Peacock & Lime pieces in print magazine

now available on newsstands

The Winter 2017 edition of Jewelry Stringing magazine is now available on newsstands and includes their annual Holiday Gift Guide, lots of creative ideas, tutorials and resources, and also features a guest contributor article and necklaces from Peacock & Lime – with one showcasing the sweet little owl pendant by Anastasia of Dreams & Elements from our design challenge submission that was posted earlier this year. It’s always exciting to see … Continue reading now available on newsstands

design challenge piece by peacock and lime

november 2016 design challenge

Happy day-after American Thanksgiving! In keeping with the theme … the colour palette Dry Gulch Beads has chosen for their creative design challenge this month, is inspired by the vintage Thanksgiving greeting card above. Subtle shades of tassel yellow, artichoke green, whole wheat, chinese red and powder blue make up the palette.   I love the southwest feel to these colours, and have created a lariat/choker necklace … Continue reading november 2016 design challenge

october design challenge piece by peacock and lime

October 2016 design challenge

Ooooo … scary! Halloween is just around the corner (how did THAT happen already?!) and  Dry Gulch Beads is once again hosting their creative design challenge – celebrating this month with a wonderful colour palette of October-inspired hues. I have been working on a brand new collection of mini steampunk-ish mixed-metal book and journal pendant necklaces and am offering the first sneak peek right here with this … Continue reading October 2016 design challenge

september design challenge piece by peacock and lime

September 2016 design challenge

Is it that time already? We are well into September, so that must mean that it is time for another edition of Dry Gulch Beads‘ monthly design challenge! This month’s palette contains such beautiful muted, vintage colours … khaki, honeydew melon, pencil lead, vintage coral and flax The piece I am submitting is part of a collection I’ve been working on lately – incorporating other artisan’s creations along … Continue reading September 2016 design challenge

august design challenge piece by peacock and lime

August 2016 colour design challenge

End of August … the sunflowers are in full bloom, apples are starting to fall … it’s so hard to believe that the end of summer is already near! Dry Gulch Bead’s august color design palette reflects the gorgeous late summer blooms  with a hint of dreamy dusk light. Tiger Orange, Sunflower, Buttermilk, Bridgewater and Tiffany Blue are the colour choices to work with this month … Continue reading August 2016 colour design challenge

july design challenge with peacock and lime

July 2016 colour design challenge

Ack! The end of July is almost upon us, and again, cutting it so close … with another last minute submission for Dry Gulch’s colour design challenge. This month’s theme revolves around sunny & bright, fresh, summer colours in terracotta, golden sand, lemon meringue, green juice and avocado. I ended up creating two pieces for this challenge – a necklace, and a bracelet. The first … Continue reading July 2016 colour design challenge

June 2016 colour design challenge

Happy June! Are you ready for the 6th installment of Dry Gulch‘s monthly colour design challenge?  (It is so hard to believe that we are halfway through the year already!) June’s colour palette is inspired by tattered peonies …  (Henna artwork design by Nikita ) … and the piece I created to match, is a multi layered wrap bracelet full of these lovely warm hues … This “Mexican Sand” … Continue reading June 2016 colour design challenge

May 2016 colour design challenge

Eek .. almost the end of May, and I have had yet to post my submission to Dry Gulch‘s monthly colour design challenge!  (nothing like just cutting it in under the wire!) This month’s colour palette is inspired by vintage poppies … While I love the colours, I found this challenge to be more … well … challenging, as I realized that I don’t really have a … Continue reading May 2016 colour design challenge

Bead Peeps design challenge reveal

In long anticipation, the day has finally come! The day that I can share with you the results of the bead peeps swap ‘n hop challenge! (a refresher course for those interested … Robin Kae Reed of Artistry Handcrafted Bead Designs sent me an enormous collection of bits and bobs, gears and glass beads, metal blanks & key bits, gemstones and jewels  … the list goes on … Continue reading Bead Peeps design challenge reveal