lördag 26 oktober 2013

ABS October Challenge as simple as can be......

I did not post in a very long time
and I did not participate in any challenges ....
but it is time to return ...

And I made a very simple style necklace with art beads and leather for this months challenge ! 
All from nature..clay and leather  :-)

Simple.... actually because Im somtimes thinking jewelry is getting to complicated with all this mixed media out there...

focal I made myself  in ceramic
and the bigger beads are made by Nan Emmet at Spirited earth
smaller beads from blueberriebeads
and flower Raku fired beads by Dorcas at Wondrousstrange designs
deer skin is hand cut by a friend in US 

And this is the art that inspired me
 I do love it !!

Owl on Gingko Branch (Scops Owl Under Crescent Moon) 1915
Ohara Koson
Woodblock Print on Paper

I did get a heart attack in August ( I could never have guessed... as Im not the type for that.. slim no high blood pressure or anything..  but stress is a dangerous thing and I have had plenty of that for many years)
Most problems I have now is with the ulcers from the meds they gave me at hospital
so Im still far from my  "normal" me..
lost over 14 pounds and was slim before
but Im slowly getting stronger and have been able to create a little...

Thank You for stopping by

much love

lördag 20 juli 2013

Bead Hoarders Blog Hop reveal

Welcome to the Bead Hoarders Blog Hop !!
About 167  of us showing some things we do if we actually use the beads :-)

I want to thank Lori Anderson again for being such a great host for those hops and  opportunities to play along with other designers over the world !
Stay strong we need and love You !!

As usual I did not make the things I intended so some of the used stash is old and some new....

First out a pair of earrings with my handmade ceramic triangle beads with feathers  + Czech glass and linen ...copper wires. I have lots of my own beads hoarding in drawers and still want to use other designers beads too...

Necklace with amazing Quartz stone point and polymer art bead in front ( I did buy that art bead very long ago so no shop name sorry). Lots of silk ( I have so much silk to use !) and cords  small beads (Czech and pearls) sewn into the silk around the neck. Closes with another raw quartz at the side as a button. Czech beads are great to use every where!
here are  earrings to match the necklace with those spectacular raw Quartz points and vintage beads (sterling ear wires made by myself) Those quartz points are double or multi terminated so they have nice strong energies :-)
I have a lovely selection of vintage beads that need to be used


 Lots of earrings in this post ......

like those with Czech glass new style....hard to resist those beads on the fabulous pictures in the shops .......eeeeekkk

and this pair with gorgeous Swarovski faceted big guys and Titanium plated Quartz
  + handmade ox. copper wires with beads on
My stash of Swarovski beads is not small and I rarely use them those days as my jewelry is turning more and more tribal..

 One more Talisman necklace, this one  with lots of goddies from Petra! I got a package Yesterday from her and just had to make something at once :-) Love her ceramic charms
added some Czech beads and Botswana agate ....can be worn long or wrapped like this!(good to use some of my horded chain too..this is a fantastic raw brass chain ..added some ox)

Those earrings have some more from her shop...lovely  wood looking shards ;-)  had to use them too...+ wooden beads and red lampwork. I have lots of nice lampwork in my drawers. Some made by my dear friends over seas !

Recently made earrings with lampwork and crystal points (have a thing for points at the moment  lol  You may have noticed )  my own 2 favo pairs at the moment

and finally.... a color-boost with silk and Jade for my daughter Lina, color and flower lover, who left Sweden for New Zealand a few weeks ago. Working as fire engineer constructing at the rebuilding of the town Christchurch. She left in beginning of Swedish summer and landed in darkest winter down under. (though I must say their winter is like our spring over here )
Those are not finished and I may make some more for the stack........

