Thursday, 13 October 2011

BSue Boutique Sari Ribbon Blog Hop Party

I jumped at the chance to take part in BSue's boutique sari ribbon blog hop party. I rarely work with sari ribbon and this was a good opportunity to make another design I've been wanting to try out for a while.

I had some sari ribbon left over from the bead soup party and I wrapped it around an old silver bangle. I secured the ribbon by hand wrapping gun metal copper wire and swarovski crystals around the bangle. I really like the effect and it is lovely to wear!

The list of sari ribbon partygoers is as follows:

Vicki Wills
Susan Kennedy
Michelle Mach
Michelle Lee Hardy
Ruth Crawford
Hilary Frye
Diana P
Brenda Sue Lansdowne
Elizabeth Owens-Dwy
Connie Rios-Relyea
Jennifer Justman
Deb Davis
Cathie Carroll
Rosemary Cowit
Georgene Lockwood
Cathy Buckley
Harry Wood
Songs Stille
Mary Deis
Heather Goldsmith
Susan Rouleau
Terry Matusyk
Pam Chesbro
Mary Shannon Hicks
Janice Everett
Kristina Johansson Maneki
Kris Binsfeld
Alice Craddick
Catherine Jeltes
Sharon Palac
Deb Beechy
Jean Yates
Patrice Pfeiffer
Dorcas Midkiff
Lynn Perry Bennett
Linzi Alford
Cynthia Wainscott
Marie Noel Voyer-Cramp

Have fun hopping round the other participants!

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Andrew Thornton's September Challenge

The September Challenge from Andrew Thornton really appealed to me, it had all my favourite colours! Here are some of the beautiful beads which were included.

I wanted to make something a bit different and finally went for a construction type necklace which I have been wanting to try for some time.

There are some other lovely pieces which I will be using to make some new designs soon, I just ran out of time for the posting deadline!

The other designers taking part in this challenge are listed below, have a hop around to see the gorgeous results for September.

Lorelei Eurto
Sally Russick
Tara Linda
Paula Kramer
Melinda Orr
Beth Emery
Tracey Stillman
Heather Goldsmith
Lori Bowring Michaud
Rebecca Anderson
Patty Gasparino

Monday, 10 October 2011

Champion Challenger!

I've been sooo busy hopping round the bead soup party! I have also been busy making some pieces for two reveals this week.

The first reveal will be on Wednesday 12th, I took part in Andrew Thornton's September challenge. Unfortunately some of the participants are a little late in showing their designs due to the vagaries of the postal system but the beautiful selection of beads were well worth waiting for!

You can read more about Andrew's challenge and see the first set of reveals here

My second reveal this week will be on Friday 14th. This is the Sari Ribbon Blog Hop Party which is being hosted by BSue Boutiques. You can read more about this here.

I hope you are looking forward to the reveals, make sure to come back and join me!