Thursday, April 14, 2016

What's New frome the Art Bead Scene Team

Now we are in the 2nd month of presenting What's New from the Art Bead Scene Team to share with you what we have been up to and what we have been making.  Due to the many commitments of our Team members it is possible that not all of us will have something new to share.  This month we have the work of 3 of us.  I will start today with Anne from Gardanne Beads and her new collection of Silvered Enamels.  These beauties are a mix of fine silver and enamel.

Don't you just love the way the enamels mix with the silver and explode into such wonderful shades of all sorts of color.
From Gardanne Beads  Silvered Enamel collection
For more purchasing options check out Anne's Facebook Group  Gardanne Handcrafted Enamel
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Michelle McCarthy has announced her 2nd Jewelry Designer Challenge with a sea side theme and lovely kit .  There are two color options for the coordinating beads.
                 2nd Jewelry Designer Challenge Kit by Michelle McCarthy  in blue
Another option is the sandy brown kit  in Michelle McCarthy's Jewelry Designer Challenge
You can participate in this event by purchasing a kit in Michelle's Etsy shop. FireFly DesignStudio
and joining her Facebook Group called Firefly Design Studio Designer Challenge
You will find all the information you need there to participate.

Michelle makes 30 kits available for purchase and has only a few kits, it any left.
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I have been working on a free form peyote stitch bracelet lately since I won't be able to get into my ceramic and metal studio for another 2 months due to a broken ankle.
 The ceramic beads are made by me and were fired at the Thousand Islands Art Center Community Raku Day last October.  The blue glaze is one of the many raku glazes that their resident potter, Serena Buchanan, mixes up and provides participants from the community.  It is an exciting and fun event.  I especially like the bumpy blue glaze that is on some of the beads and the sides of the snail focal.
       A work in Progress--Snail shell free form peyote stitch bracelet by Mary Harding.

Well that does it for this month.  Hope to see you in May with more new work from the Art Bead Scene Team. 
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Mary

3 comments:

Kathy Lindemer said...

All gorgeous pieces!

Firefly Design Studio said...

Sorry to see that you broke your ankle, Mary! You are definitely making the best of it by using it as designing jewelry time. Your bracelet is really neat. Anne - the silver is awesome with the enamels!

Rebecca said...

Beautiful selections Mary! Hope you're healing up :-)