I get my creativity from my mother. We were having a conversation about her creative outlet and what she can do with it. It's kind of fun to help her figure out what to do with her ideas and bounce ideas off her and share things. We discussed our chosen mediums. I love all kinds of mediums, but glass makes me weak in the knees. Hers is photography and paper. I offered her some of my glass beads for her to experiment with mixed media collage.
In so doing, I told her what other artists are doing with my beads...and sent her a bunch of links to their work. And then I realized...I had forgotten to post the Blooming in June Designers Challenge results! These two designers ideas make me swoon...Kristin at KS Jewellery Designs has developed a flawless elegance with wire-wrapped silver. Yes, that's right. Wire-wrapped. No soldering involved! (She has created a tutorial to teach you some of her techniques.) And Mel at Kookie Designs...she's a designer after my own heart with her vibrant use of color. I feel like a crow who spots a shiny piece of foil...I want!!!
Since I had only two comments on the giveaway post, I changed up the rules a bit and sent off two sets of beads packaged up. I kept a set myself, played with the same theme, and posted my results here. I sent bead packages off blindly to challenge the designers...and Kristin received the vibrant set and Mel received the the more subdued set. Here are the results...I love seeing their individual stamp of artistry with sets that are similar in nature. The pieces both shout their designer's name.
KS Jewellery Designs
My mom's comments, "I love the bead encircled by the silver petals. how did she do that? did you do all those purple beeds they look great w the silver!"
My mom's comments: "i like the ring!"
Kanna Glass Update
I just moved into my new flat/apartment. Today. As always...I don't sleep well the first night in a new place, so I'm finishing this post for the blog. My newsletter will be a bit late, but I will have one for September. I had a theme planned, but with this move into a smaller accommodation, I have a new theme that seems more appropriate. I'm still getting settled, so my posts may be a bit random for a little while. Thanks so much for stopping by and your patience with this new transition for me!