 I was planning to make more jewelry  but am very busy with garden and house at the moment ...here some nice things I will use soon..
Scarab pendant from my friend Dorcas (making a necklace for men)  and a huge Basha bead....big hollow bead from Claire..... some  ancient roman glass ... and brass bells 

I will soon start a HUGE destash sale  in my Etsy shop AngelWhisperer

I have a sale in my shops too right now !
If You visit You can use the coupon code  
HORDERS   to get 25 %  off  :-)
only during the weekend ! Thank You very much for visiting !

and now its time to hop ...have a great time
I know I will :~)

list of participating artists : 

1.  Lori Anderson, Pretty Things
2. Nancy Dale, NEDBeads
3. Roxanne Mendoza, Roxi Designs
4.  Melissa Trudinger, beadrecipes
5.  Rana Lea, Rana Lea Designs
6.  Perri Jackson, Shaktipaj Designs
7.  Rita Avila, Jewel School Friends
8.  Linda Anderson, From the Bead Board
9.  Sharon Palac, Sharon's Jewelry Garden
10.  Erin Guest, Renlish

11.  Joan Williams, lilruby jewelry
12. Diane Hawkey, Diane Hawkey
13.  Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation
14.  Sue Kennedy, SueBeads
15.  Lisa Cone, Inspired Adornments
16.  Kari Asbury, Hippie Chick Design
17.  Nichole Byers, Nichole Byers
18.  Lori Jean Poppe, Adventures in Creativity
19.  Linda Landig, Linda's Bead Blog and Meanderings
20.  Lori Schneider, Bead Addict

21.  Molly Alexander, Beautifully Broken Me
22. Cece Cormier, The Beading Yogini
23.  Niki Sayers, Silver Nik Nats
24.  Elsie Deliz-Fonseca, Eliz-Eliz and All That Craft
25.  Amber Dawn, Inventive Soul
26.  Heather Powers, Humblebeads
27.  Sarah Goode, Pookledo
28.  Monique Urquhart, A Half-Baked Notion
29.  JJ Jacobs, Coming Abstractions
30.  Cheri Reed, Creative Designs by Cheri

31.  Robyn, Museiddity
32.  Catherine King, Catherine's Musings
33.  Jacquie, Bead Gypsy
34.  Janet McDonald, Singing Woods
35. Kay Thomerson, Kayz Kreations
36.  Tanty Sri Hartanti, TJewellicious by Tanti
37.  Hannah Rosner, Good River Valley
38.  Rochelle Brisson, A Creative Chelle
39.  Nelly May, Smelly Nelly
40.  Skylar Bre'z, Brising Beads

41.  Beti Horvath, Stringing Fool
42.  Christie Murrow, Charis Designs
43.  Leanne Loftus, First Impression Design
44.  Valerie Norton, Hot Art
45.  Judy Riggs, Rigglettes
46.  Crystal Thain, Here Bead Dragons
47.  Terry Carter,  Tapping Flamingo
48.  Sue, Mid-Life Great Expectations
49.  Nan Smith, Wired Nan
50.  Miranda Ackerley, MirandAck Arts

51.  Marie Covert, Creating Interest
52.  D'Arsie Manzella, This Here Now, Mamacita
53.  Stephanie Haussler, Pixybug Designs
54.  Lori Bergmann, Lori Bergmann Design
55.  Johanna Nunez, The Lovely One Design
56.  Mary Govaars, MLH Jewelry Designs
57.  Becky Pancake, Becky Pancake Bead Designs
58.  Alicia Marinache, All the Pretty Things
59.  Debbie Rasmussen, A Little of This, A Little of That
60.  Nat, Grubbi Ceramics

61.  Marjorie Savill Linthwaite, Bennu Bird Rising
62.  Cheryl McCloud, One Thing Leads to Another
63.  Heather Otto, The Crafthopper
64.  Candida Castleberry, Spun Sugar Beadworks
65.  Tracie Dean, Dean Designs
66.  JuLee Wolfe, The Polymer Penguin
67.  Ginger Bishop, Lil Mummy Likes
68.  Karen Mitchell, Over the Moon Design
69.  Jeannie Dukic, Jeannie's Blog
70.  Dini Bruinsma, Angaza by Changes

