Friday, May 29, 2015

Inspired by Reading: The Children's Book by AS Byatt

Thanks to Andrew for a fun meet up at Allegory Gallery for local book clubbers!

This month's book was a doozy! It was very daunting at over 700 pages on my Nook. And I must admit, I didn't get very far at all. The premise of her book seems fun and interesting, I will keep it on my nook to get back to a little at a time.

I took inspiration from the part in the beginning when the two main characters met and married when they were younger. Olive was playing Titania in A Midsummers Night Dream during a class on fairy mythology. "Olive Grimwith was dressed in floating moonsilver with peacock feathers, silken flowers and naked feet." 

I used a beautiful strand of Tourmalated Moonstone Briolettes with glass pearls and a Green Girl Studios fairy button as my clasp. 

It is VERY hard to capture the beauty of the Moonstone with an iPhone, so please use your imagination about how amazing the colors in the stone are!!

Thanks for looking! Hop around and see what everyone else made this month!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Pretty Palette Reveal!

Thanks to Erin Prais-Hintz for hosting this Halcraft and Michaels challenge. It's always so fun to get her picture and then go off in search of the beads on the wall o beads at Michaels. See the Halcraft blog here:

Here's a closeup of the beautiful Scandanavian fabric she found...

 Here's my bead tray full of Bead Gallery Beads from Michael's...

 Tada! My necklace...

 Hop back to the Halcraft blog and check out what everyone else made.

Thanks again Erin! What fun these are!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Andrew Thornton's Sweet Honey kit challenge

This kit was filled to the brim with beautiful honey colors! Thanks to Andrew for an amazing array of Amber colored beads!

I found an awesome bronze bee at Allegory Gallery and used the Mystery Component from Andrew to make this asymmetrical necklace...
Here's a beautiful closeup of the bee and honeycomb...
Be sure to visit Andrew's blog to see the blog hop! I'll post the list as soon as it is up! Share some blog love!

 Carole Carlson

Andrew Thornton, Kate Enniss-Reid, and Sandi Bass