Tuesday, March 15, 2011

So far this week - March 15

This weekend I purchased my torch! I went on a field trip to Cloverdale to Western Gems. The staff there was very helpful and it's a cool shop with lots of stones. They also carry enamels and soldering supplies so if I like the courses at the bead fest I don't have to go all the way to Vancouver to get supplies. Let the count down to bead fest begin.
This past week I've been dreaming of bike chain pendant designs. I think it's interesting how one material can inspire you to use it in different ways. I've been laying them out across my desktop with different items from my bead stash. I even brought out the drill to enlarge holes on the nuts, who doesn't love a project where you can use power tools!
So without further ado... here's what I've been working on
 







18 comments:

  1. I love the purple variation! And your idea using bike chains is so cool. I remember pointing it out to my boyfriend on Saturday :) You were actually right before me on the http://www.mybackyardeden.com/ linkie. I have been floating through your awesome list! Thanks

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  2. That is awesome! I love how the chain makes it "tough" but the pretty stones give it a softer touch as well. Love it!

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  3. Bike chains! Awesome! I love it.

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  4. Very original idea! Punk had pins you got bike chains marvellous! ;D Thanks for stopping by to link up at Weekend Creative Blog Hop over at wordsinsync.blogspot.com

    Shah, X

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  5. I just love that bicycle chain detail! It totally makes your jewelry unique!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  6. How creative! I love the bike chain idea - very artsy, funky & cute!!

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  7. Very innovative and resourceful! Love it :) XO, Kelly

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  8. Thanks for bringing your unique jewlery designs to Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  9. Thanks for linking up your bike chain pendant at Creative Juice Thursday....you always have such original ideas!

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  10. Newest follower from the Meet Me Monday blog hop! Would love for you to stop by and follow back! Have a great day! (:

    Amber
    http://beautifullybellafaith.blogspot.com

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  11. Wow, your stuff is beautiful. LOve the colors... I am dropping by from The WeekLong Blog Hop - if you have a chance, drop by to say hello http://adventuresofmyfamilyof8.blogspot.com/

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  12. Bike chains?!? How creative!!! And such a pretty stone!! Thanks for linking to Fancy This Fridays! Hope to see you again this week!

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  13. Very cool!!! Love the purple one! Thanks for linking up last week!

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  14. lovely jewellery! thanks for linking up! I am doing a shout out on it today! ^^)

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  15. I love how you took an industrial type of part and turned it into such a cute and stylish piece of jewelry! Thanks for linking this up with my Show and Share party.

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  16. Cool ideas! These turned out great. You're going to be featured tomorrow at I Made It! Monday at Ninth Street Notions and on my Facebook page. Be sure to drop by and grab a featured button.

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  17. Hi,

    I found your blog on the weekend blog hop. I have a good friend who has gone cross-country on her Kawasaki for years now. She would love these! I am bookmarking this for her birthday.

    -Nora

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