Saturday, September 26, 2015

The Creative Continuum of Seven Artist September Challenge hosted by Cynthia Machata

Hi Y'all,

Wow another month has gone by already and it is time for the CC7A September challenge. This month it is being hosted by Cynthia Machata. The photo that Cynthia chose was of a lake where her family visits often. The photo was taken at sunset showing all the beautiful reds, golden yellow, and orange tones. Cynthia named her photo Indian Summer.

I made three pieces for this challenge. One I did with the color pallet in mind the other two just happen to go with the colors in the photo.

Here is my first piece.

I got this Swarovski bicone mix from Fire Mountain Gems and after it arrived in the mail I realized that it would go with the colors of Cynthia's photo.  I have been making these bracelets for a few months now they are very easy. The base is ladder stitch with size 4 cubes and then you embellish the top with either crystals, gemstone chips, or pearls and size 11 seed beads I like to use clear AB or silver lined clear.

Here is the second piece.

A bling bracelet done with 4 mm Swarovski crystal pearls.

Here is my third piece.

I have gotten into doing Lapidary work and I love it just as much as I do bead weaving.  Although I have a ways to go to be as good as those that I admire. This cab was made from a slab that I purchase on Rocks Of Ages Designs on facebook.

Here is what I did with the cab.

A simple wire wrap with square copper wire hanging form a copper viking stitched chain made by a friend of mine.

Thank you Cynthia for supplying such a beautiful inspiration photo. Thank you Alicia for bringing us all together. A big thank you to all of you that have came by to visit please leave a comment I love hearing from you.

Now please go by and see what my fellow CC7A members created for this month's challenge.

April: Alicia
May: Therese  (you are here)
June: Sally
August: Monique
September: Cynthia
November: Christine 

Happy beading Y'all