Friday, July 21, 2017

We're All Ears :: July Inspiration :: Visual Music


We're All Ears Challenge


Yes, it's that time again. I missed last months, but was determined to do this month.  

We were challenged to create earrings based on "visual music" created by" artist named Oskar Fischinger. If that name doesn't sound familiar, you likely have seen his work in the animated Disney classic, 
Fantasia. His work is the opening with the graphical representation of the notes. ( #GoogleDoodle).

So Miss Erin our challenge master, tasked us with finding some "visual music" and create!

I looked through the list she gave us.(
http://earrings-everyday.blogspot.com/2017/07/were-all-ears-july-inspiration-visual.html) and decided to go with Debussy, Syrinx (solo flute)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_yf7FIyu1Y which you can see at the above link.

To me I really enjoyed the visual aspect of it. Reminded me of a vacuum hose sucking up dust bunnies. :-)

Any way...I went through my stash and found some clear tubing that kinda went with the theme. I then modpodged on some colored paper and drew black lines with a permanent marker.  I then added some Swarovski colored crystals to chain and had it coming out the bottom to represent the tube swallowing the colors and turning the tube colors. The top didn't turn out quite like I had in mind. but it worked.  So here is my "visual music" inspired earrings:


And then a close up..





For more eye candy check out .Miss Erins webpage .

Till next time...

Keep on beading!

V



Thursday, June 29, 2017

Art Bead Scene Blog: June 2017 Monthly Challenge



Oh my...two blog postings...I can't contain myself. And I will have one more coming soon. So maybe June was the catalyst I needed to get blogging again. I don't know, but when I saw the art for the June challenge, wellll, I am a 60's child and bright neon colors are for me.

So I was hopping around on Etsy to find a really cool bead or pendant with these colors and came upon Nathalie of My Garden of Love and what do you think she had....yep...ALL kinds of wild neon colored beads. It was so hard to choose! I could have bought them all. Really you have to check out her site.

Anyway, I also had some bright colored wooden beads that said they wanted to play. And then a neon roll of satin cord dropped in to play too. But even with all this something was missing, needed something with punch!

Black...or course, I needed something to tone down the bright colors...so I rummaged around in my black bead stash and found some black oval felty/velvet beads that had been lying around for ever just waiting to be used.

With all these wonderful "toys" to play with I decided it had to be simple so that I could show case the pendant. I never knotted before, but I figured why not....(pun intended)

So I put all my toys together with my knotted satin cord and this is what I came up with.



As you can see, I looped on an extra pink bead at the end and made an open loop on the other end so that I could just slide the cord over the bead. Works!



Here you can see the focal up close. I purchased another one too. But that is for a future piece. Don't you just LOVE the colors!!!!

To check out what others did, go to our board on Pinterest where all the cool beaders go.....

Til next time

     Bead On

V


Facet June Design Challenge, UPCYCLE,
























Hi ya'all. Yeah I know, I have been absent for a while....blame it on life. That's all I can say without going into gory detail...

SO....when Facet had their monthly challenge for June I knew I had to participate. I mean who doesn't upcycle????  I was ready and chomping at the bit.

A few years back when I was really into thrift store hopping and buying most anything, (I am more conservative now) I picked up a bag of ZAKS toys.

I knew I still had them laying around, so I dug them out and decided since July 4th was around the corner, I would make my color scheme red,white, and blue.

My first piece is the necklace...


As you can see, I wire wrapped (along with a bit of super glue) using some bead that I had on hand.

Next are the earrings: They were a little harder to do because I used three of the toy pieces stack on each other and getting the head pins just right and doing the wire wrapping, PLUS putting a hole in the middle piece....well it took me a while. But here they are.


For the last piece I did a pin/brooch: I would say it was the easiest...but it wasn't and I won't bore you with all the little details....lol. Suffice it to say I used super glue on this one too!




Sooo there you have them, my offerings to the Gods of Upcycling.

For more beauties and to even vote hop over to Facet and check them out.

Til next time...

            Bead on!

V











Saturday, April 8, 2017

Swap n Hop 2017

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Hi everyone...well today is the reveal...for Linda Anderson with  Bead Peeps.


When I signed up, I didn't realize I would soooo busy with taxes this year, but I haven't had hardly any time to even breath.


I am even posting from work today! And of course I don't have the before picture because it is at home on my desktop....


But I have the pictures of what I completed.  My partner was Minnette Miller! And she has had a rough time too. But that is not my story to tell.  SOOOO anyway...below is what I made with the beautiful beads she sent me.


First is the necklace. She sent me such cool beads with a sea vibe, that I couldn't not do it. And for some reason, the color peachy/orange kinda decided to be in the bunch. The chain she sent is awesome and I want to know where she got it because I want some! It is full of jump rings on jump rings...loved it!  I haven't put a clasp on yet as I haven't decided it I want it to pull on or have a clasp... The aqua, well aqua means water and the color just seemed to jive with everything else! In the bottom left I have a close up of the bigger beads she sent. I forgot to turn the blue glass shell over, but there is a pearl in it.





























Then she sent some cool beads that I made into earrings...The white glass beads on the bottom feel like they were sand blasted. Very cool! Then she sent those cute green glass beads with pink flowers, so I topped it off with pink pearls.  I really like it. Might have to keep these. The picture on the right shows off the bead caps better.



















