View Full Version : Tuesday, 8/28/07 showcase

Ellen Altamore
08-27-2007, 11:13 PM
Here are a few from me; let's see yours.

Bernadette Fuentes
08-27-2007, 11:16 PM
Ellen those are fantastic. The colors the design and the etching.

I call this one "MARISOL" meaning sunny shores. This is my granddaughters middle name.

Have a great evening,

Bernadette Fuentes

08-27-2007, 11:25 PM
I love the name Marisol!
Here are a couple of mine today- I've been head down working through the new colors

08-27-2007, 11:30 PM
Tree Of the Day

Sunset Valley

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Aug-2007/80784-sunset_ridge.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Aug-2007/80784-sunset_ridge_3.jpg

08-27-2007, 11:32 PM
Ellen!!! Those are great!
Bernadette, that is a gorgeous bead.
Phoenix, Very nice.

08-27-2007, 11:56 PM
Wow, color mixing/reactios on the glass - really nice guys.

08-28-2007, 12:02 AM
Ellen I love these beads!!! The coral and tan one would go great with some of my Africa designs...how big are they??

Bernadette...how wonderful is this???? THe movement in this focal is amazing

Phoenix Art Supplies...super yummy organics!!! I love them all!!! Can't pick a fave

Belinda...YEOWZA landscape focal!!! I love the textures going on in that main tree!!!

Here's one from me for today!



08-28-2007, 12:12 AM
Wow, so many pretties already! Wonderful job you all.

I had a special request for more blue, two tone beads so I made those and tried a few other colors this weekend too.


I'm really liking the white and clear one myself...

Have a great day everyone!

08-28-2007, 01:05 AM
Great beads everyone.
Love the clouds and the 2 tones.
post and run.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Aug-2007/76529-IMGP0764.JPG http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Aug-2007/76529-IMGP0771.JPG http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Aug-2007/76529-IMGP0766.JPG
Neil D.

Me Jayne
08-28-2007, 03:18 AM
WOW! What a show! I love your rings, Neil!

Here's a brass key...

Starleens Studio
08-28-2007, 03:33 AM
Jane, I am lovin the brass keys.
Neil, Your wire wrapped hollows are as pretty as they are unique!

From me:


08-28-2007, 04:52 AM
Good morning!

What a great showcase already!

Sandra...I loooooove that pendant!

Here is mine:


Have a great day!


08-28-2007, 05:33 AM

belinda i love tour trees.
here is mine

http://media0.dropshots.com/photos/122151/20070826/114633.jpg (http://www.dropshots.com/elihakim#date/2007-08-26/11:46:33)

08-28-2007, 06:57 AM
Georgeous everyone.

Ellen Altamore
08-28-2007, 08:38 AM
Thanks, everyone. Sandra - no clue on the size of those beads; I never measure anything I make. How big is the tip of your little finger? That's about the size.

08-28-2007, 08:45 AM
Great beads!! I love the rings!
these are mine, a mermaid( I hope I haven't shown her before...) and some gold and silver fumed boro.

08-28-2007, 09:20 AM
Good morning...
Beautiful beads this morning.
Here are Tom's.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Aug-2007/49823-dolphin_2.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Aug-2007/49823-sea_horse_5.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Aug-2007/49823-sea_shell_3.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Aug-2007/49823-shark_2a.jpg

08-28-2007, 09:33 AM
Lovely Inspiration here, the beads all look so wonderful!
Pinar I just love that set of yours!
Here's one from me, Indian Summer Moonhttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Aug-2007/17394-ism1.jpg

08-28-2007, 09:42 AM
Ellen - How do you get that matte look to your beads? They're lovely!
Bernadette - stunning! I love the twistie, it's so delicate and sea like.
Phoenix - THe crackle effect is really impressive - how do you get that?
B-Todd - more amazing trees! Hve you ever done a weeping willow?
Sandra - the detail on the figure in your bead is awesome..how do you get such finesse? Low flame?
Lizajanye - what is that beautiful stripe of silver in the middle? Leaf or wire? I love the blue and gray ones best!
ndylla - what gauge wire do you use for your rings? I feel some Christmas presents coming on!
Starleen - I am simply floored by your florals - the detail and realism are amazing.
Anastasia - That chartruese color is beautiful! Are the dots plunged?
pinarhakim - I'm at a loss....my eyebrows went up to my hariline when I saw your beads. How on earth did you get that irridescent swirl?
RMG - is there a tutorial on wire wrapping beads somewhere? I have to give it a try now!
Tomsanctuary - i think your shell is the prettiest one I've seen from you yet!

Here's a couple of mine from yesterday (I was finally able to get them off the mandrel - thank you xiola!)DARNIT! Gotta charge the digital camera first.....:o

08-28-2007, 10:21 AM
Wonderful beads today. Here are some of mine.



