Saturday, December 28, 2013
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Friday, December 13, 2013
Today is the reveal for the 3rd Annual Holiday Ornament Hop by our talented hostess Sally Russick of http://thestudiosublime.com/blog-2/. It is my first time in an ornament exchange. I have been making Christmas ornaments since the early 80's. I have embroidered, knit, beaded, painted, glued and framed ornaments. I thought that I would be too busy last year when I saw the sign-up's. When I looked at the hop ornaments that others had made I wished I would have joined in. I made sure to get in on the fun this year. Sally paired me with the one and only Lori Anderson of Bead Soup fame. She made me the most amazing ornament. The art bead is by Keysha Whitsel of https://www.etsy.com/shop/koyglass. Isn't it gorgeous? Lori made a wire frame to showcase the awesome art bead and she embellished it with white pearls, aqua glass triangles, and rosy pink crystal bicones. The colors that she used are my favorites. When I opened my package it took my breath away. It is a one of a kind that I will treasure for the rest of my life. I am so lucky to have a Christmas ornament personalized for my by Lori. The picture that she sent is on top because she is a much better photographer than I am. The second photo I took and it includes the lovely rosy pink hand knitted scarf that she included in my package. I am so lucky. Please got to http://www.prettythingsblog.com/to see the ornament that I made for her. If you want to see more great Christmas ornaments check out the link below http://thestudiosublime.com/blog-2/
http://thestudiosublime.com/ for being a wonderful hostess and inspiring all of us to be better photographers and to look at things in a new way. To see where the other participants found pops of red please visit Sally's blog at the link above.
http://www.znetshows.com . Today the winter 2013-2014 issue of the Glossi that they produce is available for viewing. It is called "Creative Spark." The picture above is the cover. My pearl designs for the last challenge are part of this Glossi. To go along with the release Znetshows is having a giveaway of some of their beads and components. Their products are wonderful to work with. Here are the details about the giveaway "
In the virtual pages you'll find over a HUNDRED designs from members of our design team who were given the 'challenge' of using pearls for this issue. In addition, there are four tutorials, a list of unique ways to sell your jewelry, peeks into our creative spaces, some funnies, and so much more. You should totally go take a look.
We'd also LOVE for you to share the Glossi with others via Social Media. As a matter of fact, we'll have a GIVEAWAY of some ZnetShows beads and components for those who share Creative Spark in some way. It's easy to do too. Once the Glossi loads, there are buttons on the right of it to share on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, G+, and Pinterest. Share Creative Spark in one of those ways and leave us a comment BELOW THE GLOSSI to let us know where you shared it (a link to your share would be great) and how to reach you (your e-mail) and you're entered for the Giveaway. (At this time, members of the Design Team are not eligible for the giveaway.) The giveaway will be open through the rest of this year!
So go, read, enjoy our latest venture and we'd love to know what you think and if it gives you a Creative Spark!" Here is the link to view Creative Spark http://glossi.com/CreativeSpark/75363-creative-spark-winter-13-14
Saturday, December 7, 2013