Vintage Beads From Europe

I am a lover of all beads, especially vintage beads. So when Vente of Vintage Beads From Europe approached me to try out some of her wonderful vintage bead mixes, of course I said Yes! Vente’s passion and interest led her to open her own on-line store where she offers a variety of soft and hard vintage plastic beads as well as metal findings and jewelry accessories.  And here are the bead mixes she sent me:

Ideas are already spinning in my mind as to what to make with these fun beads – check back  later to see what I come up with!

Cup Bead Soup Update #2

Here is the second update of  Lori Anderson’s Cup Bead Soup where I am the artist of the month.  Lori has come up with a gorgeous bracelet with the pink/orange beads I made:

Photo: Courtesy of Lori Anderson, Pretty Things

For more information and detail, visit Lori at Pretty Things.

Zentangle Challenge #39 “Love Is All You Need”

The Diva has challenged us this week with the theme “Love Is All You Need” in rememberance of all those who perished and were affected by the tragedy of 9/11 ten years ago.  My idea of Love is Family; our immediate families, our community, country, and global families:

Drawing Lab 2011: Jackson Pollack

I found this weeks assignment pleasantly freeing. The style of art was to do a “Jackson Pollack”.  I chose my favorite colors, and just went at it: