Monday, December 9, 2013

Row of Roses

 I made this bracelet from a pattern in the Bead & Button Magazine, August 2013.
The designer is Mabeline Gidez.
Her patterns are so pretty. I also have her book.
This is one of my favorite bracelets, the colors in the pictures aren't as good as the actual bracelet.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

I Love Clay 2013 Blog Hop

I received 2 pieces of clay from our host, Lisa Lodge and this is her website:
Thank you for letting me participate on this blog hop.
Both my pieces are from Blu Mudd, and I have a picture of both pieces in one of my previous posts.
I am so excited, I didn't buy anything for either one of my pieces, I used everything from my bead collection.
The above piece I used 6mm round crystals in two different colors, and I made links with wire.
Too bad is so cloudy and cold outside, so my pictures didn't turned out as nice. Brrr.

My second piece is a bracelet bar, I had a hard time with one. I could not make anything I liked, until last night.
I use gemstone beads( I don't know what they are, those are one of the first beads I both when I started beading about 5 years ago) and freshwater pearls.
I thought it would be easier to make something when you have the pieces. But I found it quite challenging, I really had a lot of fun.
Thank again Lisa for letting me participate at the last minute.
Please visit Lisa's Blog to see what the other participants have created.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Elda Pendant

This pattern is by Ewa and this her website:
I found a video on YouTube and you can watch it here :
I like this pendant and will make it in different colors.

Cube Bracelet

This bracelet was using 4mm crystal cubes and herringbone stitch.

Friday, November 29, 2013

What I received for the I Love Clay blog Hop

This is what I received from Lisa Lodge for the I Love Clay Blog Hop on December 7.
I have no idea what I will make with them.
We will see next week.
Thanks Lisa for letting me participate on this blog hop.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

I won

I won those beautiful clay beads above.
I would like to thank Rita from Jewel School Friends.
I did the October Fest Bead Hop and she was giving out some prizes, and I won!!
I was so excited!
Thank you again Rita.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

October Fest'13 Blog Hop

This Hop is hosted by Rita from Toltec Jewels.  A big thank you to Rita for this blog hop.
There are a lot of participants and I am sure that is a lot of work. So thanks again!!
This is Rita's Blog:

I don't know about you, but to me fall is all about the golds, browns and  dark greens. I love wearing jewelry in those colors.
Most of the time I create a piece and then I have to buy clothes to match them.( I know I am crazy).

The bracelet above is using gold tilas, gold superduos and gold seed beads.

For this bracelet  I used tile beads, superduos, drop beads and seed beads.

On this pendant I used epoxy clay and crystals.

I used a netting stitch and I used glass pearls and seed beads.

This bracelet is using tila beads, delicas, fire polished beads and seed beads.

Thank you for visiting my blog.

Here is the list of all the parcipants of this blog hop:
Octoberfest 13 Artists
Caroline                                       http://
Andrea Glick-Zenith           
Dolores Raml                     
Karla Morgan                     
Susie Harris                       
Kay Thomerson                 
Jean Yates                        
Kelly Hosford Patterson     
Kathy Lindemer                 
Liz E                                  
Jasvanti Patel                    
Christie Murrow                 
Jodie Marshall                   
Andrea Trank                    
Dini Bruinsma                    
Elsie Deliz Fonseca           
Karla Morgan                    
Vera Lynn                         
Rana Wilson                     
Catherine King                 
Lily Vincent                       
Janice Hidey (Janimar)     
Cory Tompkins                 
Candida Castleberry        
Cynthia Kent Machata      
Alicia Marinache               
Linda Anderson                
Leah Curtis                       
Jennifer Reno (JenRen)    
Robin Reed                       
Tanty Sri Hartanti              
Lisa Lodge                        
Ingrid A.                            
Judy Turner                      
Gina Hockett                     
Nelly May                          
Tanya McGuire                 
Sonya Stille                       
Carol D.                            
Asri Wahyuningsih            
Ginger Bishop                   
Shaiha Williams                
Toltec Jewels (Rita, your hostess)

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Sequintastic September Blog Hop

This Hop is hosted by Sarah Sequins from:
Please visit her blog and you can find the list of all participants.
A very big thank to Sarah for hosting this wonderful hop.

This hop is about making whatever you want, but you must use some sequins.
I made a bead embroidery bracelet using sequins, seed beads and in the center I used buttons.

This is my first resin piece, I made a pendant with Swarovski sequins and regular sequins. I need a lot of practice.

I hope you have a chance to check Sarah Sequins blog.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Creating with Cabochons Blog Hop

This hop is by Sally Russick from the
Thank you Sally for hosting this blog hop.  This was a big challenge, since I never did bead embroidery before. My first piece was using this a glass cabochon , seed beads,  fire polished beads and crystal drops.

My second piece is the same pattern as before, but I used daggers on the fringe.

Please visit the other participants of this hop here:

Your Host:  Sally Russick 
D Lynne  Bowland
Lynn Jobber           
Jo-Ann  Woolverton           
Mary K McGraw           
Gloria Allen           

Cheri Reed           
Sonya Stille           
Elizabeth Owens Dwy           
Veralynne   Malone           
Lynsey  Brooks           
Christina Miles           
Holly  Westfall           
Kathy  Lindemer           

Therese Frank           
Adrienne Berry           
Liz   E

Tanty  Sri Hartanti           
Ginger Bishop
Renetha Stanziano           
Marlene  Cupo           
Sharyl McMillian-Nelson           
Niky  Sayers

Mischelle Fanucchi           
Tracy  Stillman           
Skylar Bre’z           
Ann Schroeder           
Jess Green           
Susan Kennedy           
Stacie  Florer           
Cathie  Carroll           
Susan F.

