design challenge piece by peacock and lime

december 2016 design challenge

With the year coming to an end, so, too, do the monthly 2016 creative design challenges hosted by Dry Gulch Beads. This december installment will be the last, and consists of a cheery, festive, bright palette … With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, there didn’t seem to be enough time to create a new piece to submit for the challenge, although I did notice … Continue reading december 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

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

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

March 2016 colour design challenge

This post is a little later of an entry than I would have liked, but still managing to get it in before the end of the month  – as Dry Gulch Beads‘s March color design challenge is in full swing! The colour choices for the March challenge are inspired by the onset of spring! With such a pretty palette, it was hard to create just one piece, so … Continue reading March 2016 colour design challenge

bustling behind the scenes

Things have been lacking a little in the posting department here lately (so sorry about that!) … but all for good reason! I’ve been working on a few new pieces, a few new magazine submissions (more on that coming soon!), a new online venue, a new photo blog and an update to the website! Whew! Here’s a bit of a sneak peek at what’s been going … Continue reading bustling behind the scenes

Every day is a new adventure

And the adventure continues … A quick update on what has been happening within the studio lately, fun photo shoots, some new pieces in the works, tumblr, and …  a couple of new magazine features!   Graffiti Photo shoot ….   Magazine Feature #1 …. the Jewelry Stringing Magazine – summer 2015 edition hit news stands earlier last month, and included a couple of Peacock & Lime pieces … and … Continue reading Every day is a new adventure

bead soup blog party reveal

Oh … so exciting!   Today is the day … the BIG REVEAL for all those participating in Lori Anderson’s 8th annual Bead Soup Blog Party! I can.not.wait. to see what everyone has designed and created! My beautiful bead soup (if you’ll remember, from the lovely Niky Sayers) has been simmering and stewing away for a few weeks now.  It has finally finished percolating, having left a delightful … Continue reading bead soup blog party reveal

embrace your inner geek …

a new series for Peacock & Lime, by popular request …. literature & fandom. Find pieces inspired by your favourite book/movie/series – such as the Little Prince, Harry Potter, the Hunger Games, Divergent, Lord of the Rings, Doctor Who & Scott Pilgrim … with more coming soon …   for the Doctor Who fan – in honour of the upcoming 50th anniversary … the Don’t … Continue reading embrace your inner geek …