Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Sudden influx of treasuries!

Yes, it's true, the Treasury that I made yesterday has the same name as my LL-BFAC necklace, because I was struggling with names. It's also full of beautiful items!

In the meantime, I found myself in a surprising amount of really beautiful treasuries this week. I'm feeling the love! Check them out:
Falling into Faerie
In the vast ocean a storm brews...
The Blue Woods
Fall Fantasy
Fading Light

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

It's done, it's done!

 I finally finished "Orientale" -- my 2012 Layne's Legacy -- Beading For A Cure necklace -- yesterday! Hooray! It's so good to have it done. It sat unfinished on my desk for too long, as I struggled to find inspiration on how to use every single type of bead included in the kit. I have to admit that while I think it is a beautiful, wonderful necklace and I wish I could keep it, it's probably not as grand as it should be due to the fact that beader's block made me simplify things in order to get it done in time. I have no doubt that whoever wins it will be very happy with it, but I also know that I will not even be in the running for the contest portion of LL-BFAC.
This is the kit I started with! To that, I added the cabochon with a vintage belly dancer and peacock image, some size 15 Charlottes, and Swarovski sequins in Sapphire and Lime to compliment the Colorado Topaz ones already included in the kit, plus a shibiuchi clasp. The sequins around the cab are my favorite part of the necklace, and an element that I will be incorporating into more work in the future.

If you would like to own this necklace, it will be up for auction in Spring next year!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Is it Autumn yet?

I guess I really am done with Summer, because I made another dark, moody, Autumn-y treasury yesterday. I really, really like this one, in fact. It's got some attitude!

Anyway, I am hard at work trying to finish my LL-BFAC necklace. I'm feeling rushed because I wasted the entirety of last week being SICK. I'm still not 100%, but I am well enough to bead, so I've been spending my mornings and afternoons this week stitching away. I'm pretty close, but I still have a few steps to do and then I have to get good photos and mail it off. Once that's done, however, it will be back to normal life in Erthe Fae Land, which means new jewelry and hopefully some new destash lots of beads, and regularly scheduled blog posts.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Good News!

I am pleased and excited to announce that I am one of 12 designers chosen to be part of the brand-new Allegory Gallery Design Team! Allegory Gallery is the brick-and-mortar shop that Andrew Thornton and his partner are opening, and while I live just a little too far away to be there in person, I will be designing things to be featured on the blog and newsletter. It's going to be awesome!

Please check out my eleven talented teammates!

Peggy Li
Sally Russick
Penny Neville
Cindy Cima Edwards
Amy Cousin
Genea Crivello-Knable
Brenda Salzano
Shannon Chomanczuk
Charlene Sevier
Jess Prill
Rebecca Anderson

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Come out to dance and shop!

Will you be in Tucson on Saturday? If so, you should stop by Fluxx Productions at 414 E 9th St, where we'll be having an awesome, dancey day! There's workshops, performances, and vending... including my jewelry! If you just want to shop, come by during the lunch break from 12-1:45pm. If you'd also like to see some great local dancers and my teachers from Anaya Tribal busting some moves, show up at 7:30 for the hafla, which only costs $5, is expected to run until 10pm, and will also have vending! I'll be there, but at some point I'll have to leave the booth to take my turn on stage :)

I haven't tested my booth set-up yet, but I expect that I will have an assortment of tribal necklaces and all of my earrings, bracelets and anklets with me. I hope I'll see you there!