Thursday, June 28, 2012

New Jewelry Designs - Part 2 Favorite Artists

DON'T FORGET WE WILL BE AT PRAIRIE LOFT IN HASTINGS FOR THE FLATWATER MUSIC FESTIVAL FRIDAY EVENING AND ALL DAY SATURDAY~ PLEASE STOP BY AND SWEAT WITH US IF YOU COME OUT TO THE FESTIVAL!  GONNA BE VERY HOT THIS WEEKEND!

Two of my very favorite bead artists and suppliers are Lisa Suver (FanceeThat)and Yvonne Irvin-Faus (MyElements).  Both are talented bead makers, jewelry designers, and suppliers on Etsy.  I "met" Lisa when I came across her design in Bead Star Magazine.  She had a gorgeous cha-cha charm bracelet published and I loved the design and the beads.  When I contacted her to tell her how much I loved the bracelet and "where could I get some of those beads?", I found that SHE also made the beads.  I have been hooked since and have several colors stashed in my bead horde.  Here are some recent designs I made with Lisa's beads.
 These are one of my favorite new designs.  The earrings have Lisa's beads with pale peach Swarovski crystal starfish dangles.  ABSOLUTELY one of my favorite colors and just love this pair of earrings.  If they don't sell soon, they will be mine!
 How fun are these beads?!!!  I love Lisa's beads, gorgeous colors, well made, and lightweight polymer.  They are perfect for all sorts of jewelry designs.
This bracelet actually combines things from both artists!  Lisa's beads and some of the retro/funky bits that Yvonne sells in her shop!  I could spend a LOT of money at her shop, and not only does she have retro finds and all sorts of fun do-dads that add whimsy to a design, she also makes "My Elements", handpainted plexiglass pieces that are also lightweight and GORGEOUS!
 These fun and festive earrings showcase both Yvonne's hand painted pieces and her spinning discs.
Aren't these fun?  They look like something from a very fun planet in outer space!
I came across Yvonne several years ago in Step by Step Beads magazine and have been a big fan since!  Sadly, Step by Step Bead magazine went away when the economy tanked and I still haven't recovered!  It was my VERY FAVORITE beading magazine, and there is still a lingering resentment (2 or 3 years later)
that I can no longer receive it!

Hope you have enjoyed this installment to the new designs.  I hope the next installment will be all of the new crystal creations I have added!

2 comments:

Lisa said...

Thanks for the kind words, Stephanie! I love all of your designs, they are wonderful!

Pixybug Designs said...

You are so welcome Lisa! Your beads make it easy to make beautiful jewelry!

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