Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Wedding Jewelry, Bead-It-Forward, Blue Ribbons and more!

Once again, I'm stunned at the amount of time that has passed since my last post (why does this feel like confession.....#formercatholicstruggles)!!

The summer passed at a lightening speed and fall is in full swing!  Work has been busy, but it's been an interesting and fun few months for which I remain grateful that I'm in a job that I enjoy so much! Here are a few moments from the recent past:
Farm dinners! 

Bridal magazine editorial shoot with this gorgeous white horse! 

Caught in the act snapping pics for social media and web updates!

My stepdaughter's wedding came and went and it was a lot of fun to see the bridal party wearing the jewelry I made for them!
My husband hand-painted these boxes and added initials for each of the bridal party!

So pretty! 

Close ups of the earrings and bracelet each of them wore!
I had a huge thrill at the beginning of fall when two pieces I submitted to The Eastern States Exposition.  Also known more commonly as The Big E, this is a multi state fair that takes place in Western Massachusetts which I attended annually as a young child and pre-teen! Anyway - they both won a blue ribbon!


In other beading news, I'm have a few bead projects on my table.  One if for a good friend who did me a huge favor recently and I am otherwise getting geared up for a few craft fairs coming up for the holiday season.  Pictured here are some of my own designs, but also Kristen Stephens' "Pop Up Pearls" and Sabine Lippert's "Scheherazade Pendant".




In Bead-It-Forward news....2016 space-themed quilts are coming together slowly, but surely!  Once they are laid out, I glue the squares into place and then tack them down with a needle and thread and one bead at each corner.  It's a slow process, but this batch should be on the site (and on an Etsy site for purchase) this week!  Proceeds will go to The Healing Garden in Massachusetts.  We just sent them a check for $500 from an event at Quilts & Treasures a few weeks ago! Can't wait to send them more!



The 2017 fantasy theme is bringing forth some very fun patterns!  Here are a few, but head over to the site to see more! A big thanks to all the pattern contributors!


And finally a few autumn images!







3 comments:

  1. Congrats on your Big E wins!!!! Is that the one in Springfield? The wedding looked really nice, your jewelry was very elegant.

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  2. Amy, you are a very talented lady. I am always in awe when I look at your photos and designs. I've made three squares for Bead-It-Forward 2017, curiously, they are the elf and the house in the mushroom that you've choosen to put here.
    All the best to you,
    Ana Cravidao
    http://acbeads.blogspot.com

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  3. ha! I have been struggling with regular blog posts as well - I think we've all caught that bug in beadland. But that didn't seem to stop you at the bead table - whoa that is some gorgeous beadwork! and congrats on the wins!! How fun to have them photograph for a magazine .. I love those colors and the jewelry (and the box) are beautiful!

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