WooHoo, I won Lorelei Eurto's book giveaway of the new "MARCIA DECOSTER PRESENTS" which is available on Amazon (click HERE).Bohemian-Inspired Jewelry: 50 Designs Using Leather, Ribbon and Cords by Lorelei Eurto and Erin Siegel" which is filled with inspiring designs. Lorelei's book can also be purchased on Amazon HERE. I am a big fan of Lorelei's blog (click HERE) where her sidebar has links to her Etsy shop (click HERE) and her web store (click HERE). She is also on Pinterest (click HERE) and Facebook (click HERE). She has more social media links on her sidebar (Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, etc.) to make it easy to keep up with her. Thank you Lorelei.
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Sunday, March 2, 2014
HERE). That ugly container on the left has been my brush cleaner for the past 17 years; just can't part with it. I used acrylics and some Rub & Buff to highlight the crosses. I use a very light spritz of PYMII as a sealant.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Monday, February 24, 2014
Friday, February 21, 2014
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Saturday, February 15, 2014
I intertwined one of my bead crochet bracelets with another and slipped them on to a 19" cable choker. I gently pulled upward to create the "circle" (above). A nice, big, bold statement.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
HERE), but could not get used to the accent beads sticking up. What were my choices? Wear them (not much because I don't like them), re-design & re-make or, tear them out & re-use the beads in something else. If the re-design doesn't work, the trash option is always there. Re-design it was. I had one magnetic closure left in my stash and it just fit.
I like it a lot because I can wear it with the magnetic closure in the back, on the side or as a focal. I crocheted the bracelets using a couple of patterns from Judith Bertoglio-Giffin's Circus Bangle Pattern book which is available through her website (click HERE) or Sova-Enterprises (click HERE). Hope your week is going well and is as much fun as a 3-ring circus.
Sunday, February 9, 2014
I wasn't happy with the photograph of the bead crochet necklace set against the black acrylic, so I purchased the white acrylic also. My thinking was it would give a softer appearance. Now, I don't know. I think I am liking the white acrylic just because it's a new toy.