Thursday, November 01, 2012

Bead Working...


 A beaded Swarovski rivoli- using charlottes, Toho's, Swarovski Pearls, antique French Jet and Swarovski crystal beads.


The base pattern for the beaded rivoli was developed by Pilar Cardona. I embellished it up a bit.
This project was stitched together using Fireline.


Playing with wire...

One of the projects I worked on a couple of days ago- a diversion from the storm.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Graffiti & ~*Hello!*~ I am sheltered from the storm... Sandy is blowing through the land...


The winds are blowing, the tide is high, the lights are flickering, and it's cold.
I am cozy, sitting on my couch, under a warm blanket.

- I'm OK.

It's been a very busy summer/autumn and I haven't blogged in a long while.
So much has been happening and going on.

I've been beading, making jewelry, miniatures out of clay, paper, metal and wood. 

These are some photos from a day at the beach in Coney Island last month. Graffiti by The Twins OsGemeos http://www.lost.art.br/osgemeos.htm

























:)

Friday, July 27, 2012

~*BEAD SOUP!*~ Blog Party Hop!

It's that YUMMY time of year again!

Lori Anderson's WONDERFUL and inspiring (6th) annual Bead Soup Blog Hop!
It starts today!

I created the flowery bead below with polymer clay, microbeads, rhinestones and a water slide decal. The flowers are made of polymer clay as well. The little green clusters are beaded beads made of silver lined green seed beads and also larger ones- faceted bronze crystals. :)


   


This is the bead soup that I received from my partner, Christina Hickman



I created 2 pieces, so far that is, with the ingredients which I received.



PERFECT CLASP!
Sterling silver leaf toggle!


The clasp that Christina sent me was *perfect* and just what I needed to finish off the necklace that I created with the *AMAZING* wire ladybug art dome that Saffron Johns sent me in April! I LOVE LOVE LOVE Saffron's work! Check her out and maybe buy some of her work if you can afford it! 
It's quality! 

You HAVE to see the crown that she created! It's on ETSY!





So- here is what I designed so far.


It's art to wear! Lots of movement!


Christina's selection of beads was so pretty and eclectic, I was inspired to create an Art Nouveau style piece. 
There are two miniature hand mirrors hanging from the top row of beads... :)



What do you think?

 www.InventiveSoul.blogspot.com
Be sure to bookmark me!


The focal that Christina sent me is so beautiful in the sunlight!


 I've tried to capture the 
dazzling beauty and depth 
that this focal piece has. 
It is so fiery and delicate.
                                 
  It even looks nice like this!


Silk ribbon cord... Using it with the pearls and beads for another project!


Beautiful colors!

 A list of what was included...

Thank you Christina! The ingredients that you sent to me are so inspiring and I LOVE everything! I will continue to create with the rest of the beads and silk! :)

I hope that you all enjoy the rest of the party! *&* please feel free to follow me on FB!
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Amber-Dawn-Creations/
My miniature wonders made of polymer clay!-
http://www.youtube.com/user/FunFairCreations

Please visit the rest of the 7/28 participants!
For MORE of the 400 participants, revealing in August-, visit Lori's blog!


Hostess, Lori Anderson, PrettyThingsBlog.com


Alice Craddick,  Alice's Beads and Baubles
Alicia Marinache,  All The Pretty Things
Amanda Tibbetts,  Amanda Made
Amber Dawn Goldish, Inventive Soul
Annita Wilson,  AW Jewelry
Beti Horvath, Stringing Fool
Birgitta Lejonklou,  Create With Spirit   
Candida Castleberry,    Spinning Spun Sugar
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations

Cassie Donlen, Glass Beadle
Cheryl McCloud,  One Thing Leads to Another
Cheryl Roe, BeadRoe
Christina Hickman, Vintage Treasures Jewelry
Christine Hendrickson,  Clamworks
Cilla Watkins, Tell Your Girlfriends
Cindy Wilson, Mommy's Dream
Cindy Wimmer, Sweet Bead Studio
Cory Celaya, Art With Moxie

Cory Tompkins, Tealwater Designs
Cris Peacock, Cris' Page
Cynthia Deis, Shiny Little Things
Cynthia Machata, Antiquity Travelers
Cynthia Wainscott, Exotic Peru
Dana Hickey, Magpie Approved
Denielle Hagerman, Some Beads and Other Things

Diane Valasek, Dragonfly Close
Doris Stumpf, Glaszwerg
Dyanne Everett-Cantrell, Dee-Liteful Jewelry Creations
Elaine Robitaille, Too Aquarius
Eleanor Burian-Mohr, The Charmed Life
Enik√∂ Fabian, Perl-eni
Erin Prais-Hintz, Treasures Found
Heather Davis, Blissful Garden Beads
Heidi Post, Ex Post Facto Jewelry

