Monday, December 3, 2012

Monochromatic Beads and More

I wish I could show you my Fairy Door,  I love how it turned out.... I finished it and sent it on it way last friday.  I will show it to you as soon as I hear from Alenka.  I have no idea how soon that will be,  this is the first time I've mailed a package to Solvenia, but I'm guessing a week to 10 days. We shall see.

I had left over fairy door clay so I made  a few beads and used them to make this necklace....  this  gives you an idea of the color I used

The theme for this months PCAGOE challenge is "Monochromatic" .  I was piddling around with my Fairy Door for so long I got a late start on my entry..... I don't work well under pressure.  I decided to make green my color....

Here's my entry,  I scrambled to get it in on time.....  for some reason the pendant looks more blue in this photo.... the next photo is a truer color..... at least on my computer.  Some really great entries this month.... please take a look and vote for the ones you like best.....PCAGOE Challenge  .....don't could win a prize!

Once the pressure was off I made other monochromatic things.....

If I'd had it done in time I would have entered the Raven pendant.... it's a combination of textures and mica shift.

More beads and tiles in  green

I think I will use the hearts for earrings..... Heather tells me I need to make more earrings.

I used more of the green  for the background on these,  shades of amber for the center .... I always save the end pieces from Skinner blend canes, I love their organic look. I used russet PearlEx to add a little sparkle then I finished with amber wire.

Of couse now I have to make a matching chain..... or maybe I will use waxed cord..... it looks pretty  with this pendant.

Oh, before I forget..... Heather has opened a marvelous new shop on Etsy  called The Midnight Raven

Heather is a very talented artist, she works in many mediums and does well in all of them.  She has been giving new life to broken and damaged item for many years.....

Here are a few samples of what you will find in her shop.....

Necklace from vintage button and jewelry pieces.

Earrings handcrafted from a vintage tin

This gorgeous choker is made from vintage ribbon, old lace, a vintage tin and antique jewelry pieces.

sold separately..... matching earrings.....

To see more  of her one of a kind creations visit her shop... The Midnight Raven ...... and tell your friends.

That's it for today..... I need to go for my walk before it gets hot..... yip I said hot, it's suppose to be in the 80's today..... where did winter go?  My poor flowers are so confused....  the snapdragons and foxgloves are covered in buds..... and my lawn needs to be mowed.  

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Beautiful pieces here! I bet your Fairy Door is wonderful, I can't wait to see it. Love the colors you used, the necklace is gorgeous! Really like the Raven pendant, that green is so pretty too.

    1. Thank you Trina. I like the raven too.... now all I have to do is decide what to hang it on.

  2. You did some great stuff there ! I can't wait to see your fairy door. Sent mine to British Columbia so it will be a few days as well. I liked it and hope that Elsie smith does as well. I love the green color, it's awesome.

    1. Thank you Donna. It will be interesting to see how long it takes our Fairy Doors to reach their new homes. Did you take photos of yours?