woensdag 14 augustus 2013

Another Blog Hop is coming soon

It's on its way, my little package from Kristi. Yeahhh!
After 3 days it reached Los Angeles :-)
Can't wait to see those beautiful beads in real life.
I wish those ♥beadies a safe flight and a smooth landing, here in The Netherlands.
Their Track &Trace has my undivided attention, as you can imagine...

To be continued!

* On August 15-th, my beads arrived in The Netherlands, I hope 
they find their way to my house :-)

* And they did... yessss, on my beadingtable on August 16,
here they are:

zondag 11 augustus 2013

Pepita's Blogoversary and…
a very
  Yellow!!! Yellow!!! Fish

Alenka Oblin celebrates her ‘First Blogoversary Blog Hop’.
She does it  in a special way with a giveaway for 13 persons.
I’m One of the Lucky Ladies, so I do my Happy Dance!
About two weeks later, my present arrives.
I was looking at a ‘very yellow gold fish’ :-0 for quite a while
and wondered what to do with it…??????? 
It’s so not a ‘Dini colour’ :-)))))


But I really, really love♥ the shape and the way
Alenka made the pattern on it. It has an Oriental touch,
it’s so beautiful. It reminds me of  the movie ‘The Last Emperor’
with lots of silver and gold coloured royal clothing and furniture etc.
And then comes the inspiration, those are the colours I’m looking for.
‘Silverish’ Gold!
I decide to use my good old Gilder’s Paste! German Silver it will be,
and start to ‘paint’ the fish. It works perfect for me. When it’s hardened I
spray a coating on it, my fish is ready! Citrine-, Crystal Glass-, Shell -,
Carved Agate-, Glass beads, a gold coloured link and last
but not least 2 homemade bronze connectors put the finishing touch!
A bracelet is born…

Click to enlarge please... 
May I proudly present ‘Bracelet Cheng’, Chinese for ‘Accomplish’!
I choose the Chinese name because of the link to the movie,
My Dutch dictionary translates accomplish in ‘finish off’ and that’s
what I did. It was a real challenge, transforming the original colour of a
piece the artist has chosen into something I (and who am I?) would like to see.

Alenka, I hope you like the transformation, the bracelet now  fits to me,
I’m sure I’ll wear it very often, with ♥Love.  
Thanks once again for your lovely gift!

Here's the participants list:

Ginger Bishop   lilmummy likes 
Susan Kennedy   Suebeads 
Becky Pancake   Becky Pancake Bead Designs 
Debbie (Kepi) Rasmussen   A little of this, a little of that 
Evelyn Shelby   Raindrop Creations by Evelyn 
Dini Bruinsma   Angaza by Changes 
Monique Urquhart   A Half-Baked Notion 
Jo-Ann Woolverton   It's a Beadiful Creation 
Nelly May   Smelly Nelly  
Carolyn Lawson   Carolyn's Creations 
Ana Cravidao   ACBeads 
Dolores Raml   CraftyD's Creations 
Cynthia Machata   Antiquity Travelers