Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Winter Tea

Planning a Winter Tea Party for January.
for some of the elderly ladies
 in our congregation.
We have 18 including ourselves.
My friend Katherine and I decided on 
a Snowflake theme.
Thought I would share some of the projects 
we have been working on for the party.
 A simple snowflake embossed  invitation.
Sizzix embossing folder, Martha Stewart snowflake punch,
Pink glitter paper from DCWV, star brad & sheer white ribbon.
A tea cup made out of recycled mat board.
Sizzix tea cup XL die, DCWV Luxury stack papers,
misc. trims & embellishment.
Katherine is going to crochet scarves for the ladies.
 I was going to do earrings. 
But some of the ladies either don't wear them 
or wear clip-ons.
So I'm gifting the ladies with this style of scarf pin.

Saturday, December 10, 2011


I made this especially for Deb.
She loved these fruity glass beads I had in my stash.
I will be giving this to her today as a hostess gift
for an open house she is having today.
It needed some sparkle so I added a chain and attached
half silver faceted round crystals and textured glass pearl beads.
It helped to make sense of the one 
creamy ab colored almond bead.
To finish it off I added a cool toggle clasp.
Carmen Miranda would be proud.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Owl Bracelet

This color combo will always remind me of the 
Miami Dolphins.
Had a lot of fun making this Owl bracelet 
using these colorful and whimsical lamp work beads.
Just makes me happy looking at it.
Living in Florida worked for me.
And I miss living there.
But for now 
I will have to deal with the gray days 
of winter here in Michigan.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Chunky Butterfly Charm Key Chain

 What to do with that one earring because 
the other was lost?
In this case two lonely earrings.
Not that these were fantastic or my favorite color 
or worth anything.
I kept them because someday 
I will be able to re-purpose them.
Today was the day.
 Front (if there is a front)
laying down

Beaded tassel gifted to me by Caroline.
Lonely earrings gifted to me by Deb.
Misc. metal chain and filigree butterfly 
salvaged from another necklace.
Butterfly image from jewelry collage sheet 
Thanks for looking.