71.  Birgitta Lejonklou, Create With Spirit
72.  Shalini Austin, Jewellery by Shalini
73.  Jayne Capps, Mama's Got to Doodle
74.  Ile Ruzza, Ilenia's Unique Beaded Jewelry
75.  Jackie Marchant, Fiddledeedee Jewelry
76.  Annita Wilson, AW Jewelry 
77.  Sherri Stokey, Knot Just Macrame
78.  Hannah Trost, PZ Designs
79.  Linda Inhelder, Must Haves Jewelry
80.  Miri Agassi, Beadwork

81.  Hope Smitherman, Crafty Hope
82.  Dyanne Cantrell, Dee-Liteful Jewelry Creations
83.  Susan Bowie, Susan Nelson Bowie
84.  Megan Milliken, MaeMaeMills
85.  Menka Gupta, Menka's Jewelry
86.  Ambra Gostoli, Chic and Frog
87.  Lori Lochner, Bloghner
88.  Gerda Jurimae, Gerda's Crafts Blog
89.  Susan, Mistheword
90.  MaryLou Holvenstot, MaryLou's time2cre8

91.  Mary Shannon Hicks, falling into the sky
92.  Karin King, The Sparklie Things Blog
93.  Christa Murphy, Adventures of One Beady Woman
94.  Jenny Davie-Reazor, Jenny Davies-Reazor
95.  Donetta Farrington, Simply Gorgeous
96.  Mallory Hoffman, Rosebud 101 - For the Love of Beads
97.  Danielle Kelley, Imbue the Muse
98.  Kym Hunter, Kym Hunter Designs
99.  Dolores Rami, CraftyD's Creations
100.  Marcia Dunne, 13 Alternatives

101.  Marlene Cupo, Amazing Designs
102.  Emma Todd, A Polymer Penchant
103.  Wendy Holder, Jewelry by WendyLea
104.  Michelle Escano, The Cabby Crafter
105.  Louise Glazier, Lily and Jasmine Treasures
106.  Dana Hickey, Wind Dancer Studios
107.  Lennis Carter, windbent
108.  Anne Betenson, Crystal River Beads
109.  Audrey Belanger,  Dreams of an Absolution
110.  Lisa Stukel, Carefree Jewelry by Lisa

111.  Janine Lucas, Travel Stories
112.  Claire Lockwood, Something to Do With Your Hands
113.  Kathy Engstrom, Catherine's Dreams
114.  Paula Hisel, Simply Beadiful
115.  Karla Morgan, Texas Pepper Jams
116.  Mischelle Fanucchi, Micheladas Musings
117.  Kim, Cianci Blue
118.  Linda Sadler, Ida Louise Jewelry
119.  Karen, Spokalulu
120.  Jennifer LaVite, Dry Gulch Bead and Jewelry

121.  Andrea Glick-Zenith, ZenithJade Creations
122.  Karen Martinez, Fairies Market
123.  Robin Reed, Artistry HCBD
124.  Amy Bright, LABweorc
125.  Jasvanti Patel, Jewels by Jasvanti
126.  Tammie Everly, TTE Designs
127.  Karin Slaton, Backstory Beads
128.  Natalie Moten, Running Out of Thread
129.  Sharyl McMillian-Nelson, Sharyl's Jewelry & Reflections
130.  Jenny Kyrlach, Wonder and Whimsy

131.  LiliKrist, Handmade by LilK
132.  Jessica Klaaren, The Truth Space
133.  Cynthia Abner, Created Treasures
134.  Beth Emery, Stories by Indigo Heart
135.  Heather Davis, Blissful Garden Beads
136.  Jeanne, Gems by Jeanne Marie
137.  Sandi Volpe, Sandi Volpe
138.  Laren Dee Barton, Laren Dee Designs
139.  Steph, Confessions of a Bead Hoarder
140.  Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations

