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Friday, April 11, 2014

April Art Bead Scene Challenge

This month I entered the Art Bead Scene Monthly Challenge.  Every month a piece of art is chosen as inspiration.  At least one  "art bead" is used in the creation of a work.  This month I used beads designed by Ema K of Ema K Designs 
This month's work of art by Degas:

I used the colors as inspiration while looking through my beads to decide what to pair with the art beads.  

Sunday, March 23, 2014

For Two Days Only! 25% off!

To make up for the early end (one day) of the Cabin Fever Special Sale, I made a two day coupon that is 25% off!!   Use coupon code SPRINGFEVER during checkout to get 25% off any item!!  This offer ends on the morning of March 25th.  Check it out, I have posted and will continue to post many new items.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

New Fun Jewelry

I started making a new design of jewelry.  I will show how in a post coming up.  It has been fun and I am still experimenting with it.  The green leaf is the first one I made.  I wore the green one at a very formal meeting and have worn it in the most casual of situations.  Both are on sale now on my etsy site.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Cabin Fever Special!

I am feeling a bit of cabin fever so put the feelings in a special offer in our etsy store.  Use the coupon code THINKSPRING during checkout to get 15% off any item.  This offer is good until March 26, 2014.  I will be posting more items all the time, so check back often.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Art and Craft Show Saturday Oct 26

We will be at East Middle School in Traverse City, MI this Sat from 9-3:30.  Come and see us--Sue will be there, plus we have lots of new pieces to sell.  Many of the items that have not been seen online yet.  So if you live in or near Traverse City, please come in to see us!  The show is free to attend, and will have more than 80 vendors.  East Middle School is at 1776 Three Mile Road.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Art Bead Scene Blog: Designer of the Week :: Catherine's Dreams + Jangles

I can't believe it!  I was chosen as designer of thee week for the
Art Bead Scene Challenge!

Art Bead Scene Blog: Designer of the Week :: Catherine's Dreams + Jangles

For a couple of years I have been entering the challenge on and off.  I have felt great admiration for the other entries and  awe of the designers of the week.  What an honor it is to be chosen this week!
Thank you for the vote of confidence!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

August Art Bead Scene Challenge

This month the inspirational painting for the the Art Bead Scene monthly challenge has some of my favorite colors in it.  

The title of this work is "Tres Personages" (three people) by Rufino Tomayo 

The art beads (the circle beads and the round purple striped focal bead) were all made by Jenifer Heynen of Jangles.  They really seemed to go with the colors of the inspiration painting.  

I also used some dyed agates that went with the painting and also the art beads.  I strung all of them on strong red thread and used red glass seed beads as spacers,  I felt the large claw clasp would add weight to allow the bracelet to hang correctly.

The result is a fun and colorful bracelet.  Once again, this challenge helped me to use my imagination and step outside the box.