Monday, January 23, 2012

Beading Daily January Earring Challenge Weeks 1 - 3

Hi Y'all,
I have been keeping myself busy by doing all of the challenges I signed up for this month.  One of the challenges I signed up for was the Beading Daily January Earring Challenge.  All one has to do is make one pair of earrings a day for the month of January, easy right!  Well I thought okay I can do this, how difficult can it be to make one pair of earrings a day? Um yeah well not so easy, because of all the other beading projects I have going on at one time.  I commend those of you that can crank these beading projects out with no problem, well if you have problems you hide it well.  I have to send a compliment to Salla of blog by salla she is doing this challenge and has manage to make a pair a day and they are all so very pretty.

Okay, okay enough jabbering here are my earrings so far...

Week 1

1. Compass Rose - Linda Goodman - Beadwork Favorite Bead Stitches
2.  Crystallized Medici Drop - Marcia DeCoster's blog
3.  Floral Chandelier - Teresa Meister
4.  Red Polka Dots - my design
5.  Ruffled Beaded Bead Caps - Melinda Barta June/July Beadwork 2009
6.  Washer design - Tamara Alison Vanishing Pearl 
7.  Mosaic Medallions - Lisa Stahl Bead and Button web site

Week 2

1.  Hexatious Earrings - Callie Mitchell The Peregrine Beader
2.  Clay beads made by Alison Sachs Beads by Earthtones
3.  Glass flower beads given to me by my Secret Santa Marla Gibbons Spice Box Designs 
4.  Bronze rectangle dangles made by Lesley Watts The Gossiping Goddess (who by the way is having a giveaway to celebrate her 100th sale in her Etsy shop. Go check it out) paired with pink died jasper.
5.  Tiger's eye hearts
6.  Peace sign Peacock feather earrings
7.  Peace sign earrings

Week 3

1.  Polymer clay beads made by Pat Haight  (a bead soup partner)
2.  Pewter sun charms
3.  Black Polka Dot glass 
4.  Ceramic earring charms by Marsh Neal
5.  Ceramic earring charms by Marsh Neal
6.  Blue Botswana glass beads given to me by Pat Haight paired with bronze charms made by Lesley Watts (by the way she is having a giveaway on her blog, you really need to go check it out)
7.  Ravishing Rosettes - Smadar Grossman Bead & Button Dec. 2011 

Here is a cuff that I did for Kinga Nichols blog challenge Illuminated by Candlelight.

I enjoy Kinga's challenges they are helping me improve my bead embroidery.  For this cuff I used a rectangle Quartz for the candle and two black gold stone cabs for the objects being illuminated and the 4mm glass pearls represent the light of the candle.  The candle stand are the gold bugle beads and the flame of the candle are the orange Czech fire polished crystals.   I am not pleased with the clasp and will be changing it soon to a slide clasp.

Oh and in case you missed it earlier in my post Lesley Watts is having a giveaway for her 100th sale in her Etsy shop please go by her blog and check it out.  The Gossiping Goddess - Magic Number Giveaway 

Happy beading Y'all


  1. Wow! You are one busy beader! Beautiful work. How do you find time for all the challenges? Loved everything!

  2. Wow Therese! Is there anything you CAN'T do?!?!?! Beautiful work my friend!

  3. You have been busy! Beautiful work. Your going to have to open and online shop... or do you have one already? -maybe I just havent found it yet ;)

  4. Therese! You have been very busy! All your earrings look gorgeous, and so may different designe. Very impressive. The cuff is beautiful. I love the rows of pearls, it looks so decadent.

  5. Ohhh,Therese:-))
    I'm so happy to see Your WONDERFUL BEADING!
    I'm so happy YOu've found the motivation to BE WORKING,not only just writing about the beading of others,or the other Blogger's events!
    Sorry to have said that,but that's all true.YOu are so talented,that it's a waste of time and energy,not to be doing anything.Your beadwork is FABULOUS!The cuff is breathtaking and the collection of earrings is jawdropping!
    I love these all I can see and do hope to admire more and more of Your own designs in the future.

  6. I love all your earrings, Therese! You seem to be doing a great job of keeping up!!! :)! The cuff is beautiful. I love bead embroidery.

  7. Oh my Goodness, Therese!!! You have been BUSY!!! The earrings are super fantastic! I love them all but week 3 earring 7 really caught my eye. Beautiful! The cuff is Gorgeous!!! Wow, that must have been a lot of work! I am putting my Exclamation points to rest...for now.

  8. Gosh Therese, you've been busy! Such a wide variety of earring design and all great. I love what you've done with my bronze pieces (thanks for the mentions too :0)). And as for that cuff...well it's just stunning! Well done you.

  9. OMG you managed to crank out quite a few holy seed beads. I 've slowed down the online stuff trying to catch up the non online stuff! You go!!!

  10. Love the earrings! some wonderful beads used.

    the cuff, also devine!

  11. stunning work Therese....and you cuff is so pretty...

  12. My oh my you are a busy lady! I am in awe of the cuff. I need to get well so I can create I came home with so many beautiful beads.....

  13. Theresa, you are amazing! What beautiful work...and the cuff is what really grabbed me. I am so impressed with your beadwork. I can't imagine how long it would take to create such a detailed piece - it is beautiful.

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  15. I love love the ones in Week 2 Number 6. Can I talk you into selling them to me? They are so me lol. The peace signs and the bright peacock feathers are totally me :)

    (typo so I reposted lol)

  16. I am so impressed that you took up the earring challenge. It seemed too hard for me but maybe I will try it next time. Lovely, lovely assortment of earrings and the cuff bracelet is gorgeous too. I love making that type of bracelet. - Dawn

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