Friday, October 28, 2011

Free Steam-punk Images from Dover

Earrings for Clara

Clara bought this bracelet from me 
and requested matching earrings.
She loves the kidney shaped ear wires. 
So this is what I came up with for her.
I sure hopes she likes them.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

See a Need

Fill a need. 
Friends of mine had transformed 
a small shipping box with shipping tape to close it up
 into a donation box.
While it would fill the need for which it was intended.
I thought to myself...we can do a little better.

I will be surprising them with this box.
I hope they like it.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Crystal & Blue

Simply strung beaded necklace.
Using Lamp-work beads and Swarovski crystals.
This set is similar to the one that was purchased 
at the Jewelry open house I had.
 I decided to make another one. Seen here.
Similar yet slightly different.

 My friend who purchased the set had it on last Sunday.
She had on the silk blue dress suit 
that she had told me about 
when she bought the necklace set..
I could now see what she had in her minds eye. 
Both the suit and the jewelry pieces 
complemented each other perfectly.
She looked simply lovely.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

One Fun Bead Store!

This place is too much fun. Fresh and clean  feel and so well organized.
Aren't those bead tables amazing!
 It's called Bead Haven.
If you happen to be in the Frankenmuth, MI 
and you like bead shopping. I think you'll enjoy this place.

Pictures are from their website

Monday, October 10, 2011

It all Started with a Bead...

This Bead in fact
Amber with greenish yellow, black and white dots.
This is not a pretty bead in my opinion. 
So I bought more not so pretty beads
to see if they would go with it.
Amber with grey bumpy dots. 
Another serious case of "What were you Thinkin'!"
I went to a "new to me".. bead store this Saturday.
Spent hours getting lost in all the variety of beads.
Places like that make my head swirl with ideas.
 I found these golden yellow wide leaves
I also picked up these two styles of black lampwork beads. 
One with flowers and one with circles and dots.
Using these with what I had in my stash. I made this toggle bracelet.
 After I was done I said to myself this reminds me of a Bumble bee.
I'll make another using these colors.
So with some of the left over lampwork beads, my bead stash
and bee charms I have.
I made this bracelet.
 The round pewter beads reminded me of a round beehive.
So I just had to use those.
And now I have a this Honey Bee bracelet.
I might have never worked with this color combination,
if it hadn't been for that one bead.
Honey Bee bracelet is now for sale in my blog shop.

Sunday, October 2, 2011


Sweet treat bracelets with lampwork 
cup cakes, white and chocolate truffles.

 The rondelles on this one 
remind me of M&Ms.
This toggle says peace begins with a smile.

And  a smile can begin with a sweet treat!

These are for sale in my blog shop.