141.  B. R. Kuhlman, Mixed Mayhem
142.  Patty Miller, Cabari Beads
143.  Elizabeth Bunn, Elizabeth Beads
144.  Marianna Boylan, Pretty Shiny Things
145.  Lizzie Clarke, The Need to Bead
146.  Christina Miles, Wings 'n' Scales
147.  Patricia, The Color of Dreams
148.  Marde Lowe, Fancimar
149.  Ev Shelby, Raindrop Creations
150.  Sarah Small, By Salla

151.  Perri Jackson, Shaktipaj Designs
152.  Laurie Vyselaar, Lefthand Jewelry
153.  Pam Traub, Klassy Joolz
154.  Lisa Harrison, Daisy Meadow Studio
155.  Anzia Parks, Anzi-Panzi's Work Shoppe
156.  Ingrid, Lilisgems Handcrafted Jewelry Inspirations
157.  Andra Weber, Andra's Joyful Journey
158.  Kelly Hosford Patterson, The Traveling Side Show
159.  Adlinah Kamsir, Dreamstruck Designs
160.  Marci, That Nothing Be Wasted

161.  Kris Lanae Binsfield,  Cherish Designs
162.  Stephanie Perry, Mustard Bead
163.  Birgit Klughardt, Gites Beads
164.  Inge von Roos, Inge's Blog
165.  Rebecca Sirevaag, Becca's Place
166.  Sandy Markley, Gypsy Spirit Designs
167.  Elena Adams, Lena's Beady Blog

tisdag 16 juli 2013

I am not alone

.........many of my friends are
                   bead -hoarders  :-)

(who does not love pearls)

closing up on the reveal date for the  bead hoarders blog hop  on SATURDAY    June  20 

Lori our host is not well at the moment so send her some healing thoughts !!
Maybe the date will be changed but I have not heard anything about that yet!!

(or stones)

I have not made much yet as overwhelmed by the garden and house (needs painting here and there) ....
But I think I will pick some favos from the stash to work with :-)

(who does not need bone)
Still some listings to do on Etsy and cleaning of the working space before  making the jewelry ...

( I think I lost a bit control over my stash when starting making those ceramic beads)  piling up !!

(Guess I need some cord to pull it all together ;-o)

Also there will be a sale when the blog hop is ON so keep an eye in my shops 

much love

onsdag 29 maj 2013

Art Jewelry Elements May Challenge and blog hop

I was one of the lucky winners of a bead from Susan Kennedy  in the Art Jewelry Elements May challenge
and I got this pretty little disc bead to work with :-)  Thank You SUSAN !!

I decided  to make a pair of earrings ...
and as I just got my hands on some nice crystal points I wanted to add them of course 

First try was with metal wire but I changed that idea and wanted to use soft cord instead as a contrast to the sharp points..
Waxed linen  and some Czech glass and tribal handmade beads were added...and more lampwork beads made by my friend Cece Cormier  (Thank You again!)

Now I have to decide if to use them myself or list them in my Etsy store ......

Thank You for stopping by and have fun looking at what the other winners made of their beads 
Much Love  Birgitta

hop here :

Guest Bloggers

Lorelei Eurto   http://www.lorelei1141.blogspot.com/
Birgitta Lejonklou   http://lejonklou.blogspot.com/
Heidi Post   http://www.expostfactojewelry.blogspot.com/
Lola Surwillo   http://beadlolabead.blogspot.com/
Kay Thomerson   http://kayzkreationz.blogspot.com/

AJE Team

Jennifer Cameron  http://glassaddictions.com/
Jenny Davies-Reazor   http://www.jdaviesreazor.com/blog
Susan Kennedy   http://www.suebeads.blogspot.com/
Linda Landig   http://www.lindasbeadblog.com/
Melissa Meman    http://melissameman.blogspot.com/
Rebekah Payne   http://www.treewingsstudio.com/
Kristen Stevens    http://kristen-beadjourney.blogspot.com/
Jo Tinley     http://daisychaindesignsjewellery.blogspot.com/
Francesa Watson    http://francescawatson.com/
Lesley Watt    http://thegossipinggoddess.blogspot.com/

söndag 28 april 2013

The Winner of the Give-Away

First of all I want to thank all visitors  for taking the time to comment on the BSBP 7  blog post  :-)

Party is still on with the second and third reveal!


