Sunday, September 30, 2012

Art Jewelry Elements September Blog Hop

I know and I am so sorry I am late to the party.  Could this be considered fashionably late?  No probably not.  I have still been totally fighting this *hanging on forever, I am so sick of this* cold.  Really this one is worse than the Beadfest Flu (although that was an awesome place to catch the flu).

Anyway....It is that time again when I tell you that it was Diana's turn this month to offer up a component to the Art Jewelry Elements members as well as 3 lucky winners.  I think we are all winners when we get to play with anything from Suburban Girl Studios!!!!  I don't think she has created anything that hasn't made me want to run full sprint to her house and jack it!  Really I love them that much!

These are what she offered up!

And this is the one I received....

Love them!!!  You don't have to tell me I know you do.  So here is the part where I totally disappoint myself and all of you by saying that I did not get it completed.  Not without trying mind you.  I must have thought of a bazillion ways to display this gorgeous button but they either didn't pan out, I didn't have enough of a color of seed I was looking for found me totally drained of energy and napping.  

I did finally just sit and start playing and you know what?  I love what happened.  this is the bezeled pendant I created and my hubs sweetly named "Gold Dust"

Then on to the chain.  Well I did finally decide on a CRAW rope (which you know is one of my favorites but should be called CRAWL rope because it literally goes together at a snails pace!)  This rope is a free tutorial called Craw Swirl by Heather Colin that was created because my friend Shirley asked her a question!

So this is what I plan to finish up this weekend (if it stops raining and I can get the boys out of the house)  after I put out my autumn decorations.
Please hop over and see what everyone else has done.  There are some amazing creations!!!
(since I could not get every one's addresses to post go directly to Art Jewelry Elements and you will see the list!)

Hugs and Blessings to you all!!!!!


  1. Beautiful Kristen, I love how you framed the bead!! Wonderful design!!

  2. Considering that you have been sick, you got a lot done. The bezel you created is so pretty and even the toggle is seed stitched. I'm so impressed!

  3. Hi Kristen,
    Beautiful! Gold Dust is a great name for this piece I like the the hubs takes an interest in your beaded creations. I wish I had a good old house wives remedy for you to take to kick that cold to the curb, but alast I do not. I need to try the spiral CRAW after seeing yours and Shirley's it is a beautiful stitch.

  4. Beautiful! And thank you so much for the link to the tutorial. :)

  5. Kristen! Just found your lovely blog via the link you left in OTTBS. Love your writing style almost as much as I love your beading style.

    Will be back to visit more often! x

  6. It might not be finished, but it still looks fantastic!

  7. We are going to put your hubby on the official name club! I love Gold Dust!
    I'm sooo glad you bezeled it, I was wondering what it would look like, and it's gorgeous. I think you picked the perfect rope choice, cause, you know, CRAW is my fav technique at the mo...:)

  8. I love your necklace. I'll have to try that tutorial. I hope you're feeling better soon!

  9. I'm surprised you got anything done since you have been sick. It looks like a fabulous piece in the making. It will be beautiful when it's finished.

    I hope you feel better quickly!

  10. I am always so amazed at how seed beads transform a piece. Granted, it's a cool piece, but its so completely different in this context! Lovely work!

  11. Oh wow! So gorgeous and I love the name gold dust. Brilliant! The bezel is really cool and the rope looks like you're almost finished...

  12. Beautiful framing for that charm/pendant. Love the "simplicity" of the design.

  13. Sorry to hear you're still under the weather. :( Really, really hope that nasty cold lets go of you soon.

    Love your creation and think your hubby is very imaginative to come up with such a perfect name.
    Take care and get all the rest you need to chase that cold away. :)

  14. If blogger would let me reply to each of your comments I would!!! Thank you all so much for your support!


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