Friday, November 9, 2007

Embellish Yourself

I recently did a post on Art Bead Scene encouraging everyone to "Embellish" themselves. You can see the article here: Embellish Yourself.

Shelley Nybakke, owner of "The Bead Parlor" in Bloomington, Illinois sent this picture along:

Yow! We should all looks so good!

Thanks Shelley!.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Collaboration: Artist Donna Sloma

This beauty was created with my good friend Donna Sloma. Donna made the pendant from an actual domino game piece! The black ring beads are some I made - all combined with other beads and chain I picked up at Ornamentea. (You can get the ring beads there also.) I love this necklace, great for the fall season, but I'll wear it all year.
Donna is one of those people that can take a pile of stuff that looks roughly like the floor of a kindergarten classroom and make something wonderful out of it. She designs pendants, pins, altered books and a huge variety of other things. You can get in on this talent by attending a class taught by Donna at Artists' Oasis in Apex, NC. Click on this link: Artists' Oasis classes .

You can meet Donna and purchase your own pendants at:

Artists' Oasis Open House
1000 N. Salem Street
Apex, NC
(919) 367-9933
November 11th

Christmas Carousel
NC State Fairgrounds
November 23rd - 25th

St. Mary Magdalene
Santa's Village
Magdala Place
Apex, NC

If you have the opportunity to meet Donna tell her I said Hi!