Tag: Jewelry Challenge

Waxed Linen Jewelry Blog Hop

Some time ago I bought some waxed linen cord.  And honestly I had completely forgotten. Thats why when I saw that Diana P. from Suburban Girl Studio, decided to host a jewelry blog hop using waxed linen cord I didn’t think twice to participate.

So, this is my first time using waxed linen cord for my jewelry design.

First Design Waxed Linen Cord

For my first design I used Jade Scott‘s strand connector

First design waxed linen

First Design


And my second design…


Second Piece


For this design I used one of my enameled wire pendant with waxed linen cord and czech bead.



Second Piece


And now my third design…

Third Piece

Here I used a ceramic bird from Back Bay Pottery and enameled beads


Third piece


Third Piece


And thats all for now. 🙂  Hope you like the design.  And don’t forget to visit the others participant’s blogs.



Diana Ptaszynski

Kelsy Vincent

Susan Kennedy

Linda Landig

Kashmira Patel

Jenny Davies-Reazor

Vanessa Gilkes

Sandy Huntress

Kay Thomerson

Sarajo Wentling

Kari Asbury

Rebecca Anderson

Melissa Trudinger

Ann Schroeder

Shai Williams

Blanca Medina

Cheryl Brown

Lori Bowring Michaud

Kelly Morgan

Barbara Bechtel

Kristen Stevens

Heather Boardman

Janet Bocciardi

Kathy Lindemer

Lesley Watt

Susan Kolovson

Jayne Capps

Michelle McCarthy

Cynthia Deis

Karla Morgan

Erin Siegel

Becky Pancake

Kelly Hosford Patterson

Sharyl McMillian-Nelson

Inge von Roos

Carolyn Lawson

Linda Younkman

Sandi Volpe

Toltec Jewels

Michelle Mach

Jen Cameron

Dorothy Winchell

Darlene Mansue

Cory Tompkins


Reveal Day: 8th Bead Soup Blog Party

Welcome to the most exciting Blog Party in the jewelry/artist designer’s industry…. The 8th Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal Date!!!

Today approximately 490 artist and designers enjoy a virtual party when every participant presents their creativity making wonderful jewelry pieces.  And everything is possible thanks to the wonderful lady Lori Anderson.

This is my first Party and it was so remarkable.  For this occasion I have been honor to participate to this Blog Party with my lovely partner Judy Riggs.   We swap beads and want to show you what I sent to her…..

What I sent BSBP
The Soup that I sent to my partner Judy Riggs

And Judy sent me these fabulous beads ……

This is the soup that I received from Judy.

The first thing that I see in these beads was the colors.  So rich and bright that inspire me, not only to make the BSBP final pieces, but also inspired to play with other colors combination for my own designs, like this flower that I made.

Torch Fired Enameled Wire
I create this enameled wire pendant flower, inspired by the colors of the soup.

The other thing is my first time to make pieces with lampwork beads.  I’ve been hoarding some lampwork bead for a while.  I love them but I found that I was having problems to incorporate them to my pieces.  But now I have the wonderful time and opportunity to play with some of them. And what better to do with the beads that Judy sent me!! 🙂

This is what I finally create!! 🙂


BSBP Final Piece Full
First Piece is a Necklace.


Close Up BSBP
One side lampwork beads


Pendant BSBP
Enameled wire with lampwork bead pendant.


Other View BSBP
Rubber links at the other side of the necklace.


Form Wearing Necklace
Full view of the necklace


Bracelet BSBP
Second piece a bracelet with lampwork beads, rubber jump rings and Czech beads.


Bracelet BSBP
A bird toggle clasp.

Don’t forget what Judy Riggs create with what I sent her.  Visit her blog here.


Want to see what the others artist/designers create?  Click here:


Thank You so much for stopping by! 🙂




AJE April Component of the Month Reveal

I’m thrilled!! Today I am joining in with the Art Jewelry Elements Component of the Month and I was one of the lucky winner of one of those beautiful button clasp made by the fabulous artist Lesley Watt from THEA  Elements.

(Estoy muy emocionada!!  Hoy formo parte del challenge de Art Jewelry Elements Component of the Month.  Afortunadamente fui una de las ganadoras de uno de esto hermosos botones creados por la artista Lesley Watt the THEA ELEMENTS.)


Art Jewelry Elements Monthly Challenge


It’s very special when you received a component of a wonderful and very talent artist like Lesly.  And at the same time, generate a little bit of pressure because you want to exalt how special is.  Here is the button clasp that I received from Lesley:

(Es super especial cuando recibes un componente de una artista tan talentosa como Lesley y a la vez te genera un poco de presión, porque deseas exaltar a traves de tu pieza lo especial que es.  Lesley me envio este hermoso botón.)


My Button Clasp
The Button Clasp

Initially I thought to create a bracelet, but indeed I wish to create a piece where the button clasp was the protagonist.  So finally I decided to create a long necklace where the button clasp was the focal bead or pendant.  Here is what I finally create.

(Inicialmente, me senti tentada en crear un pulsera, pero internamente deseaba crear una pieza en donde el boton sea el protagonista central de todo el conjunto.  Por lo que finalmente decidi crear con el un collar y que el boton sea el punto focal.  Esto fue los que finalmente diseñé:)



Final 2
My Design


I decided to create a enameled wire pendant where I could “insert” the button clasp in the center.  In that way, both the wire pendant and the button be the perfect focal pendant.  Later, I add some Czech flowers at the back with some wax linen cord, copper chain with Czech seed beads and a little yellow enameled bird.

(Decidi crear una base en alambre esmaltado y a su vez logre insertar el boton en el centro.  Asi el boton junto con el alambre esmaltado se convirtieron en el conjunto perfecto de un focal pendant.  Utilize ademas unas pequenas flores checas que cuelgan en la parte posterior, junto con czech seed beads colgando en la cadena y una pequena ave esmaltada en color amarillo.  Basta con decir que es la primera vez que trabajo con una cerradura en forma de boton.  Ademas de ser un reto super especial)



Super Closeup
Button and Enameled Wire


Bird Closeup
Enameled Birdie


Other Closeup
My Design

Thanks to Lesley Watt and whole team of AJE for allowing me to participate in such an exciting challenge and be in the company of such a talented group of artists and designers. I wish you many blessings and success in your work. I invite you to visit the others partners blog.

(Gracias a Lesley Watt y a equipo completo de AJE por permitirme participar en tan emocionante reto y estar acompanada de tan talentoso grupo de artistas y disenadoras. Les deseo muchas bendiciones y exito en su trabajo. Les invito a que visiten el resto de los blogs de los participantes.)


Johana Nunez – This is me!! 🙂
Leah Curtis
Perri Jackson

AJE Team
Lesley Watt
Keirsten Giles
Caroline Dewison
Rebekah Payne
Jjenny Davies-Reazor
Jen Cameron
Diana Ptaszynski
Kristen Stevens
Francesca Watson
Melissa Meman
Linda Landig
Sue Kennedy


AJE Component of the Month Challenge


Thanks for your visit! 🙂

(Gracias por visitar mi pagina.) 🙂

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