Michelle Caballero       
Sabine Dittrich           
Kristina Johansson           
Kimberly Sturrup-Roberts           
Melissa  Meman           
Cheryl McCloud         
Michelle  Timms           
Cindy  Pack                    
Lynda  Carson

Cynthia  Machata           
Julia  Harris           
Karin  Slaton
Ingrid  Anderson           
KarinGrosset Grange
Jasvanti Patel
Inge  von Roos
Molly Alexander

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Pearls! Pearls!! Pearls!!! Blog Hop

This time I am participating in the Pearls! Pearls!! Pearls!!! Blog Hop .
I am so excited, I love pearls, all kinds of pearls!!
This blog is hosted by Michelle from :
A very special thank you to Michelle for hosting this blog hop.
Please visit her blog and you will be able to see all the treasures from the the participants.

The necklace above is made with freshwater pearls and is a russian spiral stitch.
All my freshwater pearls are from JJ beads in Huntington Beach, California.
Jenny Van,  the store owner is a contributor to Bead and Button magazine and her website is :

This bracelet is a kit I purchased at JJ beads.
Is Freshwater pearls and seed beads.

This bracelet is called Lilac Lace and the designer is Yasmin Sarfati, this pattern is from the Beadwork Magazine Feb/March 2013.
I used cream color glass pearls(Hobby Lobby), brown crystals from JJ Beads and gold seed beads.

This necklace is made with crystals and freshwater pearls and the pendant is a pattern from Jenny Van, called Crystal Passion.

This last necklace is made of freshwater pearls and they are drilled on the top so when strung they are alternate, one on one side, the next on the other side. Those are also from JJ beads.
This was a lot of fun, thank you again Michelle, and don't forget to visit the Hop here:

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Bead Hoarders Blog Hop

The Bead Hoarders Blog Hop Is By Lori Anderson. Thank you so much for hosting this blog hop. The blog hop can be seen at:
I just came back from San Francisco and didn't have much time to work on this hop.
What I did is I just finished some pieces that were started a long time ago and just waiting to be completed.
My first piece is a pearl cuff done in right angle weave and I used Swarovski crystals in hana ami motif. 

This is a necklace with seed beads and glass beads. 

I bought these beads about five years ago and they were just sitting there because I didn't know what to make out of them. 
So I made this necklace. 
Thank you again to Lori Anderson for hosting this blog hop. Please make sure that you visit her blog and see what the other participants created at

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Black and White Challenge

I love challenges!!
Here is another one, Black and White Challenge by Sally Russick from the Studio Sublime.
Thank you Sally for this wonderful challenge.
This is Sally"s Blog :
Please visit her blog
I absolutely love everything black and white.
My partner from the Bead Soup(my first Blog Hop) Liz E., knows how much I love black and white, so she e-mailed me the link for this challenge(thank you Liz).
My first bracelet is using tila and superduo beads. This a web inspiration.

This second bracelet is using white pearls, fire polished beads, seed beads and machine cut crystals. I love this pattern.
And finally the earrings: I used black and white superduos, seed beads and machine cut crystals.
Thank you again Sally for this wonderful challenge, and please visit all the other participants so you can see what their creations are.
Here is the link again to Sally's Blog :

Saturday, June 29, 2013

My Country, of thee I Bead Hop

I grew up in Brazil, so I decided to do this hop about Brazil.
Nan Smith, from ,  is the host for this wonderful hop.
You have to make a piece of jewelry and write about it.
The colors for the Brazilian flag are yellow, green blue and white, and since tomorrow is the finals for the Confederation's Cup and Brazil is one of the finalists, I thought why not?
I have so many good memories about my childhood and I will treasure them forever.
In Brazil there are so many butterflies, so I also made two butterflies bracelet :

And here is where I found the butterfly inspiration, when I first moved here to the USA,  I was given those frames as gifts:

Thank you so much to Nan Smith for hosting this very nice hop and for allowing us beader's to have fun.
Please make sure you visit all the other blogs on this hop and here is link again:

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Pulseira Trelica

For this bracelet I used fire-polished beads and seed beads and my clasp is a button.
The pattern for this bracelet can be found here:
The other color is in my previous post.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Summer Elements Blog Hop

I am doing another Blog Hop!!
This one is called Summer Elements Blog Hop, and it is being hosted by Rita from  Thank you Rita for giving us the opportunity to be creative.
For this hop you could do anything related to Summer.
So I have a beautiful green blouse and I made jewelry to match it.
I made the pendant, the bracelet and the earrings using SuperDuos, pearls and seed beads.
But I didn't stop here. I also made this bracelet for my daughter:
This bracelet I made using Fire Polished beads, pearls and seed beads.
The picture does not look as good as in person.

Please make sure to visit all the creations from the other artists.
Here is the link to where you can find the list:

Thank you again Rita for this opportunity!!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

History Hop

I am doing the History Hop hosted by Leah Curtis and here is the link to her blog:
 Please make sure you visit her blog and check out what the other participants created.

You choose a specific region and civilization and then you create your pieces.
I choose the Indus Valley Civilization, partly because is my heritage, my grandparents were all born in India.
For this era the jewelry was made of gold, semi precious stones, pearls,copper, pearls, corals, shells, etc..
So for my first piece I had a pendant made of pearls, coral and green stones(emerald imitation), so I decided to make a necklace using the some colors as the pendant.
Then I had components and I had no idea what I was going to make with it.
Voila! I made a necklace and a bracelet to match.
Thank you so much Leah for giving us a chance to show-off our creativity, and all the work you have put into this challenge