Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Summer challenge

I never participated in a beading challenge before, so I was thrilled when Odin invited me to take part of one with her, JRPDesigns and Ruby Lockwood! The challenge consists in creating something using one of the two summer color palettes below:

These were the two most voted palettes. Both of them represent a big challenge to me because I never thought of using these colors together, especially to create a summer piece. My first choice was the second palette, but I don't have the beads I need in these colors. So I had to pick up the first palette.

Here are the beads I chose:

To match the dark blue, I'm going to use one (or all) of these beads:

The ones below correspond to the second blue (not sure if they truly match the blue in the picture, but they're the closest I could get):

The third color:

And the greens. Besides the chips, I'm still not sure which of the green beads I'm going to use.

I'm very excited to see what I can do with these beads. In a month I'll show you the result.

Meanwhile, check what beads the other participants chose:

Odin's Musings
Ruby Lockwood: she didn't choose yet, so I put the link for her channel.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Book: The Beaded Sphere and Variations

I want to thank Judy Walker for being so generous! She's giving away free copies (autographed!) of her book "The beaded sphere and variations". Click HERE to visit her webpage and see all steps you need to follow to ask a copy for yourself. You only need to pay for the postage.

That's the book I received. I'm amazed by all the beautiful things in her book! I'll make a detailed review after reading it.

When I sent an email to her asking for a copy, she told me that there were only a few books left. So hurry up! :)
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