Sunday, October 31, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
|Janel Dudley Beads|
|Spawn of Flame|
|Holly's Folly Glass|
Friday, October 29, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
|Pink Necklace Glass Heart Bead for Breast Cancer Awareness|
To see what else the Fire Divas are up to, visit the weekly ArtFire thread and the Etsy thread. See you next Thursday!
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Don't forget to check out the weekly threads on ArtFire and Etsy for more lampwork goodies!
Our first place winner is:
Sitting in a dark corner we find Char our Black Widow Spider, designed by Patrice of Shepherd Creations. Char awaits her prey perched upon a patina copper web surrounded by aqua colored glow beads, designed by Janel of Janel Dudley Beads.
Our sexy spider loves Halloween but is secured in a manor that she can be removed and another focal piece can be designed for year around wearing.
Our second place winner is:
"And what happened then? Well, in Whoville they say that the Grinch's small heart grew three sizes that day."
What would the holidays be without watching all those wonderful TV specials we grew up with?
Finally, in third place we have:
This necklace was inspired by the focal bead, "Monstrous Algae" by Melanie of Arensea. The beadwork is netting strung on soft flex wire with brass findings and swarovski crystals.
Now let's see the rest of the fantastic entries:
Through all the closed doors,expensive rides and dark nights. Lamp work phenomenology by Janel. Skeleton Key multitasking . Glow in the dark eyeball 'Moon and Stars . One fare token with crystals and lampwok beads. Silver to midnight blue with just enough earth to keep it sexy not sweet.
Focal bead by Lea Avroch
Bracelet in kumihimo
Surrounded by the formal colors of holiday parties, this bracelet slips in some bubbly champagne to make the evening's celebration complete.
Golden Glitter Focal Bead
Luxurious and sparkling spree lentil with a diameter of 1.25 inch.
Made with a black base, antique gold glitter and encased in crystal clear to magnify the sparkle.
Decorated with Aurae shards that were reduced in the flame to a gold-pink metallic shine.
The Forest Goddess
The focal bead was the inspiration for the overall design. Its earthy appearance and deep color brought Mother Nature to mind and led me to making a piece that a goddess of nature would wear. I chose muted greens and olive, accented with gold to fit in with the darker colors of the lovely fall season. I wove the rope so it coiled and shone like a snake draped around the neck of the goddess, beautiful and dangerous. It’s the perfect piece to wear for Thanksgiving when we celebrate and remember the great bounty Mother Nature provides.
Thank you so much to each of the creative designers who entered our challenge and to all the fans who voted. We look forward to the next challenge!
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
What I need now (besides of a gardener and cleaner) is a bit of serenity. And that's just what comes to my mind if I look at this fabulous sterling capped Kronos focal bead by Amy of Amy Sims Designs.
Isn't this lampwork bead absolutely gorgeous? Looking at it is like balm for my soul and it certainly lets me forget the chaos in my life, even if it is just for a few precious minutes :). Pure serenity!
You can find this beauty and more of the artist's fabulous glass beads in Amy's Etsy shop.
And at the end a quick reminder that the voting is going on for the Fire Diva Jewelry Challenge. If you haven't cast your vote yet, head over to the blog and do so. Thanks!
Sunday, October 24, 2010
This rainbow tab focal by Lara Lutrick is a stunning cacophony of colour:
I am imagining this with bone and brightly-coloured Japanese seed beads, as the focal in a multi-strand necklace, but you can do whatever you like with it after you buy it from Lara's ArtFire store.
Lara is donating 20% of all of her ArtFire sales to The National Breast Cancer Foundation until the end of this month. Help her help the rest of us by checking out this item and the rest of the beautiful beads she has for sale.
Also, for a complete list of all of the Divas participating in our Glass Beads for a Cure promotion, please see this post: http://firedivas.blogspot.com/2010/10/beads-for-cure.html
Have a great week!
Saturday, October 23, 2010
I love the season of Fall and the smell of burning leaves. Both remind me of an idyllic time in my childhood when things were fun and less complicated; raking leaves in our yard, jumping in them and then finally burning them in a bonfire. Afterward, we would cozy up on the couch with a mug of hot caramel apple cider loaded with whip cream and cinnamon donuts. The colors in these beads remind of those times...
|Silver River Glass Work|
Friday, October 22, 2010
Don't forget, the Divas need your help to meet their goals for donating to various Breast Cancer Charities. To find a list of participating shops, click here.
We asked Ema which of her secrets we do not know, or if there is anything else she would like us to know about her and her work. She tells us, "I wear my heart on my sleeve. I'm kind of old fashioned too, I don't appreciate the speed of the world today. Unfortunately I'm really not that complicated."
How has Ema's work changed since she began? She says she has gotten a lot better at stringer control (see the pic below for the awesome proof that this is true!)
What is the biggest challenge that Ema wants to accomplish in the next few months? She says she would really like to get better at marketing herself, and she'd like to enjoy doing it. "Is that too much to ask?" she wonders.
Finally, we asked Ema what she likes about being a Fire Diva. She says, "I love the Divas. I really do appreciate the interaction with other women who do what I do. I find that everyone is so incredibly supportive of each other. If you have a question, all you have to do is ask, and chances are someone in the group will have the answer. And if they don't, there is always someone who can point you in the right direction. It is a wonderful group of ladies."
Thanks for sharing this interview with us, and stay tuned for next month's Diva!
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