April is gone and do you know what it means? Right! We have to see who won this bracelet!
Here is the list of participants.
The basic rule “the more you share, more chance you have to win” explains why some names appear multiple times in the list.
So, are you excited? Well, let’s see who is the winner!
Congratulations Sofie! You are the winner!
To all the others, I want to thank you all for joining this giveaway. All your sharing and comments meant a lot to me! Thank you!
Big news today!
I have decided to host my first giveaway! This is something completely new to me, so I want to keep it simple.
First of all, I’ll show you what you can win, so in case you are not interested you can immediately stop reading (please don’t!).
It’s a memory wire-bangle-style bracelet in bronze and blue, and it’s perfect for spring/summer.
To win it, leave a comment to this blog and an additional comment if you:
1)Like Chic and Frog on Facebook;
2)Link to this blog post on your Facebook wall (please, provide the link to your wall);
3)Talk about this giveaway in your blog (please, provide the link to your blog);
4)Follow my blog;
5)Subscribe to my Da Wanda shop.
The giveaway will close on the 30th of April.
And don’t forget to include your mail, so that I can contact you!
Today I want to show you a pair of earrings that would be perfect for a dinner out in an elegant restaurant.
I found these glass beads in a vintage open market some time ago and I instantly felt in love with them.
The gold, the black and the gray meet and melt into each other in a way that reminds me of water colours.
There is a sort of fluidity in that pattern, don’t you think?
If you want to see more photos, click here!
When you make something it can happen that you have the feeling that something in you piece is off. It’s not that you are not happy with it but… B-U-T.
It’s just a “but” in your mind, nothing more specific or helpful.
When I made these earrings, I felt that something was wrong, the overall composition didn’t work for me, but I couldn’t tell exactly what was out of tune.
I set them aside and I almost forgot about them, since last weekend when I decided that it was time to do something.
I changed the bronze disc with a lucite bead in the shape of a leaf and added some green glass beads.
I think that there is more light now, they are more lively. Basically, I think that they are finally over.
And you? Which version do ou prefer?
Wow! These photos mark the end of November and the beginning of the new month.
Four weeks of challenge and it really doesn’t seem like that. This is a great thing as it means that I am living this challenge with the right mood: no pressure, no stress, just fun.
As always, these were the prompts for this week:
And that’s what I captured:
Are you curious to know what else will bring December? Here is the complete list that Chantelle put together for us!
This year, for the 3rd Annual Challenge of Color, Erin Prais-Hintz of Tesori trovati thought really big!
Erin sent each of the 80 participants two palettes, so that we could choose the one we liked the most.
I received these two colors palettes.
Do you recognize Brendi style when we talk about palettes? She is really unique!
After some thinking I selected palette number 2: Lake Amadeus, a salt lake in Australia as I found out later. Honestly, it was really hard to take a decision, but in the end it was my resolution not to buy new beads that made the difference.
I have a lot of brown beads or stones in my stash, but no white or grey ones. Also I never used any blue beads in my pieces, so I thought this was the perfect occasion.
Picking up the colours was pretty easy: blue, lime-green and light violet.
The blue focal is a wonderful cuff connector from Heather Powers of HumbleBeads, then I used round amethyst beads and lime-green jade beads.
You know, I would have never thought to match blue and lime-green, but now I am enchanted by this combination. These two colours look wonderful together.
That’s why I like to join this challenge as the Bead Soup Blog Hop© challenge, because you are somehow forced to experiment and to work with new tools.
Now, are you ready to hop? I cannot wait to see what the other participants made!
Erin Prais-Hintz http://treasures-found.blogspot.com
Rebecca Anderson http://songbeads.blogspot.com
Kris Auderer http://strandedinthecity.wordpress.com
Chrizette Bayman http://beadsoupmix.blogspot.com
Lori Bowring Michaud http://artfullyornamental.blogspot.com
Courtney Breul http://beadsbybreul.blogspot.com/
Lynsey Brooks http://yellowunicorncreations.blogspot.co.uk
Stephanie Buss http://maxandlucie.blogspot.com
Iveth Caruso http://www.creativeatelier.net/
Shannon Chomanczuk http://www.formysweetdaughter.blogspot.com
Lisa Cone http://inspiredadornments.blogspot.com/
Cece Cormier http://thebeadingyogini.com
Lori Dorrington http://lorisglassworks.blogspot.com
Dawn Doucette http://designsbydawnmarie.blogspot.com
Jeannie Dukic http://site.jkdjewelry.com/blog/
Kim Dworak http://cianciblue.blogspot.com/
Beth Emery http://storiesbyindigoheart.blogspot.com
Janice Everett http://JLynnJewels.blogspot.com
Pam Farren http://www.re-maker.blogspot.com
Donetta Farrington http://simplygorgeous-donetta.blogspot.com
Gloria Ferrer http://judetaama.blogspot.com.es/
Cherrie Fick http://designsinthelight.com
Therese Frank http://www.theresestreasures59.blogspot.com
Patty Gasparino http://www.mylifeunderthebus.typepad.com
Tanya Goodwin http://pixiloo.blogspot.com
Ambra Gostoli http://chicandfrog.wordpress.com <— You are here!
