Sunday, January 13, 2008

Beadalicious Links and Show n' Tell

Hello, Everyone! I've been sampling and necklacing and inking my heart out this weekend! With CHA weeks away, there is not a lot of down time to relax! I'm not used to blinging up necklaces like my buddy Miss Margot, but I did okay! Thanks to some awesome new things that I got to play with from Beadalon, I actually did some things using some of my stash that I've had "in inventory" for a while.

This is a pendant from Amate International. Armondo and his wife Erika are such great people. Their website is down right now, but you can contact him here. I created a background with Wrinkle Free Distress using a page from an old book. I then added some of Tim's Distressables, then filled with Glossy Accents(tm)!

The chain looks like it is heavy, but it's light as a feather, from Beadalon. I decorated the chain with adding decorative touches with CZ Gem Dropz, Swarovski(r) crystals and wonderful beads from Melanie at Earthenwood Studio...I'm dying to play with more of them, but one thing at a time! What is so great is that it's easy to decorate these chains, even if you don't have a lot of jewelrymaking experience!
Here's another one where I used the flying bird charms from B'Sues Boutique on the chain and embedded in another Amate Pendant. I just love how this will look when worn with a black shirt (or any color shirt for that matter!) with the birds flying all around.
There's a lot more that I've made, but I'm holding on as we get closer to CHA.

Well, I'm headed back to prep, prep and more prep! Hope you enjoyed the necklaces, and enjoy the beady links! Have a great week!

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ginny said...

Beautiful, Robin!
You are the most talented.

Rachel Greig said...

So inspiring Robin! I need you to do a Beady U so I can learn all the tricks and tips! :)

Anonymous said...

awesome - you've been a busy beaver! Love the bird necklace!

Have a great (and productive) week!

:) Kris

wendy vecchi said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE these!! YOU are the master beader/solderer. Now a question...Can soldering 101 be included in the next Ranger U?? please??
SEE you SOON!!!!!!!!

Margot Potter said...


These are so fabulous! LOVE THEM! You are amazing.

Rock on!

Catherine Aliff said...

Robin and her stash...if the jewelry (and paper industry) stopped producing for a while, we'd still be set.

Keep up the great work Robin, your work is just beautiful!