This month the 5x5 Team Test group had to work with a group of secret items from the amazing work of Elaine Ray of Ornamentea. As with last month, the June group agreed on a blog-hop on the Monday after the magazine has been published - which brings as to today, June 3rd.
As one of the ladies didn't have a blog, she will post her article on my blog and I am now presenting you Robin Showstack of HEARTS' DESIRES JEWELRY.
This month I had the privilege of being one of the 5x5 testers of Elaine Ray's components and I have to say that I had the best time dreaming up ideas for them as I gathered up beads, findings and wire to use with each piece.
This past month-May-I went on bead buying/binging trips and happened upon the colors that would match perfectly with Elaine's components and those beads and findings that I had in my bag of tricks!
So without further ado...here goes nothing!
I am what one would call a procrastinator. I stared and stared at the components for hours that turned into days and weeks. I placed each one on its own bead board piling up beads etc., that I thought would be the perfect combinations! Taking pictures of each grouping and zuzhing them up a few times.
[ceramic beads in this piece by Keith O'Connor]
Thank you Elaine Ray for the fantastic components and Artisan Whimsy for giving me the chance to open my eyes to try something new and allowing me to design with abandon!
Well, that's it for now...I'm off to Howard Johnson's for an ice cream cone!
Robin Showstack-HEARTS' DESIRES JEWELRY
Please make sure you visit the rest of the June amazing team:
Components by: Elaine Ray
Cheryl Provost Foiles
Robin Showstack <- hosted by www.allprettythings.ca; you are here