Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Yeah!! It's Reveal Time for "Creating with Cabochons Challenge/ Blog Hop!!

   Good Morning To Everyone!

              I was so fortunate to come across Sally Russick one day while I doing some creative exploration; as I do quite often because I just LOVE to see what other artists are up to and how they are challenging themselves. Sally's Blog is: Sally was hosting a blog hop centered around creating a piece centered around a handmade Cabochon made by yourself. When I saw this I knew my interests were MORE than piqued! So I signed up right away and here is what I came Up with:

While I am a mixed media jewelry artist the one medium I am so in love with is Polymer Clay. I love polymer clay so  much because it is so versatile; there are so many things you can do with it; and I love exploring and experimenting with its so many possibilities that it was a no brainer for me to use polymer clay for my cabochon. Lately I have been making a bunch of  molds from my collection of Antique buttons and Cameos. I chose one of my favorite Cameo molds for my cabochon.  The cameo is of A girl looking at a Dove that has perched on her hand. I  treated the cameo with Swellegant, patina'd and sealed it and mounted it on a mount from I framed the cab with a wire crocheted frame and finished the focal with little seed bead dangles.  The rest of the necklace is comprised of handmade beads made up of Copper wires and seed beads and Polmer clay, Copper, hand painted bead caps and other accent beads. The necklace is finished with a handmade toggle clasp.
  So, thanks for stopping by and looking! Here is the list of the other very talented artists in the group; please be sure to stop by and visit their blogs to see their creations as well!
Your Host:  Sally Russick
Alicia Marinache           
Lynn  Jobber           
Jenny Davies-Reazor           
Jo-Ann  Woolverton           
Marde Lowe           
Dawn Doucette           
Mary K McGraw           
Gloria Allen           

Cheri  Reed           
Sonya Stille           
Elizabeth Owens Dwy   ~You are here           
Veralynne   Malone           
Tania Hagen           
Lynsey  Brooks           
Christina Miles           
Holly  Westfall           
Kathy  Lindemer           
Patti Vanderbloemen           

Therese Frank           
Adrienne Berry           
Tanty  Sri Hartanti           
Renetha Stanziano           
Marlene  Cupo           
Sandi Volpe           
Sharyl McMillian-Nelson           

Mischelle Fanucchi           
Tracy  Stillman           
Skylar Bre'z           
Ann Schroeder           
Jess Green           
Susan Kennedy           
Stacie  Florer           
Cathie  Carroll           
Susan F.   

Michelle Caballero       
Sabine Dittrich           
Kristina Johansson           
Kimberly Sturrup-Roberts           
Melissa  Meman           
Cheryl McCloud         
Michelle  Timms           
Cindy  Pack           
Ailsa  Cordner           

Cynthia  Machata           
Julia  Harris           
Ingrid  Anderson           
Jasvanti  Patel  
                                   I had so much fun with this challenge~ Thank You Sally!!  Enjoy the rest of the blogs! Thank You For visiting!! XOX Liz!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

~The blog hop post that would have been...

 Hi There Everyone~
              I really felt that I owed this post to Lori and everyone who has participated in the first round of  reveals in the Bead Soup Blog Hop this post. This is the post I would have posted had I not been drawn away with the emergency of my daughter. I want to start by saying "Thank You" to Lori, my sweet, sweet partner, Jean Yates and everyone from the first reveal. When I had finally gotten my daughter down to nap and I got a chance to sneak into the hop to see how things were going and I have to say I was so very touched  ( it brought tears to my eyes :)   ) when I saw how many of you had taken the time to express your feelings of concern and caring and support. And a very special thank you to my very special partner who I feel so very fortunate to have been  paired with. She has been so very sweet, and supportive to me, giving me a place to lean on, and I am happy to say that I have a new lifetime friend. You all  have touched me so much and gained a special little place in my heart.
                  For the hop I made two pieces. The first of the two is a Handcrafted Wire Wrapped Pendant which converts to a Brooch. For this piece I wire wrapped links made up of beautiful polymer clay beads made by clay artist Emma Ralph, Jade, Fresh Water Pearl, Crystal and Gold Glass Pearl Beads.They are connected to wire wrapped spiral links that meet up to a handcrafted, very romantic Lace Neckline. The necklace is finished with a beautiful Patina'd flower clasp.
                  Here is a close up of the pendant/ brooch:
                  The second piece is a purse fob.While I wanted this fob to represent my usual romantic, vintage inspired mixed media style, I also wanted this piece to be fun! I started out with a fabulous round, ceramic focal bead also created by Emma Ralph. I wire wrapped the focal along with a bright cubed crystal and two smaller crystals into a beautiful charm. Then I  made a bunch of wire wrapped tiny hearts and linked them together to make a pretty, romantic chain. And then for the center...Do you LOVE beads? If you ARE a BEAD LOVER like most of  us are then this is the perfect OOAK Purse Fob for you! For the center I wire wrapped a handmade chain. Off of that handmade chain I have added a ton of  BEADING charms, hearts, and wire wrapped crystal dangles. These charms say it all! I LOVE these charms and have been hoarding them in my own special "no one touches" stash for years and decided that if ever there was a time that they were worthy it was now, with this hop, with the GREATEST PARTNER EVER-JEAN YATES!!
                          I will close by thanking you for taking the time to come back when the hop is all said and done and finished to come back over here and read the blog post that would have been~
                                                    THANK YOU!! XO XO  (((((HUGS)))))
                                             LOTS OF LOVE ALWAYS~

