Thursday, October 16, 2008

Featured Designer - Monkeyshines

Woot Woot! Take a look at this steamy piece of jewelry by Jen of Monkeyshines.........

Jen has a complete line of Steampunk jewelry - so if you are doing some shopping for the techies or lovers of all things mechanical in your life, take a look here to get some fantastic pieces.

Jen also carries creates jewelry of many other themes - one that tugs at my heart is her Mother's Pendant. So true and so wonderful.........

If you would like to try your own hand at using an Elaine Ray bezel - here is your chance. They are now available in store at Ornamentea in Raleigh, NC, at the Bead Parlor in Bloomington, IL. and online with Ornamentea. Give one a try and send me a picture - I'd love to have you as my next Featured Designer!

Thanks again to Jen,

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Its a Dark and Stormy Night

This month at the Art Bead Scene you have a chance to win big! This month's challenge is A Dark and Stormy Night and the prize is a beautiful tree pendant from Gabriel Studios, which is paired with theses beads by me! Take a look here at the rules and regs then be sure to enter by October 31st.

If you are looking for inspiration for some stormy designs visit one of the great bead shops listed on the right hand side of this blog or with complete self promotion I present you with these suggestions from my line offered by Ornamentea:

How about this Bronzy Old Heart to set the mood for that stormy ride?

Or this Textured Toggle - a good way to stay connected even if the power goes out!

If your looking for a bit more color, try these Hour Glass Drops. Time to get moving - go out there and get creative!

I've been checking the entries - there are some beauties! Hope to see you there!

- Elaine