Jess Green http://tabbiekoshka.blogspot.co.uk/
Denielle Hagerman http://somebeadsandotherthings.com
Mary Harding www.maryhardingjewelrybeadblog.blogspot.com
Karla Hartzog http://www.karlakrafts.com
Kim Hora http://www.kimmykats.com
Brandi Hussey http://brandigirlblog.com
Emanda Johnson http://ArtemisiaStudio.blogspot.com
Jennifer Justman http://soulsfiredesigns.blogspot.com/
Sue Kennedy http://suebeads.blogspot.com
Ema Kilroy http://emakaye.blogspot.com
Lee Koopman http://Stregajewellry.wordpress.com
Linda Landig http://www.LindasBeadBlog.com
Kirsi Luostarinen http://kirsiluokorut.blogspot.com
Cynthia Machata http://antiquitytravelers.blogspot.com/
Alicia Marinache http://www.allprettythings.ca
Beth McCord http://www.ebbeadandmetalworks.blogspot.com
Mary K McGraw http://mkaymac.blogspot.com/
Karen Mitchell http://www.overthemoon-design.com
Cheri Mitchell-Reed http://creativedesignsbycheri.blogspot.com/
Aimee Moisa http://threecatsdancing.blogspot.com
Karla Morgan http://www.texaspepperjams.blogspot.com
Penny Neville http://copperpennydesigns.blogspot.com
Becky Pancake http://beckypancakebeaddesigns.blogspot.com
Kashmira Patel http://sadafulee.blogspot.com
Alice Peterson http://alice-dreaming.blogspot.com
Kayla Potega http://www.teejewelry.blogspot.com
Debbie Price http://greenshoot.blogspot.co.uk
Bobbie Rafferty http://beadsong.blogspot.com
Caron Reid http://caronmichelle.blogspot.com.au/
Nicole Rennell http://nicolerennell.com/blog
Cynthia Riggs http://cynthsblog.blogspot.com
Andrea Ross http://silvermapledesigns.blogspot.com/
Sally Russick http://thestudiosublime.com
Annie Scherz http://www.studioluma.ca
Pam Sears http://crazycreativecorner.blogspot.com/
Renetha Stanziano http://lamplightcrafts.blogspot.com
Sandra Stein http://sannipanni.wordpress.com
Kristen Stevens http://kristen-beadjourney.blogspot.com
Tracy Stillman http://www.tracystillmandesigns.com
Sherri Stokey http://www.knotjustmacrame.com/
Lola Survillo http://www.beadlolabead.blogspot.com
Kay Thomerson http://KayzKreationz.blogspot.com
Jo Tinley http://daisychaindesignsjewellery.blogspot.com
Emma Todd http://www.apolymerpenchant.com
Cory Tompkins http://www.tealwaterdesigns.blogspot.com
Pam Traub http://www.klassyjoolz.blogspot.com
Melissa Trudinger http://beadrecipes.wordpress.com
Michelle Tucker http://michellescreativemusings.blogspot.com/
Shelley Graham Turner http://www.shelleygrahamturner.blogspot.com
Monique Urquhart http://ahalfbakednotion.blogspot.com/
Rachel Van-Walsk http://balancedcrafts.com/blog
Patti Vanderbloemen http://www.myaddictionshandcrafted.blogspot.com
Lesley Watt http://thegossipinggoddess.blogspot.com
Lynn White http://lynnwhitejewelry.com
Joan Williams http://www.lilrubyjewelry.com
This year, as last year, I decided to join the Challenge of Color hosted by Erin Prais-Hintz of Treasures Found.
Erin is an amazing polymer clay artist and jewellery designer. If you take a look at her Etsy shop, you will be really impressed by her unique style.
The blog hop for the 3rd Challenge of Color will be tomorrow, and today I want to freshen up your memory by showing you what I made for my first Challenge of color.
For this bracelet I used Swarovski beads in petrol and green shades, wrinkled silk fabric in a neutral pink shade and ceramic beads.
Aaah! Swaroski beads are so nice to touch, I love that feeling!
Anyway, this was one year ago. For the blog hop of tomorrow I can tell you that there will be another bracelet in completely different colors and materials.
As I am a kind person, I am posting a preview… Sorry for the quality of the photo!
Tomorrow I will post better ones, really!