New bead creations and latest news

Esfera jewelry bead embroidered necklace

Gosh, I just noticed my last blog is almost two weeks old already.
Time flies, especially when you are busy with work and trying to put some creating in the small amount of down time left.

But a lot can happen on the beading part in two weeks.

I won third prize in a bead challenge, I finished another bead embroidery piece and started on a bracelet in my new series in gypsy style

Smitten Beads Challenge

Last weekend I participated in the second Smitten Beads challenge. The participants had a choice of 2 different kinds of packages. Both consisted of a beautiful art bead, made by Pips Jewellery and lovely coordinating beads. You can find the links below.
We all had to create something with it and all the Bead Smitten members could vote on their numbers 1,2 and 3 on Saturday. Sunday was the big reveal.
This was my entry.

Esfera jewelry bead embroidered necklace

And I still cannot believe it. With all these gorgeous designs, my design won third prize! You can imagine I did my little happy dance on the campsite, where our truck is parked for the moment. Other campers were looking bewildered at this strange woman, running and dancing, with a big smile on her face. I don’t care…. I won, I won, I won.

First prize:

Number one, bead embroidery necklace

This entry was voted number one: A very gorgeous piece made by Charlotte Rosser from Wild Strawberry Designs. She and I were the only two with a similar idea: bead embroidery. I so love her piece, especially the lush flower work on the bottom.

Second prize:

Second prize wire work bracelet

My very dear friend Lucy Haslam from Faerystone won second prize with her absolutely gorgeous bracelet. I wanted to buy it right away. And she is just such a lovely and sweet lady, she is going to give it to me. Can you believe it!! Such a sweet gesture. I will wear the bracelet with pride. And I’m going to make her something really special.

Claire Braunbarth, thank you again for hosting this lovely challenge.
Here you can find all the wonderful goodies of Pips Jewellery and here you can buy all the other gorgeous beads from Smitten Beads.

Finished necklace

Do you remember this work in progress?

Esfera work in progress bead embroidery necklace

Well it has been in progress for a long long time. Finally I was able to finish it. Let me know what you think. I still have the feeling something is missing, but no idea what.

Esfera jewelry bead embroidered necklace

Work in progress

And this is my latest. Or at least, once it is finished. Why oh why did I want to make a friendship bracelet with 36 strings (each 150 cm in length). All for my new series of bracelets, a very gypsy look.

Esfera jewelry work in progress friendship bracelet

nice post

Its amazing, looking at the time and effort you put into your blog and detailed information you provide. I'll bookmark your blog and visit it weekly for your new posts.

Your gorgeous necklace

Just a very quick comment to say that you deserved whole heartedly your number 3 spot. your necklace is absolutely stunning. Thank you so much for entering, blogging and just being such a lovely member of our little group. I hope one day you will make it over to England so that we can meet. Now for a serious telling off - I wanted Lucy's bracelet! ;) night night Claire xxx

thanks Claire

thank you so much Claire!!! You are such a wonderful person. Oh dear, Lucy's bracelet. Does that mean I'm on the naughty step? ;)