Monday, October 28, 2013

Hoppy Halloween! Halloween Art Bead Blog Hop

Halloween is almost here and I've joined forces with some very talented bead and jewelry designers to celebrate.  There's enough eye candy for all so grab your little plastic pumpkin candy bucket and settle in.  As a special treat ( no tricks) log on to my website and enter coupon code 15BOO! for automatic 15% off Halloween jewelry.
A few of my Halloween goodies using my handmade porcelain beads.

For more Halloween fun please visit the following blogs











































And don't forget Kim Van Antwerp still has a few of our blog kits left.
Happy Halloween!



Wednesday, October 2, 2013

About that Robot Party...and Heads Up for Halloween!

Well, it looks like Joan neglected to toot her own horn, busy lady that she is. I'll be more than happy to do it for her!  Joan's Robot Party beads won First Place in Bead Dreams' handmade beads category. And her Dragonfly Beads won Second!! Congratulations Joan!

If you recall, last Halloween Joan and I introduced these fantastic Halloween kits, featuring her wonderful porcelain, a silver wire bat and spider by me, and a great selection of accompanying beads and findings:


We each made a selection of jewelry from them and posted photos to the blog. I still have a couple of the kits, so with Halloween on the horizon again, I went back and created a fun, colorful tipsheet to share a little more detail about those pieces and how we made them. Anyone who buys a kit will get one. You can find the kits on my website, www.kimvanantwerp.com.

We would love to hear your ideas and see your work, too!


There are more new and VERY exciting developments to be announced in the very near future; Joan and I have been putting our heads together and we're entering all-new territory!