Wednesday, October 13, 2010
The fall is my favorite time of year. The air is fresh and the colors are vibrant and lush. It's also our busiest time of year for craft shows and jewelry parties. Sheryl and I have only a couple of free weekends until Christmas. When we aren't doing shows we are creating. We work so well together that we try to find as much time as possible to work together in the studio rather than on our own. We really seem to feed off of each other in creative, positive ways. Another great thing about the fall is that Artbeads has their fall blogging event. For those of you who regularly follow this blog, you know that for Artbeads blogging events, which happen every three months or so, they have chosen a group of jewelry artist that are offered beads and/or findings from the Artbeads website to use to create jewelry. Once the piece is created, we are asked to write a blog about the piece that we link back to the Artbeads website. Sheryl and I look upon these events as a great time to play. This time we chose a beautiful hand-painted porcelain and sterling silver pendant from their huge selection of porcelain pendants www.artbeads.com/porcelain-ceramic-pendants.html and Swarovski Crystals at www.artbeads.com/swarovski-crystal-beads to create a 'full of fall color' necklace and earring set. We added Onyx beads and sterling silver to complete the piece. The colors of Swarovski Crystal we chose to go with the pendant were Fire Opal, Olivine Copper, Crystal Copper and Khaki. The crystals seem to bring out the colors of the pendant with amazing vibrancy. Such fall colors! We were both so pleased with how the set looks and I'm looking forward to putting it up on the website. Busy is great, but sometimes it's important to take a break, get outside to enjoy the beauty of the day and breathe. Today is one of those days. Once this blog is posted, I'm out of here - enjoy your day! Disclaimer: Artbeads.com sometimes sends us products to review on this blog. We are free to choose from designated beads/findings and are free to make whatever we choose. We do not receive any compensation from Artbeads and we are expected to review their products honestly.