Wednesday, February 26, 2014

A long break...

It have been quite a while since I blogged now, life gets in the way sometimes. During this break I have just not felt like blogging. I have still created jewelry and I have also explored the world of mixed media. Mixed media is so much more than mixed media jewelry which I have explored with my resin jewelry.

A big mixed media art inspiration for me have been Christy Tomlinson and I have taken some online workshops with her. She also have free videos on Youtube where I fist discovered her work.

Here are some pictures of my first attempts  to make mixed media canvases during Christys She Art Workshop.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Bead Soup Blog Party - 3rd reveal...

It is time for the third reveal of the 7th Bead Soup Blog Party hosted by the lovely Lori Andersson.

My partner this time around is Jenny from Mrs M Makes who sent me an awesome turquoise purple and green bead soup.

I really liked the pendant and the coin beads, they spoke to me as soon as I opened the package. So I knew I wanted to use them in my soup piece. I also felt like doing a really long necklace for myself. I linked up some of the coins and some Czech glass beads and linked them to an chain I doubled up.   

Then I have used the pendant which is one of the two thing the rules requires us to us. The other thing is the clasp, I got tho clasps in my soup  but I decided to go with the bigger one and made a simple bracelet with the turquoise rounds included in my soup and some waxed linen tread. I am not sure if I like this bracelet or not. It feels a bit simple i real life but I have not decided what to do with it yet. Probably I will try to ad a charm or so and some bead dangles (I'll post a picture If I do so).

Well now it is time to hop on to the other blogs, you can visit Loris blog for the list or just scroll down:

Agi Kiss
Amanda Tibbetts
Ana Cravidao
Andra Marasteanu
Angela Perkins
Anja Schultz
Ann Sherwood
Anna Nordeman
Annita Wilson
Arlene Dean
Astrid Boyce
Barb Fernald
Betty James
Bonnie Coursolle
Brandy Thomason
Brenda Sigafoos
Carmen Lau
Carol Wilson
Caroline Dewison
Catharine Temaluru
Catherine Turrell
Cherrie Warzocha
Christa Murphy
Christina Hickman
Christine Hansen
Cindy Cima
Colleen Vinthagen
Dagmar Liebisch
Danielle Kelley
Dee Elgie
Denise Milward
Diah Anggreni
Diane Valasek
Dita Basu
Donetta Farrington
Doris Stumpf
Elizabeth Bunn
Elizabeth Drake
Elizabeth Jones
Elizabeth Stolarczyk
Ema Kilroy
Erin Kenny
Francesca Watson
Gen Smith
Ginger Davis
Heather Otto
Jackie Locantore
Jane Pranata Lim
Jennifer Davis
Jennifer Tough
Jenny Vidberg
Jessica KlaarenHttp://
Joanna Matuszczyk
Judith Johnston
June Butt
Karen Mitchell
Kari Asbury
Karin von
Karla Morgan
Kathrin Lembke
Kathy Stemke
Katja Benevol Gabrijelcic
Katy Heider
Kay Thomerson
Keren Panthaki
Kimberly Idalski
Kirsi Loponen
Klaudia Tóth
Kristina Hahn
Laney Mead
Lara Lutrick
Lena Adams
Linda Kropp
Linda Newnham
Lisa Boucher
Lora Bright
Lorelle McIntyre
Lori Finney
Lucie Bouvier
Malin de Koning
Marina Dobrynina
Marina Kosovic
Marion Simmons
Marita Suominen
Marjolein Trewavas
Mary K McGraw
Maybeline Tay
Menka Gupta
Merja Sundström
Merja Syrjämäki
Michelle Buettner
Michelle Wigginton
Miranda Ackerely

Mowse Doyle
Mrs M
Natalie Davidson
Natalie Moten
Nikki Banham-Hall
Noemi Baena
Norma Turvey
Pam DeBoer
Patti Pruhs
Penny Houghton
Regina Santerre
Regina Wood
Rosanagh Watson

Rose Johnson
Rossana De Gaspari
Sam Waghorn
Sandi James
Sandra McGriff
Sandra Wollberg
Sandra Young
Shai Williams
Sierra Barrett
Silke Gröber
Siobhán Keogh
Stefanie Teufel
Sue Hamel
Sue Rennie
Susan McClelland
Susanna Lehto
Susie Hibdon
Suzann Sladcik
Tara Plote
Terri G.
Terry Carter
Terry Matuszyk
Theresa Frank
Tina Bosh

Facebook Participants

Audrey Allen
Cindy Wimmer Muse
Cynthia O'Toole
Deb Floros
Debbie Jensen
Erin Honeycutt
Kaushambi Shah
Lisa Lloyd Harrison
Mary Jane Tanner
Valerie Tilghman

Friday, April 19, 2013

Mixed media...

A while ago I got an idea that I would make some canvas art for our home using a transfer technique. I bought some supplies but then I got the flu and was totally under the weather for over two weeks  so I didn't get any crafting done.

I still haven't gotten to try my ideas but when I still had the flu I looked for inspiration on the Internet and found some really talented mixed media artists. Christy Tomlinson, Limore Weber and Donna Downey among others.

Then I attended the Stockholm Scrap & Pearl Event and got home with bags of mixed media supplies! Of course I bought beads and such as well but the majority was other things. Now the papers and stamps and such I can use when I do resin jewelry as well.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Second Reveal...

Today it's the second reveal for the Bead Soup Blog Party!

Visit Lori Anderson for the whole list of participants!

I am in the third reveal which is next Saturday so I hope you return then!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Bead Soup...

As I have written earlier I am participating in the Bead Soup Blog Party (BSBP) organized by the fabulous Lori Anderson of Pretty Things Blog. My swap partner Jenny of Mrs M Makes and I take part in the third reveal date that is on April 13th. I got my bead soup from Jenny a while ago but I got the flu and have not been able to anything bead related, or anything else, for a while. Bur yesterday I managed to take some photos of my soup so I finally can show the lovely soup.

The soup consists of yummy green, purple, teal and turquoise stone beads, the focal and two toggle clasps. 

The focal is a quite large antiqued silver metal shield-like pendant with a resin center. Its really lovely and it really got my mind going with design ideas right away.  

 Jenny sent me two clasps a bigger one and a really tiny one.

I think the flat stones is some type of Agate in purple and brown, the purple strand whit smaller beads is a much more vibrant color i real life. Wonder why purple is so hard to photograph. 

She also sent me strands of matte/frosted green agate and some lovely teal/green/brown coins as well as a strand of turquoise beads.

Do you want to see what bead soup I sent to my partner? Since I forgot to take a photo before packaging it all up to have to visit Mrs M Makes blog to see it! 

Monday, February 18, 2013

Bead Soup Partner...

I am taking part in the 7th Bead Soup Blog Party this spring. It is the third time I am participating in this great beading party with lots of inspirational and wonderful artists.  Just as last time it is three separate reveal dates and I am part of the last reveal date, April 13th.

My partner this time around is Jenny of Mrs M makes and I have sent her the soup I made for her. But I forgot to take a picture before I packaged it all up and sealed the envelope, so here is a picture of the envelope. :-D 

I hope this soup will spark the creativity of my swap partner!