Thursday, November 11, 2010

Rockin' for Rescue...



Recently there was a local fundraiser - Rockin' For Rescue - it is an annual benefit/fund raiser to to benefit animal shelters and rescue/adoption facilities. I was so pleased to see a local fund raiser for animals in need. I would have loved to attend, however the event took place when I was out of town.

I did manage to get a couple of pieces beaded up before I left and donated them for the silent auction.



A pendant/brooch that started with a beautiful Lisa Peters Stoneware shank button. Embellished with brown charlottes, light sapphire Czech pressed glass leaves and brown Swarovski crystals. Makes me think of chocolate and blueberries.



It is backed with chocolate Ultrasuede.

The other item donated - a pair of earrings that started with vintage deep blue faceted flat backs.



Anchored and bezeled with silver colored delica beads, size 11/0 blue seeds beads and 13/0 sliver colored Charlottes. LOTS of sparkle!



Love the faceted blue glass - the cabs are also foil backed.



They are backed with blue Ultrasuede and the ear wires are sterling silver and further embellished with Swarovski crystals to add even more sparkle.



*Note All photos are clickable for a larger view.

6 comments:

Carol said...

Wonderful creations for a gret cause. Ours here is The Pet Refuge.

freebird said...

Nice job! These are super.

Katie B said...

Grace, did you bead UNDER/behind (??) the top one -- the one with the chocolate US backing? looks like it and you have intrigued me !

GraceBeading said...

Thanks ladies! Kate - I did not bead under, just very close to the edge of the button. I just realized this is not a shank button as I look at it closer, it's got two metal loops at the top and bottom of the flower. I covered those loops by beading through and over them. Then added a Swarovski bicone between each "petal", next a leaf at the end of each petal and beaded a row of brown charlottes around the entire piece. To finish it off, I whip stitched the main felted backing to the Ultrauede with (I think) 4 beads each stitch. Click on each photo for a good close up - I think you can see what I'm trying to say. I hope that helps!

Denise said...

Hi Grace!
The beading is beautiful and I am so inspired by the button since I now am a proud owner!!!! Thank-you so much for being my buddy and celebrating my birthday with beads!!!! Your selection is beautiful and the colours are inspiring!!!
Thanks so much!
Cheers, Denise

Maggie R said...

Hi Grace,
Long time no see!
I am always inspired by your work and these pieces are beautiful.
I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
xoxo
((((hugs))))
maggie

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