Sunday, November 30, 2008

Birds Revisited....

I feel so in love with the birds I decided I had to make another.
I guess it could end up being a bit redundant but I know I am not finished with these little guys. The possibilities are endless. I can guarantee that there will be more of them. My good friend at Witch Hollow was kind enough to fill my head with so many ideas. They are clamoring to come out!
I think that I love the earrings this time as much as I do how this version of the birds turned out.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Odds and ends for the holidays

Sun catchers..hang them in your window and once the light hits them - let the show begin.
Something to help you keep track of your glasses. They are so fun to make!

Monday, November 24, 2008

The Way I Spent My Weekend

Winter wonderland with thoughts of snow. I'm sorry it's blurry - it just wouldn't cooperate!
Close up of the detail on this piece. When I saw it I fell in love with it. This weekend I finally got around to finishing it.
The finished piece....Blue Birds.
Hearts under a midnight blue, starry sky.

Reading back over this I am sure it is obvious that blue appears to be on my mind. I need to work through it as it is time to start holiday orders. Some blues will work for that but most people like traditional Christmas colors.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Autmn Inspiration

While it may feel wintry outside it is still just fall. I wish that I were able to find some fall foliage in the colors that I can see in my back yard but until then this should hold me over. This is another piece that went so quickly I didn't even get to enjoy it for more than 24 hours..but that isn't all bad.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

My dear friend at Witch Hollow Primitives was kind enough to think me worthy of this award. Thank you so much! Your kindness means the world to me.
She instructed me to choose five other blogs that I felt worth of this award and so I will. They are as follows:

Slapdash Haberdashery
Lady Roots
The Bean; sans Womb
The Angry Georgian
Clay Perry

These are some of my favorite blogs and well worth keeping up with. Now pass on the awards guys...keep it going. :-)

Musings about pieces.....

Normally, I am a girl who prefers to wear a standard size necklace. Long ones dangle down and tend to hang in my way, especially given my work. But I love this one. It is simple, in construction and design. I can just slip it over my neck and go.
This one was so much fun! Each little black square was a different rainbow of colors. There was no setting a pattern to them. I just used black as my accent to pick up the only repeated scheme in the squares and grabbed what came to my hand otherwise. I love to work with glass beads. I think because they are not mass produced, each one is a little different. Helps me to get past that part of my brain that thinks everything has to be the same to look right. I didn't even get to keep this one sold the first day. But now I get the enjoyment of seeing her wear it and know she thinks it is as much fun as I do.
I love beads that look and feel organic. These wood beads come in all shapes and sizes and can be paired with anything. I love how I can use black, gold or silver tones or color and they all go well. So versatile! These are generally popular pieces for me. I don't know if it is because it is fall now and the colors work or if people feel as drawn to them as I do.

Let me know what all of you think!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Cell Phone Fobs or Zipper Pulls Anyone?

I must confess I love the butterfly but the blue stones catch every light.
Sorry this is blurry...the camera does not always show me love. But the colors come through and that is what is the most fun about these.
A little pink dragon fly.
Sometimes you have to kiss a lot of frogs.....

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Beaded Bubble Wands

Beaded bubble wands.
These are so much fun to make!

It brings out the kid in me.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

As usual, my photos don't always show the little details that I love but I think enough shows that you can get an idea. I love silver accents, they are my favorite!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Getting Started.....

Here are a few of my recent pieces...let me know what you think!