bead soup – reveal, sort of

This year’s Bead Soup Blog Party challenge is all about love & heart! Lori Anderson – the mastermind behind Bead Soup – designated the theme of this swap to send something treasured to another, to spread the kindness and love, “… to feel like a true giving of the heart. Paying love forward to a person you may not even know.” What a sweet sentiment. Our partner packages were to … Continue reading bead soup – reveal, sort of

bead soup blog party with Peacock & Lime

Bead Soup Blog Party 2017

  After a short (2 year) hiatus, the Bead Soup Blog Party will once again be in full swing! I’m so excited to be back as a part of the original bead swap, and love what the host, Lori Anderson has chosen as a theme … According to Lori, “The reason I chose this BSBP to be a Bead Hoarders edition is because 2016 was … Continue reading Bead Soup Blog Party 2017

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

April 2016 colour design challenge

Mid way through April, and time once again, to showcase a design submission created for Dry Gulch‘s monthly colour design challenge! April’s theme is based on this pretty colour palette … I just love the rustic, vintage feel – and keeping in line with that vision, created this Victorian Flower Fairy steam punk necklace design … featuring a vintage-inspired optical lens with image transfer, and “wine” cultured … Continue reading April 2016 colour design challenge

getting creative

Time to get the creative flow going … and away we go! Remember Robin Kae Reed? I introduced you all to her a few weeks ago here – after the Bead Peeps Swap n Hop partner pairings were announced?  Welllll … her secret stash of goodies just arrived and holy cow! So much to choose from – where does one even start?! Gorgeous gemstones, and glass beads, and metal blanks, and … Continue reading getting creative

bead peeps swap n hop #2

After taking it easy for the past month or so, it is now time to hit the ground running! The Bead Peeps Swap n Hop has begun once again! (and if you’ll remember from last year’s inaugural event … this is a blog hop of gigantic proportions hosted by Linda Anderson) The event sees participants from around the world paired up together – with each sending the other … Continue reading bead peeps swap n hop #2