Friday, February 24, 2012

The Bracelets are Ready!

A few weeks ago, I found out about the 7000 Bracelets Blog Hop.  It is a fun hop, for a good cause.  Check out the button on the right to see more about this wonderful event.  The theme for this was denim/blue, and the bracelets needed to be adjustable so that whoever receives the bracelets can wear them.  Those were the only rules, and so it opened up a wide range of possibilities.  I decided to start with the denim idea, and made some fiber and denim rolled beads.  Then I made some seed bead spacers/bead caps.  Then I added some denim lapis end beads and lots of copper for some subtle bling.  I had so much fun, I had to make a second, similar bracelet using turquoise beads.  Here are the bracelets.

The Denim Bracelet

The Denim Bracelet on my chubby little wrist

The Turquoise Bracelet

I didn't model the second one, but you get the idea, LOL.  Anyway, here's a list of the talented artists participating in this great cause.  Enjoy the hop!  I know I can't wait!


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

Well bloggie fans, here's my entry for Michelle Mach's Valentine Card Casual Blog Hop!  It was so fun to work with paper and bits of this and that.  Mixed media of any kind always makes me happy, but this project let me know that my paper skills need work.  Bit, that's a fun thing, doing more work in paper will be a joy!

So, here's my entry

and here's a link to Michelle's blog so you can see the other AMAZING offerings!

So snuggle up and have a lovely artsy Valentine's Day!