Sunday, November 3, 2013

Crystal Crazy & Creative Spark Glossi

Well here's a new and improved update - I've actually been beading since my last post!

Therese, of Therese's Treasures, kindly included me in her upcoming birthday challenge and I've been working up a piece that includes a beautiful piece of fused glass she created!

I'm enjoying the creative process with this glass focal and am looking forward to revealing it mid-month!

In the quick & easy department: I put on a pretty lime green shirt yesterday and realized I didn't really have any earrings that matched it well.  So I had one of those "how fun is it that I can whip up a pair of earrings to go with my shirt" moments! 

Circular peyote - so simple, and versatile!

At this point as I finish up the piece for Therese's challenge, I've already got a few things on deck.

These are going to be used in a project from the Art of Beadwork book I would like to try! 

I went positively crazy ordering crystals from Znet Shows the other day! 

How scrumptious are these Tiaria crystals!?!?!?I'm gearing up for the snowflakes I want to make this year for the holidays.   Last year I did a bunch of snowflakes from Sandra D Halpenny's patterns.   Her instructions are fantastic and although I didn't get to all of them, I did go on a bit of a pattern shopping spree last year and got several other patterns that I can't wait to try this year. Although those larger nuggets...well, I have some plans for those too....

Finally - I can't believe I forgot to talk this up earlier this fall, but I contributed to Znet Shows' new digital magazine called "Creative Spark".  It's put together by Hope Smitherman of Crafty Hope and I would highly recommend checking it out.  There's a ton of great inspiration in there.  And it's so great to see all the creations from Znet's Rings & Bling challenge! 

 Here's the link:


  1. I am dying to take a fused glass class!!! The crystals are awesome. I love crystal beads soooooo much!

  2. I cannot wait for Therese's Birthday to see what we all received and what we did with them!
    Buying more beads is always so inspiring, isn't it?! And congrats on being in Creative Spark! WooHoo! Always good to see yourself in a magazine!
    I LOVE those earrings you whipped up~they are all that is good about seed beads...just letting those tiny beads do all the talking with the right placement and color.
    Hope you have a good week, Amy :-D

  3. Hi Amy,
    Wow I can not wait to see what you and the others have done with their glass cabs. This is going to be a real birthday treat for me. I love the earrings! It is always a nice thing that we jewelry designing folks can whip up any thing in a matter of minutes to go with any outfit. Those are some gorgeous crystals from Znet looking forward to seeing some of the snowflakes that you make with those.


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