woensdag 9 december 2015

History Hop Paleolithic Style

 
Thanks Leah, for hosting this wonderful weblog. You chose such an unusual but great
theme. I learned a lot about the people, their art and their way of living
in the Paleolithic period . It was fun, creating some 2015!!! jewellery,
based on that era. I
t was not easy, it was quite a challenge!

When you know me a little, you know that I’m fond of designing bracelets :-)
So here is another one. May I introduce bracelet Ayla to you…
 
The components are some small meteorites and glass beads.
All made by me. I used colours as seen in the rocks of places I visited in the past,
and in pictures I’ve seen on the internet. I did try to make a little Venus
and an hand axe, well…  a sort of, fom that period.

 
 
 
 
The ring topper is made of glass as well, I gave it a ‘prehistoric look’.
 
 
 
 I even tried to do some rock painting. On a shell,  it can be a pendant…
 
 
Shells were used as a type of jewelry during that period, it inspired me to
decorate one in this special way!
 
♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
 
Thanks for visiting my weblog (-:
Have fun visiting the other participants and see what the created:


Leah Curtis ( our sweet hostess) - 
Beady Eyed Bunny
Shaiha's Ramblings
Anafiassa
Emmanuelle
Julia Hay - Pandanimal 
Rachel Mallis - 
Mint Monarch
Beadrecipes
Robin Reed - Artistry HCBD 
Joanne Tinks
YeeLen Spirit Designs (will be revealing on Dec. 12th, please check back then!)

Karin G. - Gingko et Coquelicot
Dini Bruinsma ***** you are here ****

Deborah Apodaca
Tapping Flamingo

Facebook Participants:Laura Bailey TaskeyAlbum for Facebook participants found in Bead Soup Cafe 

zaterdag 17 oktober 2015

1st Annual - Danse Macabre Blog Hop - 17th. October 2015
Dear Lee, our hostess, thank you so much for organizing this special Blog Hop so well,
in spite of your health issues, you did a great job. Wishing you all the best!

For all my American / English  FB-Friends, this will be a very awkward  blog post maybe...
Where’s the special Halloween part, the pumpkins, the skulls, spider webs?

Well, here in The Netherlands we don’t (yet) celebrate it in that spectacular, playful
and colourful way as in other parts of the world…  So nothing like that today!
 

Danse Macabre a Chapelle in Brittany painted between1483 and 1501
I did some research into history (-: According to the legend, "Death" appears at
midnight every year on 
Halloween. “Death” calls for the dead from their 
graves to
dance for him while he plays his 
fiddle  (represented by a solo violin).
His skeletons dance for him until the rooster crows at dawn, when they must return
to their graves until the next year…
“Death” dances with everybody, the rich and the poor, a queen, a maid, a pope,
an
emperor, a king, child, and a labourer...

 
Danse Macabreis a  piece of orchestral music, written in 1874 by the French
composer Camille Saint-Saƫns. I
t is an artistic genre of late-medieval allegory on
the universality of death: no matter one's station in life, the Dance of Death
unites all. Produced to remind people of the fragility of their lives and
how vain were the glories of earthly life.

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

That was my inspiration for designing a little little bracelet…

 

  
 
I used some pearls, ruby’s, moonstone, lapis lazuli and sapphire to represent a queen or a king,
pewter, lava stone and copper bead caps to represent the maid
and some small pearls for the child…
Because of role of the violin, I mixed a little sterling silver one in my design.
Enjoy the music of Danse Macabre and my bracelet!

And have a Wonderful Happy Halloween!
♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
Here's the list with names ☼ of the other ☼ designers ☼

Lee Koopman                           Strega Jewellry  - our hostess
Sam Waghorn                           Pale Moon Creations
Dini Bruinsma                            Angaza by Changes That's me
Mowse Doyle                              Mouse Made This
Lori Blanchard                            Alainn Jewelry
Robin Showstack                        The Crazy Bead Hoarder
Amy Jorgensen                           Hoarders Corner
Nan Smith                                    Wired Nan
Tammy Adams                             Paisley Lizard
Catherine King                              Catherine’s Musings
Michelle McCarthy                         Firefly Designs Studio
Betony Maiden                             Beadwenches Blog
Becca White                                  Morgana Fey Creations
Kim Dworak                                   Cianci Blue
Tami Norris                                   Tamis Creative Spot
Inge Von Roos                               Inge’s Blog
Terry Jeanette Carter                    Tapping Flamingo
Deb Fortin                                       Mhoti Studio
Melissa Trudinger                           Bead Recipes

 ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥



vrijdag 5 juni 2015


Welcome to this Epic Inspiration Jewellery Design Challenge and Blog Hop!

Thank you so much Melissa, for organizing this Hop…
I had a lot of fun watching films and movies, you gave me a great time
J
And then came the moment  I had to chose one…
In The Netherlands we have a lot of different  -new- great shows on TV,
but… we have had some epic TV in the past as well!
And so I chose a movie I was quite impressed by in the eighties…   
A movie of the life of the King of the Zulu’s, Shaka Zulu.
What an impressive story and what an impressive cast as well!


