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Sue Beads · 2W ago

Art Elements Weekly Challenge::Week ???

Not sure what you would call this week for the weekly challenge, but I chose this time, and picked "cat" as the prompt.Ever since I visited Japan over 10 years ago, I have been fascinated w...
Sue Beads · 3W ago

The ISGB Gathering Bead Swap

The ISGB (International Society of Glass Beadmakers) has a convention each year, called The Gathering.  I love the name - a gathering is the blob of glass you put on the mandrel before you s...
Sue Beads · 3W ago

Art Elements Theme Challenge - Amulet Bags

I had all kinds of high hopes to get some amulet bags done for this post, but I scheduled a trip away and there's just not enough time.  Cathy chose Amulet Bags as the theme and I know that ...
Sue Beads · 3W ago

Art Elements Weekly Challenge::Week 7

Stars is the theme of the week - I just happen to have some stars!  I made these little mini cabochons a while ago for a component of the month - I really like them!!!!  The top star is from...
Sue Beads · 1M ago

Art Elements Weekly Challenge::Week 6

Better late than never, right? I have such a hard time keeping up with EVERYTHING - however, I learned this cool collage technique on my Potomac retreat - more about that later when I steal ...
Sue Beads · 1M ago

Art Elements Weekly Challenge::Week 5

I had to miss last week, Spirals, because I just didn't have enough time.  But since I was chosen to pick the theme for this week, I made it!  The theme for this week was monochrome.  I had ...
Sue Beads · 1M ago

Art Elements Component of the Month - Jenny Davies-Reazor

Appropriately, Jenny provided us with kintsugi hearts for the Art Elements February Component of the Month.But not just any hearts - broken hearts, stitched up.  You may know that kintsugi i...
Sue Beads · 2M ago

Art Elements Weekly Challenge::Week 3

This week's internal challenge over at Art Elements was beetle.  I had just the thing I wanted to try.  My kids brought me back this scarab bead from the British Museum, I am assuming it's s...
Sue Beads · 2M ago

Art Elements Weekly Challenge::Week 2

Our second weekly Art Elements challenge was Serenity.  I find my serenity at the beach - anywhere!I created these two things:This photo collage shows photos I've taken in St. Maarten, the C...
Sue Beads · 2M ago

Art Elements Weekly Challenges::Week 1

And now, for a rare extra blog post, I bring you the Art Elements weekly challenge post! The group of us over at Art Elements have internal challenges from time to time, and this will be a w...