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Sunday, May 30, 2010
This fun and FuNkY necklace has total 24 blown glass beads; flamingos, cocktail drinks, flip flops and pineapples. These lampwork beads are attached to a sterling silver heart shaped link necklace with sterling silver jump rings and has a heart toggle clasp.
Necklace measures approximately 18 1/2".
Friday, May 28, 2010
The funky round beads are silver foil glass beads. Their color depends on the light and is such an interesting bead. It's an effect you definitely have to see in person. Also wire wrapped are clear crystal, pink crystal and olivine green silver-lined glass beads. All are clustered on a magic (stretch) cord and has no clasp, therefore there is no back side showing!
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Thursday, May 27, 2010
Hi! Just finished and really love the way it turned out....
This beautiful cluster bracelet is made with tons of glass seed, flower and leaf beads which are wrapped with sterling silver wire, looped onto sterling silver jump rings and attached on a sterling silver Add A Charm bracelet.
To keep the bracelet on safely on the wrist, the toggle clasp also is secured with a safety chain (both of which are sterling silver).
The beads were special order and so pretty. Because of this, I wanted to create this cluster bracelet with finer metals and collected the sterling silver finding materials while waiting for the beads to arrive.
Thanks for looking!!!!!
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
I recently listed this on Etsy. Please wish me luck selling it in this terrible economy.
19 3/4" turquoise shells, turquoise glass beads, olive glass beads, gold cultured pearls on an Add A Charm necklace.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
These are fun little guys I love making. Can be used just any place; pendants, earrings, glass markers, , sewn on a Peter Pan collar shirt, hair pins, barrettes...
Pink Cat's Eye Beaded Grapes
Gold Cultured Pearl Beaded Grapes
White Cultured Pearl Grapes
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Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Really fun to make and full of goodies, this style is definitely a chunky necklace.
Made with greenish colored shells, gold and white cultured pearls, green glass beads which look like a Tiger's Eye, silver toned "Add A Charm" style necklace and wire (wire wrapping around beads).
This piece reminds me of the treasures left behind in the foam as the tide rolls in and out (before BP....),
Saturday, May 8, 2010
This French beaded hat with strawberries is going to have blue fabric or ribbon for the 4th of July. Of course I have tons in my stash but none of it was the perfect blue.
Can't wait to wear it, but am waiting until at least the end of June. It has thousand of beads and many hours of work... and when you hold it, you can definitely tell.
Posted this in my Facebook album. Please feel free to pop over there. I also created a gallery of my beaded pieces;
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Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Monday, May 3, 2010
Saturday, May 1, 2010
I'm just twisted about French Beading!
Here's a mini sunflower. The colors are a peach-ish gold petals, chocolate brown center and peridot green leaves. Approximately 6 1/2" tall and flower is about 4" wide.
Thanks for looking!!!
This oil WILL NOT be entirely cleaned up before hurricane season.... what then BP?!!? Are you prepared to clean up the devastating blow to everyone and everything effected and help with our already crippled nation?
Just as the economy is on the rebound, another industry is wiped out. Killing off jobs as quickly as it's already killing nature. The Gulf coast is the LARGEST producer of seafood in the world. Do you think the jobs created by the Clean Up Committee will be able to employ all those unemployed people? Do you think the shrimp, oysters and the rest of the sea life really care about that? YES! It costs money to clean it all up and WE DON'T HAVE IT (... and the company that should be paying for the clean up just took a major financial hit.)
But, let's not dwell on ourselves. Because of the cold weather, the sea life is now starting to spawn, but the wetlands and waters impacted by the oil is too contaminated. It could take 20 years for the spawning grounds to recuperate. We won't have to worry about oil in our shellfish, because there won't be shellfish. The sea life that manages to live in such toxicity will poison wildlife, then they'll kill two friends, and then they'll kill two friends and so on and so on... We can't even imagine some of the long term effects.
POTUS Obama, responsible domestic oil production is never a responsible answer. No one and nothing is error-proof. This is not a matter of "If" but "When". Craftsman offers a lifetime warranty. If you ask them I am sure they will tell you they are backing that warranty, every day in stores all over the country. LL Bean offers the same guarantee and I have a pair of boots which need repair.
President Obummer, PLEASE think before you speak. And maybe you can use some of that hot air to spin some OFFSHORE windmills. Just thinking... with my degree in Thinkology from the University SOHK (School of Hard Knocks).