And now   ta tara tata TAAAAAAAAA
the winner of the giveaway :
Gaia Copia
I do need Your address to send those ceramic art beads to You ! 
I am happy to say I just got a new router for my mobile internet as I had severe problems for many months. It is more stable at the moment and that feels so great!
Do not forget to hop around in the BSBP party with participants form so many places on Mother Earth !  
much love

fredag 29 mars 2013

7th Bead Soup Blog Party REVEAL 1

now it is time again  for this  h u g e  event with participating jewelry artists from all over the world just in the beginning of spring (over here)


I have not shown myself on the Pinterest and other forums due to health issues and most of all LOTS !  of internet problems ( like right now it took me 1,5 hour just to get 7 pictures into this post )

A BIG thank You and many warm HUGS to
LORI ANDERSON   and team  ( You did it again !) the amazingly dedicated host of this multiple blog hop that starts today and with the third and last hop reveal  April?
As Lori is not well the second and third reveal are moved forward !!  This flower is for Lori and hope she will feel better soon and get some sleep !

And to my very talented and warm-hearted partner
DINI BRUISMA  from Holland. She makes stunning   lampwork beads for sure ! On her blog You can see what she made of the soup she got from me  :-)

a picture of the gorgeous mix she sent  :

Starting off with the BLUE my first jewelry piece showed is a Talisman and healing necklace with that amazing  Kyanite focal I got from Dini. Kyanite is one of the most powerful healing-stone and it does not take on any negative energies ever... they say...
As usual I started out with a complete different idea how to use it with macrame and linen but this is was had to be done ...
(I do not argue much with the muse and angels )

The pendant is based on a copper "ring" with  inscription made by fellow Etsy  artist  and arceologist  Tiina
 In the dangle You find that  gorgeous  Kyanite stone, vintage horse head  (gift from a dear friend in US), vintage bell charm (from a friend in Australia), vintage Religious medal, african metal beads, bone different styles, pearl, rhinestone spacer ball and ethnic glass beads.
As usual not only this blog hop is worldwide but the ingredients in my jewelry comes from all over  !

After finishing what I had planned  to do I sat down playing around with what is left of the soup..... and those earrings created themselves  with connectors in silver color from Dini´s mix , rhinestone spacers, sea sed. Jasper , wood, ethnic beads and Lapis Lazuli . Ear wires in sterling by myself.

And now over to the REDS
First thing I made when I got the beads from Dini was those earrings as I fell so much in love with her lovely lampwork beads and this triangular shape jummjumm
Added some ethnic beads, coral, Czech glass and my handmade ceramic daggers  

Next is a matching pendant and leather necklace with one more of those lovely triangular lampwork beads, my ceramic old looking medal, coral and in the ends some bone and more coral. This is adjustable with a sliding bead in ancient look Czech glass...(leather is hand cut and dyed in the US)

....and a bracelet !
Dinis lovely lampwork is the focal and I added some of her lovely stones (agate, coral, rock crystal), my ceramic flower button, lots of handmade ethnic style glass beads, sea themed charms and a matte silver finish lobster to close behind the button   

with (almost) matching earrings. I did get a bit obsessed with that triangular shape so I made some triangular beads and charms in clay. Here a pair of red ones with fragments of a butterfly, faceted Pyrite beads from Dini and some ethnic style glass beads

Finally  .....what became of the clasp this time.....
A Yoga inspired leather bracelet with my ceramic bead, Czech glass beads large hole, braided, natural and blue leather with a Buddha dangle ....

I do have some nice beads and stuff left from the soup so one more bracelet and some earrings are on the way...  :-)

This is on my bead table ....fantastic Agate beads from the soup and my focal...not sure yet how it will turn out..

  During this first BSBP week  I have a 20% sale in my  Etsy shops. Go there to get the CODES  !!