08-28-2007, 11:47 AM
Ellen - Ooooh, I really like your dot work - lovely patterns you've created, especially in the brown and orange bead and the blue one! :D
Bernadette - Gorgeous bead - very soothing!
Jessica - I :heart: your organic style - really like the first one with the crackling effects!
Belinda - Beautiful landscape bead! :D I really like the sky and the sense of perspective.
Sandra - FABULOUS! Very tribal!
Liza - I like that one too but they all have a great feel to them!
Neil - WOW! Your rings are fantastic! The clear and the topaz are rockin'!
Jayne - You keep finding the coolest keys to work with!
Starleen - Ooooooh, GORGEOUS! Your floral work is exceptional!
Anastasia - Wonderful use of a bold color! I love it!
Pinar - Yummy beads - orange (coral) is really your color!
Rachelle - Your mermaid is so graceful!
T&K - As usual, it's the shark that gets my attention! :D
Annie - Great name for a great bead! I like the look of sandy ground!
Val - I like the green swirlies!

Here's an Eye of Horus made with a base of the new Pale Avocado, some silver and then the stringer work is Dark Silver Plum:


08-28-2007, 11:53 AM
Thanks guys- the first one with the crackling is just light ovory as a base with silver (leaf I think) and intense black- the intense black kind of sucks up the silver- but the crackle left behind I love as well. With foil I usually get more beads of silver- so I'm pretty sure on that one :-)

Rachelle - that's my favorite mermaid/figure ever of yours- she's gorgeous!

08-28-2007, 12:02 PM
Thank you all for the lovely remarks on the mermaid! she was my first try with red-copper green.
Joanne, (FlamerJo) the fumed beads are wrapped with a stringer of the same glass, (clear boro) and then fumed with gold or silver, resulting in the metalic look.
Amber, that eye is marvelous, the colours you get from silver plum are amazing! all I've managed to get is metalic grey!

Me Jayne
08-28-2007, 12:05 PM
Thanks for the kind comments. This has been a really awesome showcase so far!

08-28-2007, 12:06 PM
Great work today everybody!

08-28-2007, 12:20 PM
Neil, ooh, love those rings!

Pinar, beautiful colors today! Val

Astrid Riedel
08-28-2007, 12:52 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Aug-2007/60441-DSC01339sml.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Aug-2007/60441-DSC01340sml.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Aug-2007/60441-DSC01351sml.jpg

WOW! there are some beauties here today, and the most stunning to me is Rachelle's gold fumed beads.:clap: :clap: :clap:
I made 2 sets of hollow square beads with zooiis press.


08-28-2007, 01:17 PM

belinda i love tour trees.
here is mine

http://media0.dropshots.com/photos/122151/20070826/114633.jpg (http://www.dropshots.com/elihakim#date/2007-08-26/11:46:33)

This is a fabulous color combo. What colors are they. Did you etch them. :clap:

08-28-2007, 01:20 PM
Val, I also love those soft blues. Very tranquil feel.
Neil, Did your wife do the wire work on those rings? Really sensational.
Great showcase everyone.

08-28-2007, 01:44 PM
Beautiful! the rings are gorgeous..the copper is my favorite. Ellen those have a really earthen old world quality. I like them a lot.

08-28-2007, 01:45 PM
looking great guys!
here are two from me.


08-28-2007, 02:36 PM
Amazing showcase here! Very inspiring...thanks to everyone for sharing.

08-28-2007, 03:03 PM
thanks for all nice comments.:heart: :heart: :heart:

the colours are red copper green and mustard yellow or ochre.

08-28-2007, 03:22 PM
Lizajanye - what is that beautiful stripe of silver in the middle? Leaf or wire? I love the blue and gray ones best!

Thanks Joanne! The stripe in the middle is done with SIS (silvered ivory stringer) and then I wrapped some 30 gauge silver wire around for added sparkle. The etching makes such a difference on these too!

08-28-2007, 03:52 PM
Amazing pieces of art, everyone! Wow!

08-28-2007, 04:07 PM
Thanks Joanne! The stripe in the middle is done with SIS (silvered ivory stringer) and then I wrapped some 30 gauge silver wire around for added sparkle. The etching makes such a difference on these too!And what is "silvered ivory stringer"? Do you just make a stringer out of ivory covered in silver leaf and encased in clear?

Bernadette Fuentes
08-28-2007, 05:01 PM
Lots of great new postings!

Thank you for all the great compliments everyone!
Joanna, silvered ivory stringer is like you said ivory glass covered with silver leaf or foil. It is best on dark ivory. You can also cover dark ivory stringer with silver and use it. I do not cover it with clear!

Bernadette Fuentes

08-28-2007, 05:38 PM
Wow what a show!.
I love Anastasia's and I'm becoming a big Pinar fan! Lot's of inspiration in here always.
I do all the wire working myself on the rings.
I use 18 gauge and occasionally 16 gauge.
Thanks for all the nice comments on the rings.
Neil D

08-28-2007, 05:38 PM
Cupcakes from me today!!!


08-28-2007, 05:48 PM
Astrid - Ooooh, i love every single bead. Hollow squares? That's brilliant! :D
Christine - Your sweets are yummy looking! Love the donuts! :D

08-29-2007, 03:41 AM
Thank you, Joanna, Amber and Neil!


08-29-2007, 02:34 PM
thanks Naos!!

08-30-2007, 12:00 AM
Here are a few from me; let's see yours.

Very cool, Ellen! Did you use stringer on the blue one?