Wednesday, August 29, 2012

More Recent Favorites on Etsy:

Fun to Shop!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Summer Bouquet

I love summer flowers
Even if they are not from the home garden
They brighten up the day...

 Click here to see more beautiful photos:
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Friday, August 24, 2012

Now That is Beadwork...

Royal Scepter of Bohemia Vladislav Hall, Praque Castle
Wolfgang Sauber
Polish Crown Jewels: Crown of Boleslaw I The Brave, Orb and Royal Scepter
used by Stanislaus II August of Poland

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St. Stephen's Crown, the Sword and Orb of Hungary
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Schopenhauer Qorilla


Monday, August 20, 2012

Inspired By Design Challenge: Life at the Lake

This month's challenge by Jennifer Cameron over at Art Jewelry Elements was so wonderful I just had to jump in!


I was immediately drawn to all the grasses with the the little red and pink flowers peaking through. It wasn't until while making my bracelet that I began to remember the lakeside house I used to visit when I was very young. The house belonged to my aunt and uncle and it sat upon a big wooded hill. There was a long winding trail that lead down to the lake and I remember tromping down to the water's edge with my mom and cousins to pick cattails and wade along the muddy shore.


The house had a small office that my uncle kept off the screened front porch. I remember being told to be careful not to touch anything there. My favorite thing to look at in his office was a collection of decoys and wooden duck calls. ...Sometimes when we little cousins would become bored and unruly, my uncle would take out the various duck calls and show us how to quack.

And so here is the inspiration piece:

An 18 strand seed bead bracelet featuring a cattail bugle beaded focal, bead tatted jump rings and a watery green lampwork bead by Tom Gromwall at The Jewelweaver.

Thanks Jennifer for sharing your photos, inspiring me to create something... and remember ;)

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Friday, August 10, 2012

Big Bad Beautiful Bangle Bracelets...

These bangle bracelets are not for everyone. They carry an inside measurement of 9.25 to 9.75 inches. Big, bad, and very beautiful.

The foundation is plastic tubing, making them soft, flexible and very fun to wear. Stop by my Etsy Shop for more information.

Big, Bad, Beautiful.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Take a Tour of This Blog Hop September 1st...

Get Ready to Travel the World!

Treasures Found :: Inspiration is Everywhere

Erin over at Treasures Found: inspiration is everywhere is sponsoring a fabulous blog hop on September 1st.  Stop by her blog now to enjoy gorgeous photos, color pallettes, and information covering many of the wonderul travel destinations of the world.  Blog Hop participants will each design a piece of jewelry for a international travel destination.  Stop back September 1st to see my new jewelry design. The country I chose is Sri Lanka.  This is going to be a great intenet adventure and I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!