Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Art Bead Scene Blog: Design Team Challenge - June

One of my favorite blogs, the Art Bead Scene, recently got a new look and added some new features.  I was thrilled to be invited to participate in the very first ABS Design Team Challenge.  Editor Heather Powers sent a selection of her handmade Humblebeds to a few of us out here in jewelry-making blog land:  Cindy Wimmer, Erin Prais-Hintz, Lori Anderson, and Lorelei Eurto.  It is very cool to see how each of us took the core pieces and went our own directions.  All of them are so pretty and unique!

I started out with this Humblebead in hand...

..and thought I'd go with some resin-filled bezels.  In my first post about the challenge you can see the mess on my dining room table.  I changed course and found my way to the Red Creek jasper that I picked up at Beadfest in Philly.  From there this set emerged...

In addition to the jasper, I added red-orange leather, copper, and a pretty little Artisan Clay pendant from Kristie Roeder. 

The set's available on Etsy.

Thanks, ABS!!!


  1. So bright and pretty! Love the colors:)

  2. The jasper looks great with the beads. And I really like that red-orange leather. Looks pretty cool!

  3. I like that! It's definitely eye-poppin' eye-candy!

  4. What can I say, this piece "rocks."!

  5. This just screams fall. The leather is a nice touch. I think going with the jasper was a great idea.

  6. Really great set, Jen! Awesome design, Love those stones with the leather!

  7. You did a great job! See ya Doris

  8. I love the mix of colors and textures in the pieces. I think my favorite thing is how you group together several focals for the pendant, ecah one playing off the other. Thanks for joining in the fun!


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