Saturday, January 26, 2013

I'm a little late in posting this. My cow water system froze and that had to be fixed first. I am taking part in Sally Russick's "Focusing on life." This week our prompt was make art. Since I do not draw well I decided to let my jewelry be my art.  I'm not kidding about the drawing. I drew stick figures even as an adult. Then I became interested in costuming dolls in historical costumes and my drawing skill improved. My husband and sons would just roll their eyes when I asked them to pause the movie so I could draw a picture of a dress.  Art was a class that brought down my grade average. The last two weeks have been spent designing with cultured sea glass. Bill Zhang of www.znetshows.com contacted me and asked it I would be interested in designing with their sea glass. I said yes. There are 24 people  who were given the glass to design with and they will pick the best to present at the Tucson bead show. The pic above shows what I designed. The necklace on the bottom left is convertible. The center section unclasps and becomes a bracelet. There is another dangle that can hook on to the necklace. I wanted to show that the sea glass was a versatile medium so the first necklace is strung. The second necklace is bead embroidered and has spiral rope straps. The third necklace had brass chain at the back and used as dangles next to the sea glass tusks. For necklace #4 I made links out of wire and a vintage corrugated circle behind the sea glass focal. The final necklace has magnetic copper wire coiled around the sea glass rectangle. I used small copper discs as accents and I made the clasp with seed beads on copper wire. I used one of the sea glass tusks as the toggle. Please wish me luck on getting at least one of my pieces chosen. Thanx Sally I think you are doing a wonderful job of getting all of us to see ourselves better. If you want to see any of the jewelry pics larger just scroll down. They are in the last two posts.

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  1. so jealous you got to play with all that beautiful seaglass! What a collection you have here - beautiful!

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    1. Thanx it was fun. I do wish I had better colors. Somehow orange just doesn't say beach to me.

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  2. First off, I want you to know that your link thru Sally's blog was not working...luckily, I found you! this is a very tough color but you did such an excellent job! The seed beading is wonderful, and the addition of the turquoise in the top left is so pretty! Best of luck to you!!!!

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    1. Thanx Patti, I tried reposting my link. I agree tough color but I think I pulled it off. Bead embroidery is my favorite thing to do. Thanx for the luck too.

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  3. You did a fabulous job in showing the versatility of the cultured sea glass. Beautiful! And good luck with having pieces chosen to go to Tucson!

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    1. Thanx Cynthia, That's what I was going for. I appreciate you wishing me luck

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  4. Fabulous designs and the colors are spectacular! Wishing you luck on getting one (or more) of your designs shown in Tucon!! :-)

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    1. Thanx Shel It feels great to have others like my designs. I should hear tomorrow if any of my pieces are chosen

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  5. I have always loved color so sea glass catches my eye and your colors are beautifully vibrant. You made lots of variety and I especially like the addition of seed bead bezel.

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    1. Thanx Katherine. I am proud of my bead embroidery. This is the first time I have used sea glass. I got an email this morning that 3 of my pieces were chosen to got to Tucson. WOOHOO!!

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  6. Becky you really suceeded in showing the versatility for sure! there is so much fun here. I too am not an orange person, but these do say summer to me - so in turn, the beach!

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    1. Thanx. I just got an email saying 3 of my pieces are going to Tucson. YEAH!

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  7. Beautiful! Orange is my favorite color so these just make me smile. :-)

    (I'm #41 this week)

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  8. Thanx Meeling,I'm always happy to make someone smile. Your bread looks yummy.

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  9. Beautiful work, Becky! I'm sure they'll be thrilled. Wish I was going to Tucson!

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  10. Thanx Lori, They picked 3 of my pieces.Yeah!

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  11. You've been busy!!! Your jewelry is beautiful, and I love all the great colors and designs.

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    1. Thanx Alice, It's always good to hear that other designers like my work.

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  12. Becky! How exciting!! You did such beautiful work with the sea glass, it is hard for me to pick a favorite!! I see above that they picked three of your pieces!!! WOOT!!! Fantastic!!!

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    1. Thanx Sally. I'm glad that you like it. I'm really excited. I want to thank you for this great challenge. You are teaching me about me and I'm enjoying it immensely. You are doing great with your prompts.

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  13. I just adore sea glass and you created some beautiful pieces! Congrats on 3 of your pieces being chosen!!!

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    1. Thanx Annette, I'm glad that you like my work.

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  14. Beautiful work Becky. And I love the story about drawing!

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  15. Thanx Lori, I'm glad you like my work. It's a true story.What can I say. Drawing is not my thing.

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  16. I had to laugh at your pausing movies to study costumes, because I've done exactly the same thing!

    Wasn't this sea glass fun to design with? I love seeing what you came up with! :)

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    1. Thanx Karen, I am fascinated with 1800's costume.I have dozens of books about it. They decorated the women back then. Without all the readymade women had to be inventive about their trim. Yes the sea glass was a blast. I'm sure I will include more of it in my designs to come.I'm very glad you like my designs.

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  17. Thanx Suzette. I like you pieces too.

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