Hilary Frye, FryeStyle
Inge von Roos, Inge's Blog
Jami Shipp, Celebrating Life
Jayne Capps, Mama's Got to Doodle
Jennifer Cameron, Glass Addictions
Jennifer Pottner, Rock Candy Beads
Jennifer VanBenschoten,  Jewelry, Art and Life

Jenny Davies-Reazor, Jenny Davies-Reazor
Jenny Vidberg, Shyme Design
Jessica Dickens, My Jewelry, My Life, Me
Jessica Klaaren, Beadful-Things by Jessica
JJ Jacobs, Coming Abstractions
Joan Williams, Lilruby Jewelry
Judith Johnston, Judith Johnston
Judy Riggs, Rigglettes
Judy Turner, Silver Rains

Julie Anne Leggett, The Peaceful Bead
K Hutchinson, Jumbled Hutch
Karen Meador, Dreamcatcher Ranch
Karyn Bonfiglio, Plus Size Bangles
Katherine Gale, Terra Beadworks
Kathleen Lange Klik, Modern Nature Studio
Katja Benevol Gabrijelcic, Slovonske Technobe
Kelli Jacobson, Creative Moon
Kelly Ramstack, Adventures with Kelly
Keri Lee Sereika, Pink Lemonade

Kim Bender-Hora, KimmyKat
Kirsi Luostarinen, Kirsi Luo Korut
Kitty Bozzini, Kitty Lampwork
Laura Demoya, The Bead Therapist
Laurie Hanna, Laurie's Jewelbox
Leah Curtis, Beady Eyed Bunny
Lesley Watt, The Gossiping Goddess
Linda Inhelder, Must-Haves Jewelry

Lisa Liddy, Metal Me This
Mallory Hoffman, For the Love of Beads
Marge Beebe, Rock Creek Creations
Marianna Boylan, Pretty Shiny Things
Marion Simmons, Shade Tree Studio
Marla Gibson, Spice Box Design
Marta Weaver, Marta Weaver Jewelry

Marti Conrad, Marti C's Clay Blog
Maryse Fritzsch-Thillens, GlassBeadArt, Lampwork Beads
Melanie Brooks, Earthenwood Studio
Michelle Hardy, Firefly Visions
Mikala Coates, Maybe Just Perhaps
Mowse Doyle, HoCArt
Nancy Boylan, Snazzy Doodle Designs
Nancy Peterson, Beading From the Heart
Nicole Rennell, Nicole Rennell Designs

Niki Meiners, 365 Days of Craft
Niky Sayers, Silver Nik Nats
Norma Turvey, Moonlit Fantaseas
Paige Maxim, Paige Maxim Designs
Pamela Gangler, She Always Loved Pink
Patricia Johnson, Patricia L. Johnson Glass Art
Perri Jackson, Shaktipaj Designs
Raida Disbrow, Havana Beads
Renetha Stanziano, Lamplight Crafts
Shannon Hicks, Falling Into the Sky

Shannon LeVart, Miss Fickle Media
Sharon Driscoll, Right Turn Art Werks
Shelley Graham Turner, Fabric of My Life
Sherri Stokey, Knot Just Macrame
Shirley Moore, Beads and Bread
Skylar Bre'z, Brising Beads
Stacie Florer, Soul to Substance
Stacie Stamper, Park Avenue
Stacy Alderson, Iridal's Attic

Stephanie Haussler, Pixybug Designs
Stephanie Stamper, Rainy Day Designs
Suzette Bentley, Ellie's Bijoux
Tammy Jones, Jewelry Making Daily
Tanty Sri Hartanti, TJewellicious by Tanti
Terry Matuszyk, Pink Chapeau


Vonna Maslanka, Just Vonna

Thank you Lori and Rick for all of the hard worth that you did and continue to do for us so that we can enjoy this event! :)

~*Bead Soup*~


It's that YUMMY time of year!
Lori Anderson's WONDERFUL and inspiring Bead Soup Blog Hop!
It starts tomorrow!
This is the bead soup that I received from my partner!
To see what I have created with the ingredients she selected for me, please return to my blog again, tomorrow at this time! www.InventiveSoul.blogspot.com
Be sure to bookmark me!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Realistic Miniature Gyro Sandwich - Doll House Scale

Can you "taste" it?!



 I sculpted this today, using polymer clay.




Master Polymer Clay Design- first try- Will try again in the future.
:)
Amber Dawn