Did you all have a great Valentines Day weekend? Mine was a bit...unconventional... And I suppose it isn't technically over.
Good morning! Hope you're staying warm/dry wherever you are. It's been so bitterly cold with storms marching across twice a week since Christmas, that I am so grateful for the few days of sunshine this week (even though it's still really cold). I took this photo yesterday morning after the freezing fog cleared off and just left the freezing part on the trees and the beautiful sunshine. It was about -10 when I took this photo. I was very quick about it. Brrrr!
Kristen Stevens, the talented seed bead weaver, hosted the Art Jewelry Elements component of the month design challenge for November.
She was inspired by this palette
to create these beaded beads
Remember way back on September 6th when I announced the art charm swap and Beads of Courage benefit auction? Yeah, it's a struggle for me too...seems like forever ago. Anyway, over the last few weeks, packages have poured in from all over the United States, plus Canada, England, France and Slovenia.
As you probably know by now, Art Jewelry Elements has a design challenge every month where one of my team members provide components for others to design with. Then we all reveal at the end of the month. This month Kristi Bowman was the hostess. Kristi was inspired by this photo:
I used Anne Choi sugar skull charms (you have to scroll down the page to see them).And lots of Swarovski crystals in fuchsia, copper (looks almost orange), and lilac. I decided on that color scheme after doing a little research on traditional DoTD colors. I'm keeping these earrings for myself because I LOVE them. Sparkly, colorful, and sugar skulls. What's not to love? You can find the list of fellow participants on hostess Diana P's blog. Make sure to visit and say hello. There's some pretty amazing and creative designs.