s Fabulous!!!

Here’s a photo of what Judith made for the past party.

Beadsoup Group Judith

And… for this party this is what I sent to  Judith today!!!

Venus!!!!

Oops sorry… 🙂

Really!!! Well this one of the fun part.   I’m going to show you later once Judith see them first….

Stay Tuned!! 🙂

Cuando se trabaja en lo que te apasiona/When working in what you love

El pasado sábado, pasé todo el día en casa de mis padres.  Allí estaba mi esposo junto a mi Papá arreglando el auto a mi sobrina.   Y por supuesto, como tengo fiebre tomando fotos (y como a muchos de nosotros nos gustan 🙂 ) llevé la cámara conmigo.

Last Saturday, I spent all day at my parents’ house. My husband was there with my dad fixing the car to my niece. And of course, as I have a fever for taking photos, I took the camera with me.

Narcisos

Ese fin de semana estuvo el bisnieto de mis padres, el gran Joviel.  A quien amamos muchísimo.  Aproveché y le tomé también varias fotos aunque, créanme tomar fotos a niños es un poco complicado…..NO SE ESTAN QUIETOS!!!

That weekend was the  grandson of my parents, the great Joviel. Who we love very much.  I also took several pictures but believe me take photos of children is a bit tricky.

Jovi

No puedo negar que pasé un día lleno de mucha nostalgia.  Especialmente porque días antes, mi Papá estuvo hospitalizado por síntomas de un ataque cardiaco que, Gracias a Dios no pasó a ser más que un enorme susto. 

I can’t deny that I spent many a day full of nostalgia. Especially since days ago, my Dad was hospitalized for symptoms of a heart attack, thank God not only became a huge scare.

Papi/Daddy

En lo que José, Papi… y por supuesto el gran Joviel “trabajaban” en el auto de mi sobrina, me dediqué a explorar parte del taller de mi Padre.  Hasta que me topé con esta gran mesa desorganizada de las herramientas.  “Qué haces?  Estás asombrada con mi organización!”  Me dice Papi cuando estoy tomando las fotos.

As Jose, Daddy … and of course the great Joviel “worked” in the car, I took my time to explore the workshop of my Father. Until I came across with this great tool disorganized table. “What are you doing? You are surprised at my organization! ” my father said.

Daddy and Jovi

Ja! yo me río porque de organizado, nada que ver!!! Pero cuando capté la foto desde otro punto de vista me hizo reflexionar.

Ha!, I laugh because of organized, nothing to do! But when I picked up the photo from another point of view made ​​me think.

Herramientas/Tools

El próximo domingo, 9 de marzo mi amado Padre cumplirá 71 años.  A parte de que no los aparenta, es sorprendente ver cómo aun con mucho ánimo continúa trabajando.  No es la primera vez que nos ha hecho correr al Hospital con varios sustos del corazón… bueno, en total en cuatro ocasiones desde el 2000.  Y le hemos dicho en repetidas ocasiones que por favor, baje la intensidad pero no nos hace caso.

The next Sunday, March 9th my dear Father will be 71.  He looks great and  it’s amazing how even with much spirit continues to work. Not the first time made ​​us run to the Hospital with heart attacks symptoms … well, in total four times since 2000. And we have said repeatedly that please lower the intensity but he doesn’t  listen to us.

GT3

Recuerdo que en una ocasión estaba sentado en la mesa comiendo, estábamos todos reunidos hablando del trabajo, las situaciones que están ocurriendo hoy día en nuestro país y lo frustrada que se encuentran muchas personas en la actualidad con sus respectivos trabajos.  Y recuerdo muy bien que mi Padre dijo “Es que uno debe trabajar en lo que te apasiona….”

I remember,  sitting at the table eating, we were all together talking about the work,situations that are happening today in our country and how many people are frustrated with their work.  And I remember very well that my Father said “You must work at what you love ….”

Y ahora que estoy viendo esta foto, entiendo porqué mi amado Padre aun trabaja.  Porque él trabaja en lo que lo apasiona.

And now I’m seeing this photo, I understand why my beloved Father still working. Because he works in what he are passionate about.

Vintage Tools

“Cuando el trabajo es un placer, la vida es un disfrute. Cuando el trabajo es un deber, la vida es esclavizante”  Maxim Gorky

“When work is a pleasure, life is a joy. When work is a duty, life is slavish” Maxim Gorky

Muchos estamos en esa búsqueda.

Many are in that search.

Practice, practice and more practice

The other day, I was practicing for my photography class.  Honestly, sometimes I feel like…. “I don’t know what the h*@# I’m doing!!!”  My Professor says that takes time and a lot of practicing to get that all the information be recorded in your brain.  And he says “You’re doing right.  Just peace yourself and enjoy what your’e doing.”

So, I take his word…. Here’s some pictures… Enjoy!!!

ImageKitty

Venus WalkingMy Lovely Venus…. walking to the “camera”

VenusVenus

Barranquitas, Puerto Rico

This is the “Downtown” of Barranquitas, Puerto Rico

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