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Monday, August 15, 2011

The winner...

of the two pairs of earrings is Krista!!!

I used some very scientific methods to figure out who the winner was. :D

Krista - please email me at
with your address!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Earrings - and a giveaway

Ok...I promised a giveaway like three months ago and have failed to follow through.

Failed is a harsh word - but I guess if it's true...

So - here is what I'll do - I am gonna post pics of the earrings I made this week (they are also on FB - haven't listed anything new on lately) then I will pick two pairs to have in my giveaway!!!

Sound good?  ummm...since I can't *hear* your reply, I will assume that you said "yes, that sounds wonderful!!!"


OK - that took entirely too long - my computer took over an hour to put these photos here and I am irritable now!!!

So - for the giveaway earrings!!!  How about these two pairs?

To enter -
  • follow my blog
  • leave a comment under this post telling me you follow my blog (1 entry)
  • post a tweet about the giveaway and put a copy of it here in a comment (1 entry)
  • post a comment about it on facebook and put a copy of the post here in a comment (1 entry)
I will draw a name on Sunday, August 14th!!!  YAY  :)

Here they are!

Here is what I have made so far from my new - "not my usual beads" - purchase!

I had so much fun and only wish I had more lots more.

I stayed up late last night putting these together...I finally went to bed when I started dropping every bead I picked up lol

 These are the big pottery flower beads and the bronze diamond beads that I bought yesterday.
 I put them with some black, glass pearls and some simulated turquoise rondelles - then I added some tiny metal spacers
this picture shows the rondelles better, not as much glare
 this is the "matching" bracelet
 These are pottery beads and the metal swirl beads from yesteday - I added the hematite beads I bought yesterday and some small round metal beads

 The necklace has pretty much the same design as the bracelet - I love this necklace.  I think the beads go together wonderfully!

All of the beads in this bracelet were from my purchases yesterday.  The only pieces I added from my stash at home are the tiny flat metal spacers - well, and the toggle  :)

 ok...again - the two big beads are from my purchases yesterday and I added some hematite (also from yesterday - got a lot of mileage out of the hematite :)  then I added some spacers - I put an extension on this one of 3" for anyone who wants a longer necklace of my favorites!!!  I am NOT a girly girl - at least I don't think so (I've been wrong before) but I love the flowers!!!  This is definitely a summer necklace to me!
ok...that's it for now.  I guess I'm gonna go and use the rest of my new beads!

maybe I can draw them out and make them last a few more days.  One necklace per day sort of thing.  we will see!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Can you guess what this is?

I got super creative today and decide to make something that will take some of the trouble and guess work out of my jewelry making.

Can you guess what this is???

New beads! are the pictures of the wonderful, exciting new beads that I bought today!!!

I can't wait to play with them.

I think I have mentioned this once or five times before - but picture taking is my least favorite part of creating jewelry!   But - I suffer through.

Ok...these are not necessarily grouped the way they will be in the jewelry I create - but these are the beads I got today.

 The big flowered porcelain ones are my favorites I think.  They are about 1 1/2 inches high.

 These earrings and necklaces came from a local discount jewelry store.

I like to get their stuff and take it apart.  I don't use many of the beads because they are plastic and I don't use the plastic beads - but I love the shell pendants and I cannot find them in stores anywhere!!!

So...those are the items I bought today!  Can't wait to un-package it all and start playing!!!

Any local beaders wanna join me?


I am out shopping for jewelry ingredients and made a brave decision.

I bought only beads that I would never usually use.

I always use little stuff, and there are certain colors that I run away from for some reason.

So when I get home I will post some pics of the awesome beads that I purchased today.

I also ventured out of my comfort zone by choosing beads without having a "plan" for them yet. See usually, I can't put those beads in my buggy until I have a pretty solid idea of what the finished piece will look like or, at the very least, knowing exactly what beads I am going to pair the new beads with.

So I told myself to be brave and I picked 5 different strings of beads.

I have to admit that I did go back and choose pieces to go with them (I knew I didnt have what I would need at home) but that was after I knew for sure these beads were coming home with me.

It was actually a lot of fun.

Yay beads!!!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

ok...i have no excuse

but that doesn't mean I won't try making one!!!

I have been super busy
  • working
  • having a table at the Farmer's Market
  • making jewelry
  • shopping at Hobby Lobby
  • dog sitting
  • house sitting
  • sitting on the couch
  • cooking food
  • eating the food I cooked
ok...I feel I have justified my absence...whew!

So...I really have been doing all those things and every now and then I imagine that I hear this tiny little voice calling out from the vicinity of my computer. (notice I did say "imagine" I didn't say I actually hear are way too literal)

I have finally gotten started on my website!!!

I didn't list it up there because I forgot...but I have! 

The web address is

Now...before you go look at the website (even though I know some people will read this after they look)
it is brand new...and it doesn't have a whole lot.

I will work on uploading some pictures and eventually I hope to actually have items for sale on my website.

For can still look at pictures by clicking on one of the links to the left.

I plan on swinging back by here in the next week or so to start another giveaway!!!

I am going to try to do better!  I promise!!!

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I love creating...anything! I love crafting and making something new with "old" items. I have done just about any kind of crafty thing you can think of and I love making jewelry.