Tag: handcrafts

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.

ABS March Challenge

 

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
ABS March Challenge Bracelet
Fabric from Liberty of Haberdashery
ABS March Challenge Bracelet
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)

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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Bracelet
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Clasp… Dream
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Bracelet
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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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Second Bracelet
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Czech glass beads
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Bracelet

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!! :))))

Nature and Culture : My Country blog hop

I’m a little bit late!  But thank God I’m Here!

Nan Smith, a Canadian bead blogger is hosting the My Country blog today.  The challenge is to use our country as a inspiration. My lovely country is Puerto Rico and, like all of the countries of the world, have a lot of places, views, etc. to get inspired.

I normally mention that I always get inspired by nature.  My hometown is Aibonito and locally is known as “The City of the Flowers”

For this blog hop I want to show some of photos of flowers and how I get inspired to create enameled components for jewelry.

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Green Enameled Flower

I love birdies, and I live surrounded of lovely birds.  Here is a photo of one of our local birds and how I made a lovely toggle clasp.

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And to finish this blog hop, I want to share with you my version of the “Three Wise Men”  or  “Los Tres Reyes Magos”

 

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We celebrate The Three Wise Men day on January 6.  Some people said that we have the longest christmas season in the world.  We start to celebrating on Thanksgiving Day until January 6.

Thank you so much for visit my blog….. And now; I invite you to visit the rest of the participants…..

 

Hostess: Nan Smith (Canada)                      wirednan.blogspot.ca

Ana (Portugal)                                                 acbeads.blogspot.ca

Rita (Orlando)                                                 JewelSchoolFriends.com

Dini (The Netherlands)                                 angazabychanges.blogspot.nl

Robin Reed (Indiana)                                    willowdragon.blogspot.com

Lilik Kristiana (Indonesia )                          pcbylik.blogspot.com

Karla Morgan (Texas)                                    texaspepperjams.blogspot.com

Karen Mitchell (South Australia)                www.overthemoon-design.com

Jayne Capps (Oklahoma)                              mamasgottodoodle.blogspot.com

Melissa Trudinger (Australia)                      beadrecipes.wordpress.com

Johana Nunez (Puerto Rico)                         artincendi.com  (This is Me 🙂

Kepi (Alberta)                                                   kepirasmussen.blogspot.ca

Deb Fortin (Ontario)                                       studiok24.blogspot.ca

Divya (India)                                                     jewelsofsayuri.com

Tammy Adams (Arizona)                               paisleylizard.com/blog.html

Kay Thomerson (Texas)                                 kayzkreationz.blogspot.com

Bairozan (Bulgaria)                                         bairozan.blogspot.ca

Carolyn’s Creations                                         carolynscreationswa.blogspot.com

Lecia Woessner (New Orleans)                    copperroses.blogspot.com

Linda A. (Wash. D.C.                                      FromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com

Inge Van Roos (California)                            ingetraud.wordpress.com

Natalie (New Zealand)                                   http://www.northshoredays.com

Lori Schneider                                                 beadaddicted.blogspot.com

Mary Harding (New York)                            maryhardingjewelrybeadblog.blogspot.com

Bouchra Rebai (Algeria)                                bouchrarebai.wordpress.com

Michelle McCarthy (Florida )                       Fireflydesignstudio.blogspot.com

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.

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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.

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

Venus!!!!

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

Stay Tuned!! 🙂

8th Bead Soup Blog Party

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Finalmente, ya tengo la oportunidad para participar en el 8vo Bead Soup Blog Party!!!  Y… en qué consiste este evento?  Pues bien, les explico…

(Finally, I have the opportunity to participate in the 8th Bead Soup Blog Party! And. .. what this event? Well, let me explain …)

Este evento es creado por Lory Ardenson, diseñadora de joyería radicada en los Estados Unidos y se lleva a cabo una vez al año.  Cada participante es asignado a una pareja, quienes individualmente crea una “receta” de materiales para crear prendas que más adelante intercambian.  Finalmente, cada participante crea las piezas con los materiales que recibieron y…. ¡Tadaaaa! se postean en el blog  el día de la presentación o “Reveal Day”

(This event is create by Lory Ardenson, a jewelry designer from the United States.  This a once a year event where the participants are paired.  Then they send a quality package of beads to one another and make one or more pieces of jewelry with those beads.  Later, all the participants post their creations on the reveal day.)

Este es el octavo año en que se realiza esta actividad y, para mí será el primer año en participar 🙂  Por lo que les invito a que conozcan cómo va desarrollándose el evento, quién será mi compañera (o) y cómo luciran las piezas.  Si desea saber más información sobre este evento o desea participar, visite la página www.beadsoupblogparty.com
(This is the eighth year this event is held.  For me, its gonna be the first time!!! So, stay tune for the next days to see how is going.  If you like to read more information about this event or want to participate visit www.beadsoupblogparty.com )

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