Winter Fantasy is a challenge we're doing this month at the B'sue Boutiques Creative Group
The above example is by Tanya Van Beeck using simple elements. The dragonfly and leaves are from B'sue Boutiques
This is stamped solder on a crescent blank from B'sue's by Pam Duke of Moon above Madness:
And a classic 'New Vintage' design by Jann Tague of Clever Designs!
And a frosty piece from Ingrid Anderson of Lilisgems!
She used (as did Pam) our antique silver book chain and bead caps from the B'sue Boutiques website.
We'd love you to join us at the Creative Group! This month's challenge revolves entirely around winter beauty....frosty, icy looks. We are featuring designs with pearl, white, silver, gold.....glitter!....a bit of black to anchor a piece if needed....grey vitrail, black diamond, crystal and crystal ab beads.....and you can work in any media. If you are a metalworker, lampworker, work in clay of any kind, are an assemblage artist, mixed media, fashion-oriented jeweler using more modern elements....all are fine, so long as YOU personally make the jewelry!
One of the participants every month receives a 25.00 free shopping pass to B'sue Boutiques The challenge is based on participation rather than skill, so all jewelry makers should participate, no matter their level. We love to nuture newbies!
Participants using goods from B'sue Boutiques *may* have their photos selected for the bi-monthly BEAD CHAT (from Artisan Whimsy) online magazine spread. Using goods from our website is not, however, a prerequisite for participation or winning the free shop pass ( the pass is chosen by random number generator from among all participants.)
Read more about BEAD CHAT MAGAZINE by finding the link in the badges section on the right hand nav bar at this blog.....it's a free online magazine produced by Melinda Orr and team. You will NOT BELIEVE the free info you can receive from this magazine...from artists you probably already know!
And look for my article about vintage jewelry and repurposing in the last issue. I will probably reprint it here on this blog later this coming week.
Now that I have this great looking new blog design, I am making notes about blog posts and getting in here and visiting with you more about what's current, what's easy, what's fun....for new jewelry makers as well as those who are more advanced!