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Good Morning to All~ I am  alittle flustered here as I just got back from the emergency room with my daughter. Long of the short of it, my blog is not what I wanted but I am tryitng to get it together. My fabulous partner is Jean Yates please visit her at:   She Is so awesome.    With this necklace I wire wrapped a beautiful ceramic  pendant  that Jean sent me . This also doubles out as a Brooch.   Hope you enjoy the hop, I am going to try and get the purse fob up too that I made- be back asap with it- pls check back here is the list

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Alicia Marinache
Amber Dawn Goldish
Barb Solem
Bev Breisinger
Birgitta Lejonklou
Breana Fry

Brenda Sue Lansdowne
Bridget Torres
Carol Dee Myers
Carolyn Chenault
Cassi Paslick
Cece Cormier
Cheryl McCloud
Cindy Wilson
Crystal Thain

Cynthia Riggs
Dana Hickey
Dana James
Darlene Fortier
Deana Hager
Deanna Cox
Deb Brooks
Debra Behrends
Denielle Hagerman
Denise McCabe

Diana Frey
Diana Welte
Dini Bruinsma
DiYana Alcalde
Dolores Raml
Donna Millard
Dot Lewallwn
Duane Clark
Dyanne Cantrell

Eleanor Burian-Mohr
Elisabeth Auld
Elizabeth Owens Dwy
Emily Greer
Enikö Fabian
Erin Grant
Eva Kovacs
Eva Sherman

Gina Hockett
Grace Rotenberg
Gretchen Nation
Hannah Rosner
Heather Davis
Heather Marston
Heather Powers
Ingrid McCue

Jacqueline Marchant
Jan Petek
Janeen Sorensen
Jane-Michael Stallings
Jasvanti Patel
Jayashree Paramesh
Jayne Capps
Jean Yates
Jennifer Cameron
Jennifer LaVite

Joan Williams
Jodie Marshall
Judy Riggs
Julie Anne Leggett
Kat Barron Miller
Kathy Lindemer
Kim Hora

Kim Houston
Kim Sparks
Krafty Max
Kris Lanae Binsfeld
Krista French
Kristen Stevens
Kristi Harrison
Kumi Fisher

Laren Dee Barton
Laura Bracken
Laura Demoya
Laurie Hanna
Laurie Keefe-Cecere
Lea Avroch
Leanne Loftus

Lee Anne Messerschmidt
Leslie Schenkel
Linda Anderson
Linda Djokic
Linda Murphy
Linda Sadler
Lisa Liddy
Lisa Suver

Liz DeLuca
Liz Engriser
Lola Surwillo
Loretta Carstensen
Lori Anderson
Lori Bergmann
Lori Bowring Michaud
Lori Poppe
Lori Schneider

Lyn Foley
Maddison Langford
Magdalena Sikora
Mallory Hoffman
Marcella Austenfeld
Marcy Lamberson
Maria Clark
Maria Rosa Sharrow
Marianna Boylan

Marie Covert
Marti Conrad
Mary Ellen Merrigan
Mary Harding
Molly Alexander
  Nan Emmett
Niky Sayers
Pam Chesbro

Pam Farren
Pam Sandy
Pam Traub
Pamela Gangler
Patricia Buchanan
Patricia Johnson
Patty Miller
Paula Hisel
Peggy Gabrielson

Perri Jackson
Rachel Baron
Rachel Stanley
Rain Hannah
Rana Wilson
Renetha Stanziano
Robin Reed
Rochelle Brisson
Rose Rushbrooke

Ruth Szapa
Sally Russick
Sandi Volpe
Sandra Pendragon
Sandy Richardson
Sarah Small
Shannon Hicks

Shari Replogle
Sheila Daniels
Sheila Davis
Shiraz Biggie
Shirley Moore
Skylar Bre'z
Staci Smith
Stacie Florer

Stacy Pomerleau
Stephanie Weiss
Sumi Rani
Susan Sheehan
Suzette Bentley
Tamera Norris
Tracy Choy
Tracy Stillman
Valerie Norton
Vicki Holliday