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

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

artisan collaboration – sweet sugar skull

Artisan collaborations – I love working with other artisan’s components. Incorporating another’s work creates a different dimension to designing and really opens up creativity. It is such an awesome experience to meet (either online or in person) the collaborator & it’s fun! (plus there’s the added extra bonus of ending up with new friends as a result!) This new custom leather & pyrite bead wrap bracelet is an artisan … Continue reading artisan collaboration – sweet sugar skull

Be Fearless. Be Strong. | Peacock & Lime Giveaway (via All Work and No Play Makes Mommy Go Something Something)

Hello June! What better way to start off the month, than with an opportunity to win a necklace from Peacock & Lime! For more information on how … please head on over to Kimberly’s blog to read this amazing & touching post she has written at All Work And No Play Makes Mommy Go Something Something   “No matter who you are, we all have those moments that we’d … Continue reading Be Fearless. Be Strong. | Peacock & Lime Giveaway (via All Work and No Play Makes Mommy Go Something Something)

New necklaces for fall

Things have been active in the studio lately! Gearing up for the Banff Mountain Film Festival Art & Craft Show is always a busy time, and this year is no exception! Not only is the ever popular Raven necklace back (and just in time for Halloween!) … but, also … a few of the latest offerings to be making their debut this weekend …       Continue reading New necklaces for fall

newly launched vintage~inspired collection

As previewed in this past post  … the Vintage~inspired collection has now been officially launched in the Etsy shop! There are a number of new pieces … necklaces and earrings for now, but soon to also include bracelets and maybe even a few rings! and for those liking things a little more along the steampunk line … new riveted pieces! Continue reading newly launched vintage~inspired collection