Sunday, October 14, 2012

Beadwork Beaded Bead Contest Update....

Well, I have had a great six months....??....playing with, constructing, and admiring the Beaded Beads Beadwork Magazine has offered us in pattern, as a part of their celebrations for their 15th Anniversary. It seemed like a match made in heaven! A cool design contest, using my favourite loves, beaded beads! that all the rules have been posted, it has become apparent that the contest is only open to US readers. It did not say that in the rules, but the time limitations imposed would exclude other than US peeps. :-(

But....I had great fun doing these, and will definitely use some of them again in other projects. The beads I've already created I had a design for, and will likely put that together after I get back from my trip to Washington DC this next week.

In the meantime, there's no point in waiting if I'm not going to are my beaded beads!

The little beaded stars are a component of the first bead, and I plan to use them in my design as well. 

Good luck to all the contest participants!! 

Pantone Bead Swap Fall 2012

Well, after waiting about a week for a bright day to do photographs, apparently, it ain't gonna happen! It is quite lovely out...warm for this time of the year, and with that ethereal fog that quiets everything and makes it seem so "soft" out. But it's not too great for picture-taking where detail is needed!

So...onward, with an Ott Lite; I apologize in advance for the greyed colors.

Here are the swap items I sent Kelley Hagerty-Fogle (Kelley has received her swap, but does not have a blog):

And here is what I received in return; I was spoiled rotten! Focals, gemstones, enamelled beads, pearls, crystals, fun beads...what a beautiful assortment! Thanks so much Kelley!

I am going to have a fantastic time playing with these!