Next she sent me the cutest set of smiley face glass beads...I really love these. Very simple but they are just happy looking.




The last set of earrings...I managed to get one done because the bead for the second wouldn't go down on the wire since it is doubled...but I have a bead reamer that I will use gently to make the hole bigger. But here they are.





I still have some beads left...



Plus some more that are going to be made into a bracelet.  So that is my offering for this challenge. I am sure I will be in more. So til next time....



Keep on beading!!



Veralynne!


























 

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Bead Soup Blog Party Bead Hoarders Edition 2017

And Now The Sequel........... 



Below is the first post about Lori's BSBP and what I sent my partner and what my partner, Laurie Vyselaar sent me. Below all that....is what I made with the goodies I got.



Hello all, it is time for one of Miss Lori's Bead Soup Blog Party's. We are so glad that she has been able to do this and that her awesome recovery will continue. We so missed her!

And if you have wondered where I have been, well I am a tax preparer, so until April 18 I will be somewhat scarce but I will be beading!!!!!

     So for this soup party I was matched with the talented Laurie Vyselaar. She is just a hop skip and jump south of me in Fl!

     First: what I sent her!  
                   

NOW for what she sent me! And I can't wait to get working on them!

                    

    I see a "Garden Party". I love Dry Gulch beads and her designs!!! And those cute little lampwork beads from Marie Sawyer....I am keeping them for me! I see some cute earrings in the making with them.  Then that awesome Man on the Moon Pendant that Lauri made. Can't wait to get to that...I can see it with seed beads....
     I am sure I won't get all done by the dead line but I will have the "Garden Party" ready!


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Well, I can tell you "Garden Party" didn't happen. After I got all the beads together I wanted to use, they refused to play nice...So they just sat on my work table for about a week....with me staring at them. So then I started going through my stash thinking about what I might have that would work, but nothing garden party popped up....sigh...but I found some other beads that complimented the hand painted piece by Dry Gulch and the green beads and the blueish green crystals. And this is what I came up with:


  


I really love how purple and the golden green beads really work with the pendant! You cant really see it well in the picture, but there is purple in the pendant.

 And  for the other beads that didn't want to play nice I made earrings out of them....and they look really good! Those were the flowers for my "garden party". Oh well, I like them better this way!




As for those super cute glass birds...here is what I did. Though the picture doesn't show the true color. The beads are grey and white.



Then...that marvelous man in the moon pendant, I wanted to do something really neat, And I did get started, making a spiral necklace for it,  but I ran out of the dark grey pearls, so until I get more it will have to wait. But for the pendant it's self, I have some black and white beads and crystal beads that I am going to bead around with. Hopefully I will get it finished soon, I have been so busy with tax season...no time to bead.....


Here is a close up of the beads so you can see the blue in the middle.



For more beauties hope over to Lori's Pretty Things Bead Soup Party.

Until next time...which is April 8th..

Keep on beading!






Sunday, February 19, 2017

Bead Soup Blog Party Bead Hoarders Edition 2017


Hello all, it is time for one of Miss Lori's Bead Soup Blog Party's. We are so glad that she has been able to do this and that her awesome recovery will continue. We so missed her!

And if you have wondered where I have been, well I am a tax preparer, so until April 18 I will be somewhat scarce but I will be beading!!!!!



     So for this soup party I was matched with the talented Laurie Vyselaar. She is just a hop skip and jump south of me in Fl!

     First: what I sent her!  Well you get the general hint...they are beads!



NOW for what she sent me! And I can't wait to get working on them!


    I see a "Garden Party". I love Dry Gulch beads and her designs!!! And those cute little lampwork beads from Marie Sawyer....I am keeping them for me! I see some cute earrings in the making with them.  Then that awesome Man on the Moon Pendant that Lauri made. Can't wait to get to that...I can see it with seed beads....
     I am sure I won't get all done by the dead line but I will have the "Garden Party" ready!



Til Next Time...

Keep on Beading...

AND

Don't forget to do your taxes!!!!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Pine Ridge Treasures Color Blog Hop


I'm Here, I'm Here, I'm Here..said the Who's to Horton....

Ok, so I am late, but I made it.

Again I took part in a fabulous bead challenge hosted by Lisa at Pine Ridge Treasures.

We have had the beads since before Christmas..you would think I would have had the necklace and earrings done and posted...but...what can I say. So onward...

Below is what Lisa sent me for the challenge:



And they sat on my desk all through the holidays waiting for me to make up my mind on what I wanted to do.  So I got out my color wheel and played with different combinations since I wanted some color besides green and white.

So this is what I came up with:
























It is kind of hard to see, but the crystals in the first row have purple in them so I added purple seed pearls, with some lavender stone beads on the end. In the second row I used orange Swarovski crystals to pick up the orange of the stone beads in the first row. Then the third row I used the orange and purple beads along with the green beads and white pearl beads. The earrings are three sections hooked together using the same beads, though I did leave out the purple in case one would want to wear the earrings with something else green and white.

I have an idea for the grayish/green stones that are left and hope to get them up soon. I am a tax preparer so right now I am really, really busy!

For more wonderful eye candy hop over to Lisa's blog and see the rest of the participants.

Til next time

Keep on beading!