Wednesday, April 4, 2012

More Beaded Body Parts

April's Army Charity Shop

Warning: This post features (im)mature content.

It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to say this, but…The April’s Army shop is now open! This month, Regretsy readers and fans are raising funds to purchase the very best in service dog equipment, to help a young woman live life to the fullest. You can learn more about the fundraiser on Regretsy. But first, let’s have a look at some of the amazing handmade items that are up for grabs! (Don't linger too long though, as items tend to move fast!)

Before I show you the piece that I created, I want to say that it’s designed after something that I normally wouldn’t consider for jewelry inspiration. It’s actually kind of awful. In fact, if you don’t recognize it, I don’t recommend trying to figure out what it is. Seriously, do not Google it. My consolation is that when you laugh at something, you take it’s power away. And this particular topic has been turned into a huge source of laughter on Regretsy, and in turn helped to raise a lot of money for very worthy causes.

To create my donation, I used matte black seed beads, and a beautiful mixture of blue Miyuki seed beads that I purchased with some rewards points at Auntie’s Beads. As soon as I saw them, I knew they were destined for something great! It took some time to decide on a method for the necklace chain. I ended up modifying the round right angle weave a little to get a nice, sturdy chain.

Blue Moon Pendant

You can see this “Blue Moon” necklace, and other amazing creations in the April’s Army WePay shop. This is a new selling platform who’s main appeal is complete freedom from PayPal. Anyone can shop in the store, but seller accounts are currently limited to US residents. If that’s you, I highly recommend checking them out!

Without any further ado, here are some of my favorite jewelry designs from this month’s fundraiser:

Caged Pearl Bracelet
by Slipstream Blue

Hellephant Pendant
by Quiddity Designs

Circuit Board Bracelet
by The Blue Kraken

Winds of the Orient Collar
by MBush Digital Art

Red Beads Bracelet
by Sew Goth

Here’s to crafting for a cause!

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  1. Being a Regretsy fan, I knew what the design was going to be even before I saw it, but I still laughed out loud when I scrolled down. This is the most tasteful rendering of that particular image that I have ever seen.

  2. Excellent! I was definitely going for a combo of tasteful and hilarious. I had so much fun making this one!

  3. It took me awhile, but I finally figured it out. LOL.


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