vrijdag 31 mei 2013

The Jewellery Maker by Gyula Tornai. Source Wikimedia.

  ✿❀ Thank you so much Leah, for organizing this great Blog Hop!!!   ✿❀  

I've always been interested in history, and Celts were a part of that... Thinking of Celts,
I have a picture in my mind of hard working people, strong women,
sturdy warriors, bronze, symbols, beautiful jewellery and lovely patterns.
Two of my favourites are spirals and knots.
Click on the picture to enlarge

I decided to design a bracelet and a pair of earrings for this hop...

I made 5 glass beads with Celtic inspired designs and added a lot of bronze :-) coloured charms.
The little spirals are inked. The earrings I made  with the Big Kick machine and deco etched
bronze blanks, I added a knot charm for the finishing touch, it's all inked too...
It was great fun, working on this jewellery!

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Enjoy the work of all the other participants :-) here's the list!
Leah Curtis - Indus Valley - beadyeyedbunny.blogspot.co.uk
Laney Mead - Māori - laney-izzybeads.blogspot.co.uk
Becca - Art Nouveau - godsartistinresidence.blogspot.com
Melissa - English Romanticism and Mourning Jewelry - beadrecipes.wordpress.com
Tracy Stillman - Native American - tracystillmandesigns.com
Gerda - English Romanticism and Mourning Jewelry - gerdascraftsblog.blogspot.com
Liz E - Native North American - beadcontagion.blogspot.com
Ahowin - Māori (New Zealand)  - blog.ahowinjewelry.com 
Jasvanti - Indus Valley - jewelrybyjasvanti.blogspot.com
Lizzie - Art Nouveau - theneedtobead.blogspot.co.uk
Julia Hay - Merovingian - pandanimal.blogspot.co.uk
here you are - Dini Bruinsma - Celtic - angazabychanges.blogspot.nl
Caroline - Art Nouveau - blueberribeads.co.uk 
Charlie - Moche of Peru - clay-space.com/blog
Niky Sayers - Rome - silverniknats.blogspot.com
Marcia Dunne - Celtic and Mourning Jewelry - thealternativefoundry.blogspot.co.uk
anafiassa - Mesopotamia - anafiassa.blogspot.com
Kokopelli - Native American - kokopellidesign.blogspot.com
Christa - Native American - adventuresofwonebeadywoman.blogspot.com
Susan Bowie - Native American - susanbowie.wordpress.com
Gloria Allen - English Romanticism - gloriaallendesigns.blogspot.com
Sheila Garrett - Early Russia - 4brownowl.blogspot.co.uk 

dinsdag 21 mei 2013

Kuala Lumpur

Another Blogger - Non Blogger Challenge!!!

hosted by me
♫ For the second time ♫, I'm the hostess of
the Blogger -Non Blogger Challenge in Facebook's Bead Soup Café...
That's always great fun!
Every hostess - winner of the last Challenge - chooses a picture that
will inspire all the participants,
It's so special to see everybody's (completely different) results.

Gloria Allen posted her jewellery impression of my picture in her Blog:

And Ana Cravidão's
Enjoy reading!

zaterdag 4 mei 2013

 May 4 - Hats Off Challenge - the Reveal

There are a lot of Challenges going on, and I ♥love♥ love♥ love♥ it to participate...

What I see helps me to think outside my own -safe- box. What a Challenge this one is too!
Bobbie Rafferty is the big initiator, and let me thank her first for organizing it.
Today -May 4-  is Kentucky Derby Day and our Reveal Day too.

We could pick a picture from her weblog to inspire us. Any piece of jewellery
is allowed to make. I choose to design a necklace in black & white.
I'm fond of black and white, okay, my own safe box :-) but... I really love that color
combination, for years!!! :-))))) So, here's the picture that inspired me
and this is the necklace I designed:

"Baby it's just Black and White"!

Here's the complete list of all participants:

Arlene Dean www.aglassbash.blogspot.com
Bobbie Rafferty www.beadsong.blogspot.com
Charlie www.505indiechic.blogspot.com
Cheryl Dunham www.renaissance-jewelry.blogspot.com
Chris www.furzalsjewellry.blogspot.com
Christine Altmiller www.onekisscreations.blogspot.com
Cindy Wilson www.itsmyseaofdreams.blogspot.com
Cynthia Machata www.antiquitytravelers.blogspot.com
Deanna Riles-Cox https://www.facebook.com/deanna.rilescox
Debbie Rasmussen www.kepirasmussen.blogspot.com
Dini Bruinsma      http://angazabychanges.blogspot.nl
Jasvanti Patel www.jewelrybyjasvant.blogspot.com
Jean Yates www.prettykittydogmoonjewelry.blogspot.com
Jennifer LaVite www.drygulchbeadsandjewelry.blogspot.com/
Karin Slaton
Kashmira www.sadafulee.blogspot.com
Laney Mead http://laney-izzybeads.blogspot.com/
Leah Tees www.mybeadylittleeyes.blogspot.ca
Liz E www.beadcontagion.blogspot.com
Lola www.beadlolabead.blogspot.com
Micheladas www.micheladasmusings.blogspot.com
Nan Smith www.wirednan.blogspot.com
Robin Reed www.willowdragon.blogspot.com
Sally Russick www.thestudiosublime.com
Shiraz www.secretsongdesigns.blogspot.com
Susan Nelson Bowie www.susanbowie.wordpress.com
Therese www.theresestreasures59.blogspot.com
Vera www.veradesigns.blogspot.com
Have fun with all the beautiful pieces and Robbie's inspiring pictures!