Also I have a Give-Away of those ceramic art beads
one bracelet focal and one pendant in ancient green :

only thing You have to do is to write a comment to be in...
I will announce the winner after the party is "over"  in April


Thank You very much for taking Your time to visit !!

  Below is the complete list of today´s  participants  !!
I wish You an inspiring tour around the world of beaders

much love


Our host: Lori Anderson www.PrettyThingsBlog.com

Alicia Marinache
Amber Dawn Goldish
Barb Solem
Bev Breisinger
Birgitta Lejonklou
Breana Fry
Brenda Sue Lansdowne
Bridget Torres
Carol Dee Myers
Carolyn Chenault
Cassi Paslick
Cece Cormier
Cheryl McCloud
Cindy Wilson
Crystal Thain
Cynthia Riggs
Dana Hickey
Dana James
Darlene Fortier
Deana Hager
Deanna Cox
Deb Brooks
Debra Behrends
Denielle Hagerman
Denise McCabe
Diana Frey
Diana Welte
Dini Bruinsma
DiYana Alcalde
Dolores Raml
Donna Millard
Dot Lewallwn
Duane Clark
Dyanne Cantrell
Eleanor Burian-Mohr
Elisabeth Auld
Elizabeth Owens Dwy
Emily Greer
Enikö Fabian
Erin Grant
Eva Kovacs
Eva Sherman
Gina Hockett
Grace Rotenberg
Gretchen Nation
Hannah Rosner
Heather Davis
Heather Marston
Heather Powers
Ingrid McCue
Jacqueline Marchant
Jan Petek
Janeen Sorensen
Jane-Michael Stallings
Jasvanti Patel
Jayashree Paramesh
Jayne Capps
Jean Yates
Jennifer Cameron
Jennifer LaVite
Joan Williams
Jodie Marshall
Judy Riggs
Julie Anne Leggett
Kat Barron Miller
Kathy Lindemer
Kim Hora
Kim Houston
Kim Sparks
Krafty Max
Kris Lanae Binsfeld
Krista French
Kristen Stevens
Kristi Harrison
Kumi Fisher
Laren Dee Barton
Laura Bracken
Laura Demoya
Laurie Hanna
Laurie Keefe-Cecere
Lea Avroch
Leanne Loftus
Lee Anne Messerschmidt
Leslie Schenkel
Linda Anderson
Linda Djokic
Linda Murphy
Linda Sadler
Lisa Liddy
Lisa Suver
Liz DeLuca
Liz Engriser
Lola Surwillo
Loretta Carstensen
Lori Anderson
Lori Bergmann
Lori Bowring Michaud
Lori Poppe
Lori Schneider
Lyn Foley
Maddison Langford
Magdalena Sikora
Mallory Hoffman
Marcella Austenfeld
Marcy Lamberson
Maria Clark
Maria Rosa Sharrow
Marianna Boylan
Marie Covert
Marti Conrad

Mary Ellen Merrigan
Mary Harding
Molly Alexander
Nan Emmett
Niky Sayers
Pam Chesbro
Pam Farren
Pam Sandy
Pam Traub
Pamela Gangler
Patricia Buchanan
Patricia Johnson
Patty Miller
Paula Hisel
Peggy Gabrielson
Perri Jackson
Rachel Baron
Rachel Stanley
Rain Hannah
Rana Wilson
Renetha Stanziano
Robin Reed
Rochelle Brisson
Rose Rushbrooke

Ruth Szapa
Sally Russick
Sandi Volpe
Sandra Pendragon
Sandy Richardson
Sarah Small
Shannon Hicks
Shari Replogle
Sheila Daniels
Sheila Davis
Shiraz Biggie
Shirley Moore
Skylar Bre'z
Staci Smith
Stacie Florer
Stacy Pomerleau
Stephanie Weiss
Sumi Rani
Susan Sheehan
Suzette Bentley
Tamera Norris
Tracy Choy
Tracy Stillman
Valerie Norton
Vicki Holliday

AND a HUGE thank You for all lovely comments!!!