Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Today's Jewelry Creations

 A fun lamp-work bracelet with a few dangle bits
and an 
Amethyst chip necklace with locket.
Addition materials used for this one are
Lilac stone beads, AB and 1/2 silver Crystals 
and misc. metal findings.

Snow Way!


Pictures of the first real snow fall this season

Friday, November 18, 2011

Simple Baby Mini

Made this for my friend Amanda. 
She is expecting her second bay girl.
I kept it simple. 
The first photo is of the cover. The second is of one of the
10 pages. And the third one is of the back cover. 
All this busy mommy or daddy has to do is add 
photos of their baby girl. 
They are still deciding on the name for the new little one.
A kit similar to this is now for sale in my blog shop.
Thanks for looking.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Abby's Necklace

My new jewelry designer assistant is miss Abigail. 
We like to call her Abby.
She is 4 years old. And cute as a button.
This was her creation tonight. 
Thanks to Caroline from England for 
sending me these lovely cream beads. 
Which Abby fell in love with.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Floral Re-Do

When a clients has cats and little children 
Sometimes the things that you don't want them to play with
 is the very things they can't seem to stay away from.
Somewhere there is a toy desperately seeking his bottom half.
I found it as I was tearing down the arrangement.
Anyway this is the reason why this arrangement  that
 I made and sold over a year ago came back to me for a re-do.
For me a re-do implies using the same material and
 just to fix the damage done by the cats and the little child.
The Interior Designer had an additional request.
Not to make it so "plastic-y" and  
to add something that was "butter-scotchy" in color.
My head is saying, "What!"
I don't make the materials. I just assemble them.
I purchase things that have the most realistic look 
and feel when possible.
She knew that when she purchased it a year ago for her client.
I found her request odd to say the least.
And yes I was irritated.
It took me 4 days to even feel like approaching the project. 
Not to mention I was busy with other commitments.
For me it was no longer a re-do but a redesign. 
To now incorporate some "butter-scotchy" looking plants.
Perhaps I'm limited in my thinking
but the original tropical mix didn't call for this addition.
But what the Designer/customer wants the Designer/customer gets.
Here is the new arrangement.
Photo taken in my floral workshop.

Vintage-y Necklace

Yesterday I made a pretty necklace using the 
from Moonlight Journey
Re-purposed some gold neck chain. I don't recall where 
I got the pendant and it is now tarnished. 
Which doesn't bother me. Just adds to the vintage-y look.
Added some brass charms that were gifted to me.
Snagged the glass beads off another older necklace 
that was no longer being worn.

Monday, November 7, 2011

I Just Got the News...

I've been added as a design team member to Moonlight Journey.
Thank You so much Becky and Lynn for this opportunity.
I'm thrilled to be among the many talented ladies on the team.
I will be mixing my jewelry creations with their collage sheets.
This is one of the earrings I made tonight to get my feet wet.
These were made with : 
Images from
Butterfly Pendants ~ 44~1" collage sheet
Design originals bottle caps mini pack
1'' clear acrylic cabochon by Bottle Cap Inc.
Glossy accents,  pearls - peridot color
silver plated jewelry bails & Fishhook earwires
My camera batteries died. 
So I will have to show
the other earrings I made tonight,