Thursday, April 23, 2015

Thirty Words Thursday

I can't remember the last time I did a thirty words Thursday
Yesterday I found a nest in one of our trees and saw some sweet blue eggs.
So it seems it's worthy enough to share


Three beautiful eggs in the nest
Mama was startled when I took the photo
She screamed at me and fled the nest
Papa bird was there and giving me fits




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The premise of 30 Words Thursdays is simple...
Take an image (preferably one you shot, or have permission to use). 
Write 30 Words about it. No more. No less.
 
Post it each Thursday.
 
Add your link to the InLinkz on my 30 Words Thursday post.

(InLinkz code will be open for one week.)  
Enjoy seeing the verse and vision others have captured by visiting them and leaving a comment.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

ABS April Challenge


Our Inspiration for April ABS Challenge
Self- Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird, 1940
By Frida Kahlo
Oil on Canvas

Vintaj focal flanked by green polymer discs from Grubbi
and yellow polymer round beads from too aquariouhttps://www.etsy.com/shop/tooaquariuss

Close up of the focal beads

'Amazon Queen'
Made with blue -green lampwork beads
black spacers,, faceted yellow glass beads, and feather drops from Scorched Earth
And yes one is longer but I'm OK with that.

Check out what others have made on April 30






Monday, March 23, 2015

On a Sunday Drive

After being cooped up for several days with a very bad bug and a trip to the hospital (I'll spare you from the details)  my thoughtful husband suggested a drive in the country.We found a whole community we never knew existed.

I love old barns

Stone drain 

Another lovely barn. I like the soft weeds in front

Barely standing but still working

But the most amazing thing we discovered was a tiny Swedish Cemetery
Twins-a baby boy and girl.sadly there were a lot of children that died early 

A huge tree Swalloing up this tombstone

i wonder if these will be swalloed up too.
Oddly most of the stones indicates how long the person lived rather then showing the date of death.

Another baby Rosa. A rattle and  what looks like a favorite toy was carved on the stone

A very old stone

I hope you get out discover new things







Friday, March 20, 2015

Were All Ears March Challenge

Our inspiration this month are beautiful macro photos of damsel flies and dragon flies by           Martin Amm
I chose this one  

I tried to find beads to represent most of the colors in the photo

Gorgeous purple facets effects from Erin 
ceramic drops from Scorched Earth
copper beads from Vintaj

Check out  what others made at Earrings every day

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Art Bead Scene February Challlenge

Our inspiration art

Amapolas, 1913
Illustration published in "News of Spring and Other Nature Studies
By Edward Julius Detmold

Watercolor, 208 by 124mm







Beautiful Polymer Pendant from Heather Powers
Cream wavy ceramic bead and soft green bead from Eclectic Prairie
And Vintaj chain and components

Check out the other entriss at the ABS Pinterest Board.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Dry Gulch February Challenge


Our inspiration for February

'Spumomi'
Made with purple sugar beads from fire and  fibers
vintage beads from my stash
Glass Beads from Dancing Frog Jewelry
A focal bead from my stash, and a Vintaj clasp


You can even join the fun.




Friday, February 13, 2015

We're All Ears February Challenge

Our inspiration are lovely flower girls created by Lim Zhi
Malaysian artist and photographer Lim Zhi Wei (a.k.a Limzy) is the creator of these whimsical flower girls. She has a passion for turning every day objects into things of delicate beauty. For 2015, Limzy created a very limited run of a calendar of her Flowergirls. How marvelous would it be to gaze on those dreamy beauties every day of the year! The beauty of this art is that it is ephemeral. It will not last. Yet Limzy has captured the essence of the bloom in such a spectacularly unique way and preserved it in her prints. You can follow Lim Zhi Wei on Instagram and Facebook or on her blog, Love, Limzy.

There are several flower girls to choose from
I chose these because I love Calla lilies.


'Calla Lily'
 Beautiful drops from Scorched Earth
Disk beads from Twinstar
And sweet polymer beads from Graceful Willow

Please visit the Earrings Everyday blog to see more of  the art and the earrings