Monday, February 24, 2014

Febuary Giveaway

I am so excited to have my first Giveaway!
 I am so grateful for all the support my fans give me so I want to share the love. I will be having a giveaway every month for you to have a chance to win some handmade jewelry created by Blazinbeads. This month I am giving away these gorgeous mood bead earrings with Swarovski crystals. Winners will be chosen in a random draw. Just visit my facebook page-
Everyone who already has liked my page is automatically entered to win. If you share the giveaway post, then you are entered twice. Feel free to spread the work with family and friends!
Thanks again for all the support, it means the world to me!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Keeping it Fresh

I love design, and I am often daydreaming of what I can bead that I haven't beaded before. I've been so inspired by other bead artists, and I see the possibility of what can be accomplished. This new year I decided to try some beaded cuffs. I decided to create a line of similar style bracelets that reflect my style of beadwork. The first cuff I created was completely beaded, no open spaces, three cabochons, and lots and lots of hours! I am somewhat happy with the results, but not as satisfied as I should feel considering how much time it took me to finish it! This is the first beaded cuff I created.

                                                                                               I love the feel and the look of ultra suede. My next bracelet was just as much of a challenge because I decided to work with open space. I often have challenges when it comes to open space in bead embroidery work. Working with these cuffs has taught me so much about letting go of my worries of open space. I really like the highlighting of the beaded cabochon, or filigree centerpiece. I even figured out how to bead a little cabochon onto a filigree piece with it not looking sloppy, and it is completely secure with no glue!
 More ideas have blossomed as I have made this line of bracelets, and even more ideas that I have not had a chance to work with as well! Stay tuned and I look forward to sharing my new creations with you. Have a peek at a few of these bracelets here