Sunday, December 9, 2012

Silver and Pearls - Commissioned Cuff

Laced with silver, set with pearls. - William Shakespeare

(Ibid., Act ii, sc. 1. "Comedies," p. 217, col. B, line 32. 16)

This gorgeous cuff was commissioned by a lovely friend of mine. It was with great pleasure that we collaborated our ideas on style and design.  I promised from the first moment she had seen a similar cuff, that I would make one for her - however, it was a challenge as no two cuffs created are ever the same.  So there are variations to the original and this is now on the wrist of my beautiful friend.  Thanks Kiley x


Saturday, December 1, 2012

3rd Annual Challenge of Color

Miss Erin from Treasures Found is hosting the 3rd Annual Challenge of Colour.  For the past couple of years I have watched as participants have combined their talent with their imagination meeting the challenge set.  So this year I am one of the 80 participants!  Erin has joined forces with Brandi Hussey the awesome palette guru, they collaborated using pictures from earth art to create the palettes for the challenge.

I was sent two palettes, however couldn't resist the depth of the colours of Mississippi Delta!

 After playing around with colours over the past couple of weeks - this is the result, I'll let the pictures do the talking.  The art bead is by the wonderful Vanessa from Bead Up A Storm

 Please visit the other participants blogs! You will be engrossed and amazed at the range of the colour spectrums and the incredible talent that has joined this years challenge!

Rebecca Anderson
Chrizette Bayman    http://beadsoupmix.blogspot. com
Lori Bowring Michaud    http://artfullyornamental.
Stephanie Buss    http://maxandlucie.blogspot. com
Cece Cormier
Janice Everett    http://JLynnJewels.blogspot. com
Cherrie Fick
Denielle Hagerman    http://
Karla Hartzog
Kim Hora
Brandi Hussey
Sue Kennedy
Ema Kilroy
Linda Landig
Kirsi Luostarinen    http://kirsiluokorut.
Alicia Marinache
Mary K McGraw
Kashmira Patel
Bobbie Rafferty
you are here  -  Caron Reid    http://caronmichelle.
Nicole Rennell
Sally Russick
Annie Scherz
Renetha Stanziano    http://lamplightcrafts.
Melissa Trudinger    http://beadrecipes.wordpress. com
Rachel Van-Walsk blog
Joan Williams