Day: February 15, 2014

Etsy treasury: Radiant Orchid

While it’s wonderful to be featured in other people’s treasuries, it’s also a lot of fun to curate your own.

‘Radiant Orchid’ by Drakestail

Pantone, the trend-setting company that selects each season’s hottest colours, has named Radiant Orchid as its 2014 Colour of the Year. Watch for this fantastic shade of pinkish-purple on a runway and in shops near you!

Radiant Orchid Maxi Dress- Purple Indie Fashion- upcycled hippie orchid dress- recycled women's clothes - wearlovenow
Radiant Orchid Maxi Dre…

Radiant Orchid iPhone Case / Lavender Ombre iPhone 4 Case iPhone 5S Case Radiant Orchid Ombre iPhone 5 Case iPhone 4S Case iPhone 5C Case - afterimages
Radiant Orchid iPhone C…

Vintage Purple Suede Purse Radiant Orchid Saddle River Oval Boho Cross Body Bag Casual Over The Shoulder Bag - lovethatlingers
Vintage Purple Suede Pu…

Art, Painting, Watercolor Painting: Bloom in Radiant Orchid - karenfaulknerart
Art, Painting, Watercol…

Paris Photography, "Paris Radiant Orchid Door", Color Photography, Urban Wall Decor, Modern, French Home Decor, Travel, Europe, Paris - ThreeColors
Paris Photography, &quo…

Lavender Rose Crown - Radiant Orchid Purple Rose Flower Crown, Rose Headband, Velvet Rose Headdress. Bridal Crown, Fairy Crown, High Fashion - BloomDesignStudio
Lavender Rose Crown – R…

Radiant Orchid I've got designer bags under my eyes Pantone 2014 Fashion art Pantone poster Typography Fashionista 8x10 purple By MossyJojo. - MossyJojo
Radiant Orchid I’ve…

Radiant Orchid Jewelry - Pink and Purple Ombré Earrings - Hand Painted Distressed Bohemian Jewelry - Fleur de Lis Leverback Earrings - OstaraMoonJewelry
Radiant Orchid Jewelry …

Radiant Orchid and Gold Statement Necklace - icravejewels
Radiant Orchid and Gold…

Radiant Orchid 21 Fabric Flag Banner, 9 Feet Bunting, Quatrefoil, Chevron, Deer, Baby Nursery, Wedding Decor, Birthday Party, Photo Prop - vintagegreenlimited
Radiant Orchid 21 Fabri…

Radiant orchid purple pink dip dyed watercolour square cushion cover pillow - NobleAndIron
Radiant orchid purple p…

Yoga Hair Wrap Radiant Orchid Rayon Work Out Stretchy Ballerina  Exercise Headband - NinisNiche
Yoga Hair Wrap Radiant …

Radiant Orchid - Purple Orchid Flower Photography Print - Pantone Inspired Purple Lavender F uchsiaOrchid Photography - Floral Wall Art - JessaMaePhoto
Radiant Orchid – Purple…

Vintage 70's dress / Radiant Orchid knife pleated mini  Babydoll empire waist S - CarlaAndCarla
Vintage 70’s dress …

Radiant Orchid table runner Japanese vintage Nagoya Obi - CJSTonbo
Radiant Orchid table ru…

Purple Lace Wedding Invitations - Radiant Orchid - with RSVP cards and address labels - Custom Wedding Invites - InvitingMoments
Purple Lace Wedding Inv…


Treasury tool by StylishHome.

100 Day Challenge

I love reading creative people’s blogs. It’s a lot of fun to see other crafters at work, get a glimpse of their studios, or read about the other goings-on in their lives. One blog I recently came across announced a 100 Day Challenge.  Her plan was to create a new item every day (she was a knitter or crocheter) using only materials she already had on hand. I thought about the rather extensive stash in my studio, and how I could do the same. It is a great project for me: I am like a magpie in my obsession for collecting shiny things, and while I sometimes have a project in mind when I buy beads, I don’t always.  I have plenty of strands & parts that I love but don’t have a plan for. It’ll be a great opportunity to revisit some favourites that haven’t gotten the love they deserve.

The plan is this: Each day, I will make something.  It might be a necklace, earrings, a hair accessory, anything that moves me that day.  I’ll take a picture, and while they may not be the best photos, they’ll get the idea across.  I’ll do proper photos when time and weather allows.  I’ll also tell a story about the item, the components, and why I’ve been hanging onto them for so long.

Day One

My first day’s project is a familiar one: a full set of the Vintage by Drakestail single-strand jewellery, in black. I started here for a reason – I’ll be donating it as an auction prize for the Beads For Wishes event on March 4th.  It will be a great event, and it’s for a worthy cause, the Children’s Wish Foundation.  I have these Swarovski pearls and stardust beads on hand for Vintage orders, and they’re a recent part of my stash.


Vintage by Drakestail in black
Day 1: Vintage by Drakestail set in black Swarovski pearls. This will be a donation to Beads for Wishes.
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