Wikipedia gives a lot!!! of information about Shaka’s life.
Here’s his story; 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaka

Shaka was raised mostly by Nandi, his mother.
If it was not for her Shaka would have never grown into the man he became.
Nandi was queen mother of the Zulu’s.
Her death had a profound effect
on Shaka and he never recovered from her death.  He went into a deep
stage of mourning, depression and erratic behavior.
This is ‘Nandi’ in the movie:


The picture inspired me to design this necklace
 
  
Happy hopping!
Here's the list with the names of the other participants  :-)


Melissa Trudinger             https://beadrecipes.wordpress.com (Hostess)
Karen Mitchell                   http://www.overthemoon-design.com
Andrea Glick                      http://zenithjade.blogspot.com/
Karen Martinez                 http://fairiesmarket.blogspot.com/
Lennis Carrier                    http://windbent.wordpress.com
Lindsay Starr                      http://phantasmcreation.blogspot.com/
Mona Arnott                      http://bijouxgemsjoy.blogspot.com
Lee Koopman                    http://stregajewellry.wordpress.com
Shaiha Williams                 http://ShaihasRamblings.com
Veralynne Malone            http://veradesigns.blogspot.com
Elisabeth Auld                    http://www.beadsforbusygals.com
Kelly Schermerhorn          http://meanderingwithkelly.blogspot.com
Dini Bruinsma                    http://www.angazabychanges.blogspot.nl  that's me!!!
Jami Shipp                          http://www.celebratinglifewithdamamashipp.blogspot.com.au/
 
 
 

zaterdag 11 april 2015

 

Alenka’s Butterflies Birthday Blog Hop & Giveaway

 
 
 To start this blog with dear Alenka, - here is her weblog - I hope you had a
great birthday and many many more beautiful  years to come!

Like you I missed the blogging too, and I was happy  to find your post on Facebook,
thanx so much for starting and organizing this hop. The Butterfly Theme you chose
is such a lovely one, with a very special and symbolic meaning for so many people.

 
♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
 
Since a few days  it’s Springtime in The Netherlands, with loads of ☼ Sunshine ☼
this week Friday! I love it, and even already spotted some butterflies in our garden
and in the woods near our house… 
For the jewellery I made, I used the embossing & deco etchting technique
and used alcohol ink to add some color. The blanks are made of bronze, I
heated the metal to make it a bit easier to work with. Here is the result,
a pair of earrings and of course, a bracelet. There's always a bracelet :-)
 
 
 
 

There are 19 participants, come and see  how they worked out this amazing theme.
Have fun visiting their blogs and admiring their great work.
 Alenka (our hostess) ♥

Monique, Beti, Kathy, Kepi, Christine, 
Amy, Dini -that's me- Cynthia, Alicia, Sheila, 
Therese, Rebecca, Rachel, Liz, Ana, 
Jasvanti, Carolyn and Nan 

maandag 1 december 2014

Elspeth


My Black and White Victorian Challenge...
 
 
Since I'm "on FaceBook" I see many many stunning Art pieces -
made by Moriah Betterly / Blu Mudd passing by on the screen of my laptop...
Long time, one of the things I wished to do was, being able to 
participate in one of their Challenges...

And yes, there came the opportunity to do so, so I jumped in.
No idea what I ordered... the content  of the box was a surprise! 
Later on I saw a picture and found out what is was...
It took quite a while before it arrived in The Netherlands.
 
I love the Cameo! It remembers me of my mother, she liked to have
them in her jewellery... The colours of the pieces are a bit green- dark greyish,
so I added lots of small Kazuri beads in matching colours, freshwater pearls
 and facetted rock crystal for ☼ the sparkling effect ☼
 
I used a very simple design to let the Cameo get all the attention she deserves.
 
The bracelet matches with the necklace. This jewellery will complete
my ♥ lbd ♥ at Christmas, I will love to wear it in a few weeks!
 
Merry X-mas to you all...
 
 
 
 
 

dinsdag 11 november 2014

Falling on the Edge of October

 
Sparkling Rocks

Today is the day for the Reveal of the
“Falling on the Edge of October" Jewellery Design Challenge &
Blog Hop.
Yes… another Hop hosted by Rita – Toltec Jewels- 

‘We’ are all challenged to create a piece of jewellery, with one of the
beautiful sparkling rocks lampwork beads (made by Maryse Fritzsch-Thillens)
the featured artist of 
Glass Bead Art Lampwork.

Rita sent each participant a bead, how sweet is that!
Mine never arrived, that can happen ✈ on its long ✈journey :-)
But I was very lucky having enough time left to buy some
in Maryse’s Etsy shop in Luxembourg.  
 
November 1.

Yes, we are ‘Falling on the Edge of October’…into November :-)
We’re still surrounded by stunning sunsets and beautiful flowers.
These colours go so well with the beads!

For creating the bracelet I used 1 orange  and 2 purple sparkling rocks.
I added some raw amber and matching beads
from The Curious Beadshop on Etsy
Amber
When I took my picture, the sun was shining
so the amber and the beads are really glowing!   
 
Lovely Sparkling Beads
 
♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
 
Here's the list with the other artists’ names, have fun and
enjoy seeing what they designed with their orange sparkling beauty!




Featured Artist: Maryse Fritzsch-Thillens


Toltec Jewels  (hostess)


Shai Williams


Sherri Stokey


Lindsay Starr


Kelly Rogers


Jennifer Reno


Melissa Trudinger


Marybeth Rich


Andrea Frank


Sondra Jackson


Robin Reed


Kathleen Breeding


Heather Richter


Gina Hockett


Mindy Shell


Debbie Rasmussen


Tammy Adams

Paisley Lizard (*you are here*)

Carolyn Lawson


Nan Smith


Evelyn Shelby


Jasvanti Patel


Linda Anderson


Dini Bruinsma


Margareta Saari


Lori Schneider


Robin Showstack


Karin Grosset Grange


Chris Eisenberg


Heather d-Entremont


Linda Younkman


Janine Lucas


Sheila Prosterman


Veralynne Malone


Kelly Hosford Patterson


Divya N


Deb Fortin


Klaudete Koon


Carol Briody