End of summer....endless summer. Beach jewelry is always a great theme and was chosen by members of the B'sue Boutiques Design Team as the August Challenge for us at the B'sue Boutiques Creative Group
Since the Design Team members prepared a calendar that I could work from it was easy to get brass stampings and charms ready and stocked in advance in case anyone needed some good stuff to work with. These are some of the things that Jann Tague of Clever Designs (and a member of the team) chose on one of her visits to B'sue Boutiques
Jann actually has a line of beach jewelry and so was quite prolific last month and had many new designs to share with us. A couple are these:
and this pretty assemblage:
Monica Rangne of Mocki Design at Etsy also showed us a lot of great work. A couple of her pieces last month are:
and earrings that could go with her octopus necklace!
The octopus was extremely popular in many of the group members designs. This one from Leslie Carver of Adorn Divine Designs is quite intricate:
Very clever use of the beads to make it look as if he was caught in a net.
Seahorses and Mermaids were abundant! This is a magnificent statement necklace made by Leila Belcher.
And a colorful assemblage from Marcia Tuzzolino of Aurora Designs, also a Design Team member:
A coy mermaid from Pamela Anger of Novegatti Designs at Facebook:
And another from Sue Shade:
Here's a great-looking necklace from Anne Marie Killam!
Love that glass bottle hung from the side....
We saw a lot of shells featured, too....real ones and patina'd brass ones!
Here is a lovely pair of earrings from Irene Hoffman of Heart's Dezire:
I could sit and make little earrings like those all day...if only I had more time! What fun!
Tammy Adams of Paisley Lizard also prepared several pair of pretty earrings....here is just one pair of them!
And here is a lovely new piece from Catherine Shattuck of Victorian Rose Boutique....in a bit different style, for her:
Every month we ask the members to pin all of their work for a challenge to our B'sue Boutiques Creative Group Challenge Board at Pinterest, and then at the end of the month I count up the entries and do the random number generator thing....
Heather Pederson Dinius of Have Faith Designs WON!
All I can say is wow, I am glad this challenge is not judged because there was so much awesome work, I barely skimmed the surface with these photos!
You will have to come over and see all of the others!
Here is that link again:
Even I got to make something this month....it's been hard getting anything done as I am still organizing my new workspace:
But here's what I made:
I made this locket, too...
You can find a video on putting Swellegant Patina on seashells, pearl cabochons and vintage style brass stampings and vintage jewelry supplies here:
This was a great challenge with a bunch of participants and a whole lot of fun!
Til next summer and more beach time jewelry, I'll leave you with one of my favorite songs by the Beach Boys....what's more Endless Summer than they are?